Know the legend of Maa Katyayani, puja vidhi and rituals

Know the legend of Maa Katyayani, puja vidhi and rituals

Sunday (April 18) is the sixth day of Chaitra Navratri and is dedicated to Maa Katyayani. Devotees pray to Goddess Katyayani, who is known as one of the most powerful forms of Goddess Durga.

Know the legend of Maa Katyayani, puja vidhi and rituals
Know the legend of Maa Katyayani, puja vidhi and rituals

According to the pictorial description, Maa Katyayani is shown mounted on a lion and holds the Vara and Abhaya mudra in the two right hands and on the left, she holds sword and lotus. She is considered, as the warrior goddess, and as per Hindu belief, she killed Mahishasura. Maa Katyayani is named after a sage, Katya, who raised her.

According to legends, Devi Sita, Rukmini and gopis of Braj used to worship Goddess Katyayani for the perfect life partner. Ever since, if unmarried girls worship Maa Katyayani they are too believed to get a perfect life-parter.

Maa Katyayani Mantras

Om Devi Katyayanyai Namah||
Chandrahasojjvalakara Shardulavaravahana|
Katyayani Shubham Dadyad Devi Danavaghatini||
Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Ma Katyayani Rupena Samsthita|
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah||

Maa Katyayani Puja Vidhi

Devotees wake up early in the morning, bathe and wear clean clothes. They then light incense stick in front of Maa Katyayani’s idol and offer her flowers and do tilak. Mantras are chanted, prasad such as jaggery, honey, etc offer her beauty items, such as kajal, sindoor, bindi, bangles, etc. are offered to the Goddess. Havan is done followed y the aarti.

Whatsapp messages, wishes to send on Day 6 of Chaitra Navratri 2021

*Wishing you a happy and prosperous Navratri, may this festival bring you happiness and success. HAPPY NAVARATRI 2021!

*May maa Durga empower you and your family with her 9 swaroopa of name, fame, health, wealth, happiness, humanity, education, bhakti, and shakti. HAPPY NAVARATRI 2021!

*Maa Durga ka sada rahe ashirvad; dhan, samridhi, sukh aur kamiyabi ka de aapko aashirvad; Navrati ki nau raatein roshan kar dein aapka Jeevan; Navratri ki shubh kamnayein!

*May this festival bring you happiness and success. HAPPY NAVRATRI 2021!

*May the blessings of maa Durga fall upon you and your family. HAPPY NAVRATRI 2021!

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