Navaratri is the name of Mother Katyayani on the sixth day. That which purifies every devotee of his devotee. The seeker says that every Arjuna sought from a true heart is fulfilled in the mother’s court.
Why say katyayani
It is also a story of how mother named Katyayani was – a famous Maharishi named Kat. His son Rishi was a poet. The world famous Maharishi poetry was born in these Katti tribes. He had done a lot of hard penance for many years while worshiping Bhagwati. His wish was that mother Bhagwati was born as her home daughter. Mother Bhagwati accepted her prayer. After that the mother’s name was Katyayani.
It is said that mother never disappoints her devotees. This form of mother is very gorgeous, gentle and attractive. During Navaratri, the mother should be worshiped with the true heart. People worship mothers by setting a decline, and happy, mother never disappoints her children.
Maa Katyayani has 3 eyes and 4 hands. She holds a sword in Her one left-hand and a lotus in another. The other 2 hands respectively show protecting and allowing actions. If you make vow of fasting and worshipping her, she would bless you with the husband you have wished and prayed for. If a lady’s marriage is getting delayed due to one or the other reason, she may worship Maa Katyayani to remove obstacles that may be causing delays in her marriage.
Goddess Katyayani is worshipped by chanting the following Mantra’s:
कात्यायनि महामाये महायोगिन्यधीश्वरि ।
नन्द गोपसुतं देविपतिं मे कुरु ते नमः ॥
Kātyāyani mahāmāyē mahāyōgin’yadhīśvari |
Nanda gōpasutaṁ dēvipatiṁ mē kuru tē namaḥ ||
Maa also blesses you with better health and wealth. By worshipping Maa Katyayani, you may develop great strength to fight all disease, sorrows and fears. In order to destruct the sins accumulated over your several lives, you should religiously worship Maa Katyayani.