Sixth Day of Navratri - Maa Katyayani
'Ya Devi Sarva Bhuteshu, Maa Katyayani Devi Rupen Samshthita |
Namashtashyi Namastashyi, Namastashyi Namo Namah ||'
'To that Devi, who are available in all forms is abiding in the sixth form of Maa Gauri known as Maa Katyayani Devi, My Salutations to Her, My Salutations to Her, Millions Salutations again and again.'
The sixth day of Navaratri is for Goddess Katyayani. She is known by Katyayani because she was born to Sage Katyayan. As she was the daughter of Great sage Katayana, she became prominent with the name ‘Katyayani’. Her appearance is divine and majestic. She has four arms in her portraits. Her upper arm holds a sword and lower arm holds a lotus. Her upper right hand is in Abhayamudra and lower hand is in Barmudra. She is seated on a lion wearing a pink saree and a rosary in her neck. She is represented as the divine power who demolishes demons and devils.
Chaitra Navratri Sixth Day 2019 Date: 11th April, 2019 (Thursday)
Legends say that there was a sage named Kat. Kat had a son named Katyayan who performed a very hard penance and long austerities to receive the divine grace of Goddess Durga. Kat was famous among the ancestry of saints. With the extreme penance, Katyayana was able to please Goddess Durga and she took birth on earth by the face of the daughter of Katyayana. Sage Katyayana was the first to worship the goddess so she was also named after him ‘Katyayani’.
Navratri Sixth Day Colour: Red color
Navratri Sixth Day Bhog : Honey (Sahad)
Navratri Sixth Day Daan : Entertainment Content to Girls
It is believed that Katyana worshipped her on three days, Saptmi, Ashthmi and Navmi. On the tenth day, she killed Mahishasura and freed all the devas from his atrocities. As she destroys demons, she is exactly opposite for her devotees and worshipers. She is extremely generous for her devotees. On the sixth day of Navaratri, she is offered a grand Pooja following with holy rituals and by chanting mantras. People worship her to remove their sins and bless them with her positive spiritual energy. It is believed that worshiping Goddess Katyayani on this day, devotees can feel the presence of agya chakra in their soul. To win the heart of Goddess Katyayani, one must experience the feeling of absolute self-sacrifice.
Goddess Katyayani is worshipped with the chant of mantras and is believed that she eliminates all the sufferings and troubles of her devotees. Her followers can feel the immense feeling of fulfillment and are enlightened by worshiping her. It's said that worshipping Goddess Katyayani with devotion and believe can lead to the path of Dharma, Artha, Kama, and ultimately Moksh. It is also said that worshiping her on the sixth day can get her blessing and the devotee will get desired husband. She completes the wishes of her true followers.