On the sixth day of Navratri, devotees worship Maa Katyayani. On this day, the person who worships the mother gets the fruits of meaning, religion, work and salvation. At the same time, disease, grief, anguish and fear are all destroyed. According to beliefs, the world-famous Maharishi Katyayan in Katya gotra had done a difficult penance of Bhagwati Paramamba. He wanted a daughter and in consequence of penance, he received a daughter. Born to Maharishi Katyayan’s house, this goddess was named Devi Katyayani.
It is believed that all works are completed by the grace of the mother. They are worshipped at a place called Vaidyanath. Mother fulfils every desire of the person. These are unfailing fruit. She was worshipped along with the Gopis of Braj on the banks of Kalindi Yamuna as they wanted to have Lord Krishna as their husband. She is worshipped as the presiding deity of Brajmandal. Their form is very grand and divine. She has 4 arms and is shining like gold.
Mother has 4 arms. The right hand on the right hand is in Abhayamudra and the lower hand is in the groom posture. On the left are the sword in the upper hand and the lotus flower in the bottom. The mother’s ride is a lion. It is believed that a person who worships Mother Katyayani with full devotion and true mind on 6th day of Navratri gets the meaning, religion, work and salvation. At the same time, all his sufferings are destroyed. For this reason, it is also said that worshipping the mother Katyayani attains the ultimate status. Maa Katyayani’s favourite colour is red. Maa Katyayani’s favourite colour is red. It is believed that offering honey to the mother makes the mother very happy.
Worshipping Goddess Katyayani should be done by wearing red or yellow clothes. In the puja plate, dedicate all the worship materials and clothes including Kumkum, Akshat, Turmeric, Henna. Offer 3 lumps of turmeric to the Goddess and then keep them with you. Mother loves honey, she should be offered with honey. The mother should offer yellow flowers and yellow naivedya.
Mother is pleased with chanting mantras
कात्यायनी शुभं दद्याद्देवी दानवघातिनी॥
kaatyaayanee shubhan dadyaaddevee daanavaghaatinee.
Mother can also be pleased with this mantra
ॐ देवी कात्यायन्यै नमः॥
om devee kaatyaayanyai namah.