The sixth day of Navratri Puja falls on Sashti Tithi (sixth day of the waxing phase of moon) in the month of Ashvin (September – October).
Goddess Maa Katyayani Devi (Navratri 6th Day)
The deity worshipped on the sixth day of Navratri puja is Katyayani. The name signifies the form of Durga which manifested as the daughter of the sage Katyayan in answer to his prayers. Katyayani rides on a lion and carries ten weapons in her hands. She has three eyes and a half moon decorating her forehead.
Story of Ma Katyayani
Once, the sage Katyayan undertook a severe penance to get Ma Parvati as his daughter. Owing to his sincere devotion and ardent penance, Ma Durga blessed him and was born as his daughter. Be4ing the daughter of sage Katyayan, Ma Durga got the name Katyayani. Once she grew up, she took arms in her ten hands and started touring the tree worlds to annihilate the demons who were creating atrocities and troubling people. This is one of the most fearful form that Ma Durga assumed to annihilate the demons. However, she is very benign to her devotees and protects them with the highest care and compassion.
Ma Katyayani importance
Ma Katyayani rules over the planet Brihaspati or Jupiter. Brihaspati is the most beneficial planet in the entire system of astrology. The very sight of the planet Guru or Jupiter will give immense benefits, prosperity, and success in life. Katyayani puja gives the devotees all the benefits got from the planet Jupiter and she alleviates the problems caused by the afflicted Jupiter in the horoscope.
Ma Katyayani puja on Navratri 6th Day
Ma Katyayani’s favorite flowers are red roses and therefore it is auspicious to do the sixth day of Navratri puja with red roses. Start the puja with Ganesh prarthna and then offer shodasopachar to Ma Katyayani on the sixth day of Navratri concluding with arati.
Navratri Sixth Day Katyayani Mantras
Om Devi Katyayani Namah
Om Devi Katyayanyayi Namah Chandrahaasojjval Karaa Shaardoolvarvaahanaa
Katyayani Shubham Dadyaad Devi Daanavghatini
Ma Katyayani Prarthna on Navratri 6th Day
Katyayani Shubham Dadyad Devi Danavaghatini
Ma Katyayani Stuti on Navratri 6th Day
Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Ma Katyayani Rupena Samsthita
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah
Ma Katyayani Dhyan on Navratri 6th Day
Vande Vanchhita Manorathartha Chandrardhakritashekharam
Simharudha Chaturbhuja Katyayani Yashasvinim
Swarnavarna Ajnachakra Sthitam Shashthama Durga Trinetram
Varabhita Karam Shagapadadharam Katyayanasutam Bhajami
Patambara Paridhanam Smeramukhi Nanalankara Bhushitam
Manjira, Hara, Keyura, Kinkini, Ratnakundala Manditam
Prasannavadana Pallavadharam Kanta Kapolam Tugam Kucham
Kamaniyam Lavanyam Trivalivibhushita Nimna Nabhim
Ma Katyayani Stotra on Navratri 6th Day
Kanchanabha Varabhayam Padmadhara Mukatojjavalam
Smeramukhi Shivapatni Katyayanesute Namoastute
Patambara Paridhanam Nanalankara Bhushitam
Simhasthitam, Padmahastam Katyayanasute Namoastute
Paramanandamayi Devi Parabrahma Paramatma
Paramashakti, Paramabhakti, Katyayanasute Namoastute
Vishwakarti, Vishwabharti, Vishwaharti, Vishwaprita
Vishwachinta, Vishwatita Katyayanasute Namoastute
Kam Bija, Kam Japanandakam Bija Japa Toshite
Kam Kam Bijam Japadasaktakam Kam Santuta
Kam Bija Japakarinikam Bija Tapa Manasa
Kam Karini Kam Mantrapujitakam Bija Dharini
Kam Kim Kumkai Kah Thah Chah Swaharupini
Ma Katyayani Kavach on Navratri 6th Day
Katyayanaumukha Patu Kam Swahaswarupini
Lalate Vijaya Patu Malini Nitya Sundari
Kalyani Hridayam Patu Jaya Bhagamalini
Importance of Sixth day Navratri puja
The sixth-day puja offered to Katyayani is very important and this day is also called as Maha Sashti. This day is also the third and the final day of the three days Mahalakshmi puja done during Navratri celebrations.
Katyayani worship gives an individual a high social status and a bounteous wealth that does not fade away.
The families get happiness and harmony brought about by a good understanding and peaceful relationship.