Navratri 2020 shasthi Tithi/day 6 is dedicated to the Mata Katyayani who is the sixth form amongst nine forms of Nav Devi Durga. She is depicted with four hands. She is worshipped as a warrior goddess. Goddess Katyayani was worshipped by Radha, Sita, and Rukmini for a good husband and they got their desired one. So, it is believed that by worshipping her, girls can get a good husband and have a good/smooth marriage life. It is also believed that worshipping Mata Katyayani can remove negative effects from one’s horoscope. Navratri Shasthi Tithi fell on October 22 this year in Shardiya Navratri.
Maa Katyayani was born in Katyayana Rishi’s house, and that’s why she is called Katyayani. She sits on the lotus flower. Her vehicle is a lion. Maa Katyayani looks glowing like the sun; she holds a sword from one hand and a lotus in another one. She keeps Abhayamudra and Varadamudras respectively from the other two hands. Maa Katyayani governs the planet Jupiter.
Navratri 2020 Shasthi Tithi/Day 6 Puja Details
Favorite flower: Marigold
Color of the Day: Green
Deity: Maa Katyayani
Mantra: ‘Om Devi Katyayanyai Namah’
Ruling Planet: Jupiter (Brihaspati)
Worship Date: 6th day of Navratri (Shasthi)
Worshipping Maa Katyayani is believed to fruitful for unmarried girls or those who have delayed marriage and have problems in married life. She fulfills the wishes of devotees, gives peace of mind and blessed them with a flourishing married life. It is also believed that those who are unsuccessful in education and jobs too should worship Maa Katyayani Devi.
Goddess Katyayani Puja Vidhi
The devotees should wear red and pink color clothes while worshipping Maa Katyayani. It’s considered best to worship Maa Katyayani in Pradoshkal i.e Godhuli Bela. Once prepared, devotees should offer fruits, Bail leaves, pink flowers, and honey to goddesses. Following these, they should chant the mantra and recite the Aarti.
Maa Katyayani should be offered honey and bail pathar as bhog. The devotees can also offer milk made sweets and dry fruits. Prasad must be distributed among entire devotees once worshiping is finished. Bhog is the blessing of Goddess Katyayani Devi.
Aarti & Mantra
Kaatyaayani Mahaamaaye Mahaayoginyadheeshvari,
Nand gopasutan devipatin me kuru te namah.
For Delayed Marriage
Tatha man kurukalyanikantkantansudurlabham
For finding suitable husband for daughter
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॥