Maa Katyayani

Navratri Day 6: Maa Katyayani is worshipped

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On sixth day of Navratri Maa Katyayani is worshipped. She is the sixth avatar of Maa Durga. On fifth day of Navratri Maa Skandamata is worshipped. According to Hindu scriptures, Mata Parvati is the daughter of sage Katya therefore this avatar of Maa Parvati is known by Maa Katyayani.

Maa Katyayani is the warrior goddess avatar of Maa Durga and she took the avatar of Katyayani to eliminate Mahishasura.

The pictorial representation of Maa depicts with four hands holding lotus flower and sword on left hands while right hands can be seen in Abhaya and Varada Mudras. Her carrier is a lion.

Maa Katyayani


Maa Katyayani is worshipped by her devotees for a happy and stable married life. She ensures harmony and peace in married life. According to legends, Sita Mata, Gopis and Rukmini worshipped Maa Katyayani to get life partner of their own choice.


1. ॐ देवी कात्यायन्यै नमः॥

2. चन्द्रहासोज्ज्वलकरा शार्दूलवरवाहना।

कात्यायनी शुभं दद्याद् देवी दानवघातिनी॥

3. या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ कात्यायनी रूपेण संस्थिता।

नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥

1. Om Devi Katyayanyai Namah

2. Chandrahasojjvalakara Shardulavaravahana

Katyayani Shubham Dadyad Devi Danavaghatini

3. Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Ma Katyayani Rupena Samsthita

Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah

Colour and Flower

The colour for today is Yellow and pink coloured flowers are dear to Maa Katyayani.

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