Katyayani Devi: The Goddess Worshiped On Sixth Day Of Navratri
Maa Katyayani is said to be one of the most violent forms of Goddess Parvati. She got her name because she was born to Rishi Katyayana.
The sixth day of Navratri is of Katyayani Devi, the goddess of shakti. She is also revered as a warrior goddess. The legend of her emergence goes this way. The Mahishasura, tyrannical demon had created havoc on the planet, everyone reached to Maa Parvati for help. On the request of her devotees, Maa Parvati took this form to kill Mahishasura.
Origin Of Maa Katyayani
According to mythological stories, Maa Katyayani is said to be one of the most violent forms of Goddess Parvati. She got her name because she was born to rishi Katyayana.
The skanda puran says that Maa originated from the natural wrath of God, while the Vamana puran says all gods gathered their energy in the Karyayana rishi ashram and the sage performed the shakti puja of the foam of goddess who is seated on lion given by Maa Parvati. Goddess Katyayani emerged from there.
How To Worship Maa Katyayani
Girls facing troubles in getting married, if worships her wholeheartedly and chats Oṃ Devī Kātyāyanyai Namaḥ, mantra which is the Maa Katyayani mantra, they get married soon.
Radha, Sita and Rukmini worshipped her to get a good husband. She is depicted with either four, ten, or eighteen hands and rides on a magnificent lion. She carries a lotus flower and sword in her left hands respectively and keeps her right hands in Varadamudras and Abhayamudra.
The devotees offer her honey in the prasad and she governs the planet Jupiter.