The sixth day of Navratri is dedicated to the ferocious warrior avatar of Goddess Durga, known as Maa Katyayani. The Mahishasurmardini, who rides a lion and holds a lotus flower and multiple weapons including a sword and Lord Shiva’s trident is worshipped on Shashthi. This year, Shashthi falls today Saturday, October 1. Devotees all across India pray to the warrior avatar of Goddess Durga seeking blessings. Here’s everything that you need to know about the legend of Maa Katyayani, the puja vidhi, and the bhog that should be offered to her.
Significance of worshipping Maa Katyayani
Devotees worship Maa Katyayani on the sixth day of Navratri for resolving marital woes. Unmarried girls are advised to perform Maa Katyayani puja to seek a perfect suitor in their lives. In addition to this, legend has it that Maa Katyayani not only resolves marital problems but also helps in removing all the obstacles standing in the way of one’s success and blesses devotees with good fortune.
- The puja vidhi for worshipping Maa Katyayani isn’t difficult. Devotees must bathe in clean water and wear clean clothes before performing the ritual.
- Offering fresh flowers to Maa Katyayani is deemed a good omen, especially lotus. Devotees can then chant mantras and recite prayers to complete the ritual.
Maa Katyayani Bhog
It is believed that Maa Katyayani should be offered honey in Bhog.
Maa Katyayani mantras
Om Devi Katyayanyai Namah
Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Ma Katyayani Rupena Samsthita. Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah
Chandra Hasojja Valakara, Shaardulavar Vaahana, Kaatyayani Shubham Daddya, Devi Daanav Ghaatini