During the Navratri days, each day has its own significance as each day is dedicated to a different goddess. On the 6th day of Navratri, the goddess worshipped is Goddess Katyayani, the warrior avatar of Goddess Parvati. She was named Katyayani as she was born in the house of sage Katya. Here is everything you need to know and must do to please the goddess and bring in more blessings.

The Significance 

Going by the mythological folklore, Goddess Parvati had to kill the demon Mahishasura which is why she changed into the warrior goddess. She is depicted with 3 eyes, 4 hands and a ferocious lion as her vehicle. In her left hands, she is has a lotus and a sword, while the right hands are in Abhaya Mudra and Varada. The Aagya Chakra is said to help in proper guidance to the right path as per devotees.

It is believed that if you are able to devote yourself and channel with what the goddess signifies, devotees are able to get rid of their sins. It is also said that praying to the goddess also helps in the betterment of marital lives. 

  • Flower: Marigold
  • Colour to be worn on Day 6: Green
  • Ruling Planet: Jupiter

Puja Vidhi

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On this 6th day, worship the idol of the Goddess and a kalash. Sing the mantras with flowers in your hands and the stotra path. Finish the puja with the aarti dedicated to the Goddess and then worship Lord Vishnu and Brahma.

The Mantra

Vande Vanchit Manortharth Chandrardhkrit Shekharam

Sinharuda Chaturbhuja Katyayini Yashaswanim

Swarnaagya Chakra Stithtan Shashtam Durga Trinetram

Varabheet Karaan Shagpaddharan Katyayansutan Bhajami

Patambar Paridhanan Smermukhi Nanalankar Bhooshitam 

Manjeer Haar Keyoor, Kinkini, Ratnakundal Manditam

Prasannvadna Ptrawadharan Kantakpola Tung Kucham

Kamniya Lavanyan Trivalivibhushit Nimn Nabhim.  

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Stotra Path

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Kanchanabha Varabhayan Padyadhara Muktojjwalan

Smermukhi Shivpatni Katyayanesute Namostute 

Patambar Paridhanan Nanalankar Bhooshitam 

Sinhasthita Padamhastan Katyayanesute Namostute 

Parmavdamyi Devi Parbrahma Parmatma 

Paramshakti, Parambhakti, Katyayanesutenamostute

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The Aarti

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Jai Jay Ambe Jai Katyayni

Jai Jagmata Jai Ki Maharani

Baijnath Sthan Tumhara

Vaha Vardati Naam Pukara

Kayi Naam Hai Kayi Dhaad Hain

Yeh Sthan Bhi To Sukh Dham Hai

Kahi Yogeshwari Mahima Naari

Har Mandir Me Jyoti Tumhari

Har Jgh Utsav Hote Rehte

Har Mandir Me Bhagat Kehte Rehte

Katyani Rakshak Kaya Ki

Granthi Kate Mohe Maya Ki

Jhute Mohe Se Chhudane Vaali

Apna Naam Japane Waali

Katyayani Rakshak Kaya Ki

Granthi Kate Moh Maya Ki

Har Sankat Ko Dur Kregi

Bhandare Bharpur Kregi

Jo Bhi Maa ko Chaman Pukare

Katyayani Sab Kasht Nivaare

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Wish you a very Happy Navratri and may all the Goddesses bless you.

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