On the sixth day of Navratri Goddess Katyayani is worshipped all over the world. Devi Katyayani is the sixth manifestation among Nav Durga. According to Hindu mythology, there was a sage named Katyayani who had a wish that Goddess Durga take the birth as his daughter at his home so he performed the hard penance to please the God. After years of hard penance, God accepted his wish and Goddess Durga was born to sage Katyayana’s Home on Dakshin Krishna Chaturdashi that is why she is known by the name of Katyayani in all over the world. To protect the Devas, Devi Katyayani leads the war from the side of the Gods. When demon Mahishasur crossed all the limits then she killed the demon Mahishasur and freed all the Gods from the torment of Asuras. Goddess Katyayani is one of the violent Devi in the nine goddess of Navratri. At the same time, she shows mercy upon devotees and blessed the devotees with affection and full-fill all their true wishes.
This year in 2016, sixth day of Navratri will be celebrated on October 7 (Friday) and all rituals of Pooja is performed like another day. Mata Katyayani who is worshipped on the sixth day of Navratri Pooja, is known as the Warrior Goddess among nine Goddess. Devi Katyayani has ended the torments of devils and demons with her divine power.
Temples of Goddess Katyayani’s temple are located as following India. The devotees, who want to specially worship Maa Katyayani, can go to these temples.
1- Maa Katyayani Temple, Kolhapur, Maharashtra
2- Maa Katyayani Peeth Temple, Vrindavan
3- Chhatarpur Temple, Delhi
4- Sri Kartyayani Temple, Kerala
5- Maa Katyayani Shakthipeeth Adhar Devi, Mount Abu, Rajasthan
6- Sri Kathyayini Amman Temple, Tamil Nadu
About Maa Katyayani:
Navratri sixth day’s goddess, Maa Katyayani is dressed in pink attire and wearing white rosary in her neck. She has four arms and three eyes and lion is her procession. In her upper left hand, she holds the weapon Sword while Lotus Flower in the lower left hand. The right upper hand is in Abhaymudra pose while lower right hand is in Varmudra.
The girls, who worshipped Maa Katyani on the sixth day of Navratri Pooja are blessed with desired husband as they wish and all other wishes also has been full filled. If a lady’s marriage is getting late or there is any other trouble, then she should worship and do fast to confiscate all the hurdles and problems from her life. The devotees, who worship goddess with huge devotion, faith and with pure mind lead to accomplishment of Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha.