Katyayani Devi Puja on Seventh Day of Navratri Celebration 2016:
Goddess Parvati in the most violent form is known by the name of Goddess Katyayani. Goddess Parvati took incarnation in the form of Katyayani Devi to destroy Mahishasura demon. She is famous as the Warrior Goddess. She is worshiped on the sixth Navratri which is falling on the seventh day of Sharad Navratri 2016.
Goddess Katyayani governs the planet Brihaspati. It is believed as per the religious books that Goddess Parvati took birth at the home of Rishi ( sage ) Katya. So, this form of Goddess Parvati is called by the name of Goddess Katyayani. Goddess Katyayani is Mahasaraswati as per Durga Saptshati texts.
Goddess Katyayani mounts on the magnificent lion and has four hands. She keeps her right hands in Varada Mudra and Abhaya Mudra. In her left hands, she holds Lotus Flower and sword. Her favorite flowers are red colored flowers. She loves red roses.
Mantra of Praying to Katyayani Devi are:
( i ) Om Devi Katyayanyayi Namah ( ॐ देवी कात्यायन्यै नमः ) 108 recitation should be done of this mantra
( ii ) Chandrahaasojjval Karaa Shaardoolvarvaahanaa | Katyayani Shubham Dadyaad Devi Daanavghatini ||
( iii ) Om Yaa Devi Sarva Bhuteshu Maa Katyayani Rupen Sansthita, Namastasyayi Namastasyayi Namastasyayi Namo Namaha
Which means, Devi Katyayani who holds Chandrahaas Sword and Lotus Flower in her hands, rides on magnificent Lion and destroys demons, please shower your blessings on me.
Jai Mata Di ! Shubh Navratri !!