What is the story of Devi Katyayani?
Believed to be the destroyer of all evil, she is seen as a warrior goddess who was able to bring peace to the world. Maa Katyayani is one of the fiercest forms of Goddess Durga. She is also known as Mahishasurmardini (Killer of Mahishasura), as she was able to defeat and kill the evil demon Mahishasura.
How can I please MAA Katyayani?
Devotees should hold flowers in their hands and chant mantras. One should keep a pure heart while worshipping Maa Katyayani to have their wishes fulfilled by her. Maa Katyayani blesses married women who pray for their husbands’ healthy lives.
What do you offer Katyayani?
Clean the puja place and offer fresh flowers to the idol of Maa Katyayani. Additionally, worshippers should offer honey and prasad as bhog to the Goddess and carry lotus flowers in their hands while reciting mantras and prayers.
How do you worship Katyayani?
The coconut to be placed during worship should be wrapped in a piece of red cloth and placed over the Kalash. The idol of the Goddess is applied roli, haldi, and sindoor. Devotees chant the Katyayani mantra a hundred and eight times. Kalash is placed in front of the idol.
What does MAA Katyayani symbolize?
Maa Katyayani is a symbol of success and fame. She is the goddess riding on a lion, who is a quadrilateral. She holds a lotus and a sword in her two arms. One arm remains in Vara Mudra and the other arm is in Abhaya Mudra.