Thursday, October 10, 2013

6th Day Of Navratri: Goddess of Planet Brihaspati (Jupiter) - Maa Katyayani

Sixth day of Navratri is devoted to the 6th form of Maa Durga “Goddess Katyayani”, the ruler of the planet Brihaspati (Jupiter), the Devi who killed the demon Mahishasura and the Goddess who is also known as “Queen of Vraj”. 

या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ कात्यायनी रूपेण संस्थिता।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नम:।।

Chant this Mantra to welcome the Goddess of sixth day “Maa Katyayani”. 

Maa Katyayani

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What Legends Say

According to the legends there was a sage “Katyayana” who observed very hard penance to seek the grace of Goddess Durga. She was pleased with his hard penance and therefore, took birth in the form of his daughter on Dakshin devils corresponding to his wish on Krishna Chaturdashi to protect the Gods from the devils and demons. Sage Katyayana got the first privilege to worship her and for this reason she was named Katyayani. He worshiped her for three days (Shukla Saptami, Ashtami and Navami). On Vijadashami (tenth day) she killed the demon Mahishasura and freed the gods from his atrocities.

Maa Katyayani

She has three eyes and four arms. In one hand she holds weapons and in the other holds a lotus. Remaining two hands are in Abhay Mudra and Varamudra respectively. The appearance of Maa Katyayani is as radiant as gold and she rides on a lion. 


To seek the blessings of Maa Katyayani the devotees sit in meditation and enter into Agya Chakra which is the most important Chakra. She is worshipped with utmost faith and devotion and leads to attainment of Dharma, Karma, Moksha and Artha. They wear red and white color on this day. She is worshipped with flowers and mantras. 

Why Worship Maa Katyayani

Worshipping Goddess Katyayani eliminates sufferings and troubles from one’s life. The devotees feel highly enlightened and get immense power to stand and fight against the evil. They attain physical and mental strength to face any situation and challenge of life.

Bhog For Maa Katyayani

Honey is the Bhog offered to please Maa Katyayani.

Queen Of Vraj

Gopis worship Maa Katyayani in Vraj to get Lord Krishna as their husband and therefore, she is also known as the “Queen of Vraj”.

A very famous temple of the Goddess is in Chhattarpur region of Delhi. In this temple darshan of Maa Katyayani can be availed on “Ashtami” of every month. The golden and huge image of Maa attracts the attention of numerous devotes.

Worship Maa Katyayani and seek her blessings to confront all problems of life with zeal and confidence.

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