Vasant Navratri Day 6: Please Maa Katyayani
By: Future Point | 05-Apr-2019Views : 1575
The sixth day of Vasant or Chaitra Navratri is associated with worshipping Maa Katyayani.
Who is Maa Katyayani?
There was a demon called Mahishasura who could change forms and become a buffalo as well as a demon. He terrorized everyone, including the Gods and everyone prayed to Lord Vishnu for a solution. Lord Vishnu consulted with Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma; and they requested Goddess Parvati to take an incarnation in order to kill Mahishasura.
Maa Katyayani is the form of Goddess Parvati that She took to kill Mahishasura. She took birth as the daughter of Sage Katyayan and hence came to be known as 'Katyayani'. The Holy Trinity (Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva) and other Gods gave Her many weapons to use in Her battle to slay Mahishasura and She fought extremely fiercely to bring an end to that demon's wrong doings.
Maa Katyayani governs Jupiter or 'Guru Graha'.
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Depiction of Maa Katyayani
Maa Katyayani is depicted as seated on a Lion and has four hands. She holds a terrifying 'Khadag' (sword) and a beautiful 'Kamal' (lotus flower) in Her left hands. Her two right hands are shown in Abhaya Mudra and Vardaan Mudra.
Abhaya Mudra is a hand position in which the Goddess grants fearlessness to Her devotees and Vardaan Mudra is a hand position in which She bestows blessings & boons upon Her devotees.
Significance of Maa Katyayani Worship
One who worships Maa Katyayani, gets victory over all enemies and no obstruction could stop that person from achieving success in life. With Maa Katyayani's blessings, a devotee leads a life of contentment and happiness. There is always abundance of wealth and sound health in the life of a person who gets the blessings of Maa Katyayani.
If someone gets surrounded by really serious problems and there does not seem to be a way out, then by worshipping Maa Katyayani wholeheartedly, the person can get rid of all the problems, no matter how grave they seem to be.
Maa Katyayani's blessings make a person fearless and induce wisdom as well as courage in him/her to tackle challenges with ease and ultimately achieve the desired goals.
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How to please Maa Katyayani?
In order to please all the nine forms of Goddess Durga (including Maa Katyayani) which are known as Nav Durga, devotees perform Nav Durga Pujan.
Nav Durga Pujan is a powerful spiritual process that wards off all problems & hurdles from life and brings the incredibly auspicious blessings of the nine forms of Goddess Durga in the life of a person which ensure a life full of joy, success, bliss & prosperity!
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Benefits of Nav Durga Pujan
Details of Nav Durga Pujan
- Pujan on your behalf by highly learned Brahmin Priests.
- You would receive Mata Ki Chunri, Durga Chalisa, Panchmeva and multiple edible items including coconut used in the Pujan as Holy Prasad.
- Arrangement of watching the recording of the Pujan from the comfort of your home via an online link.
The Nav Durga Pujan is performed in strict accordance with all Vedic and Devi Puja rules & rituals.
Additionally, you also bring Bhuvaneshwari Yantra to your home or office. It is said that Lord Raam worshipped 'Goddess Bhuvaneshwari' before defeating the demon King Raavan.
Bhuvaneshwari Yantra is an incredibly powerful form that attracts the highly auspicious blessings of Goddess Bhuvaneshwari in the life of a devotee and brings success, prosperity & never-lasting bliss!
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