Navratri 6th day or Shasthi tithi is dedicated to the worship of Maa Katyayani - the 6th form of the NavDurga. She is also referred to as the warrior goddess. A girl facing issues for fixing a marriage can pray Maa Katyayani to obtain a happy and smooth marriage life. She ensures harmony and peace in married life. It is also believed that worshiping her on Navratri can help eradicate all the negative effects of planets in horoscope. In 2020, Chaitra Navratri day 6 (Shasthi) falls on Monday, 30 March; and Shardiya Navratri Shasthi falls on Thursday, 22 October 2020.
– Favorite flower: Marigold
– Color of the Day: Green
– Deity: Maa Katyayani
– Mantra: 'Om Devi Katyayanyai Namah'
– Worship Date: 6th day of Navratri (Shasthi)
– Ruling Planet: Jupiter (Brihaspati)
– Day 6 Magha Gupta Navratri: Thursday, 30 January 2020
– Day 6 Chaitra Navratri: Monday, 30 March 2020
– Day 6 Ashadha Gupta Navratri: Saturday, 27 June 2020
– Day 6 Shardiya Navratri: Thursday, 22 October 2020
On the havoc created by Mahishasura, Goddess Parvati had taken the avatar of Katyayani. She is also referred as the warrior Goddess. Certain religious texts state that Goddess Pravati was born at the home of sage Katya and hence the name Katyayani. She can be seen riding a lion and carrying a lotus stem and sword in her right hands. She is said to be gifted with the lion by Goddess Gauri.
Goddess Katyayani is worshiped in the sixth form of Navdurga. Maa Katyayani was born to Katyayana Rishi's house and hence she is called Katyayani. Their four arms are arms and lotus flowers, their vehicle is lion. These are Goddesses of the Brajamandal, Goddesses worshiped them for getting Krishna. Mother Katyayani is worshiped for the barriers in marriage, a worthy and kind husband receives from his grace. Jupiter's relationship with Jupiter is considered by these.
Maa Katyayani Devi's look is as bright as gold. Four arms striped maa Katyayani sitting on a lion and holding a sword in one hand and the other in the other for her beloved flower lotus. And the other two hands are in Varmunda and Abhyamudra. His vehicle is Lion.
In our sages, a sage Kshatriya of a great caste was born. They did not have any children. Having a desire to get Mother Bhagwati as a daughter, she made harsh austerity of Parama Maa Bhagwati. Pleased with the penance of Maharishi Katyayana, Goddess gave her a boon of a daughter. After a while, the tyranny of the demon Mahishasura increased greatly. Then, with the brightness of the Trinity, a brightly-colored and quadruped woman was born and killed her. The name of Goddess Katyayani is being born in the Katya tribe.
Maa Katyayani has been considered as special fruitful for unmarried girls. Those girls who have delay or problems in marriage, worshiping the quadrangle of Maa Katyayani and fulfilling their demanding work, the devotees, who should be successful in the field of education, must worship. Madhu has special significance in the worship of Katyayani Devi. On this day, honey should be used in Prasad. With this effect, the seeker receives a beautiful appearance.
Kaatyaayani Mahaamaaye Mahaayoginyadheeshvari,
Nand gopasutan devipatin me kuru te namah.
Tatha man kurukalyanikantkantansudurlabham
Nandgopsutamdevipatiam me kurutenamah
जय जय अम्बे जय कात्यायनी। जय जग माता जग की महारानी॥
बैजनाथ स्थान तुम्हारा। वहावर दाती नाम पुकारा॥
कई नाम है कई धाम है। यह स्थान भी तो सुखधाम है॥
हर मन्दिर में ज्योत तुम्हारी। कही योगेश्वरी महिमा न्यारी॥
हर जगह उत्सव होते रहते। हर मन्दिर में भगत है कहते॥
कत्यानी रक्षक काया की। ग्रंथि काटे मोह माया की॥
झूठे मोह से छुडाने वाली। अपना नाम जपाने वाली॥
बृहस्पतिवार को पूजा करिए। ध्यान कात्यानी का धरिये॥
हर संकट को दूर करेगी। भंडारे भरपूर करेगी॥
जो भी माँ को भक्त पुकारे। कात्यायनी सब कष्ट निवारे॥