Chaitra Navratri 2020 Day 6, March 30: The sixth form of Devi Durga who is worshipped during Chaitra Navratri is Lord Katyayani. She may be depicted with four or ten or eighteen hands. This is the second name given for Goddess Adi Parashakti in Amarakosha. Goddess Katyayani was worshipped by Sita and Rukmini for a good husband. Also Read - Happy Durga Ashtami 2021: Send SMS, Greetings, WhatsApp Status, Messages, Prayers to Loved Ones
Lord Katyayani is also known as Warrior Goddess and is believed to be one of the most violent forms of Maa Durga. She was born to sage Katyaya. Thus, she got the name from her father. Later, she married Lord Krishna. According to the Kalika Purana, Sage Katyaya was the one who first worshipped this form of Goddess. She is depicted as seated astride a lion sword and a lotus flower in her right hand. Her left hands can be seen in the Varada and Abhaya Mudra. Also Read - Covid Impact: In This UP Temple, Goddess Durga Wears a Face Mask & Priests Offer Masks as ‘Prasad’
People who worship her with pure heart, Maa Katyayani fulfil their wishes. Married women pray to her for the healthy lives of their husbands. Also Read - Chaitra Navratri 2021: Here's How You Can Celebrate Lord Ram's Birth Amid COVID19 Crisis
She is associated with green colour. This colour is worn by the devotees as a dedication to Goddess Katyayani as the colour symbolises new beginnings and evokes a sense of growth, fertility, peace and serenity. On this day, coconut is offered to goddess Katyayani.
Panchami Tithi at 2:01 AM on March 30 and shall end at 3:14 AM, March 31.
Maa Katyayani Puja Vidhi
Chant mantras with flowers in your hands while praying. Perform aarti and don’t forget to worship Lord Brahma and Vishnu.
Katyayani Mata Ki Aarti