Worship Devi Katyayini as the 6th form of Maa Durga
Maa Katyayani is the sixth form of Nav Durga. Devi Katyayani is worshipped on the sixth day of navratri or the Durga Puja. She is depicted by four arms. In the upper left hand she holds sword and lower left hand holds lotus flower. In the right side, her upper right hand is in Abhaymudra and the lower is in Barmudra. Lion is her procession. She is imagined sitting on the Lion wearing Pink saree and with white rosary in her neck.
As per the ancient vedic stories, there was a renowned sage named ‘Maharashi Kat’. Rishi Katya was son of Maharishi Katya and under the Katya clan a prominent sage was born by the name of ‘Katyayan’. Rishi Katyayan was a great devotee of Devi Durga and performed rigorous penance for eras. When Goddess Bhagwati (Durga) was pleased by his devotion asked him to wish for something. Rishi Katyayan prayed Goddess Bhagwati to take birth as his daughter. Goddess Bhagwati accepted and accomplished his wish. She born as the daughter of Rishi Katyayan at his home. After some eras, when tyranny of demon Mahisasur crossed all the limits of domination and evil, all the deities request Maa Durga to put an end on it. Devi Katyayani took this responsibility on her shoulders and destroyed all the evils. Being the daughter of Rishi Katyayan, she got the name ‘Katyayani’.
All the four objects – Artha, Dharma, Kama and Moksha are easily reached by the Sadhak who worship Maa Katyayani with full faith and devotion. She is the ruler of Ajna Chakra. The sixth chakra in the human body is called Third Eye chakra or in Sanskrit it is termed as Ajna Chakra. The meaning of Ajna is perception, to become aware of and control. This chakra is associated with imagination, power of psychic, intuition and seeing everything on all levels. The function of this chakra is aptly described in Sanskrit meaning command.
There is no better and easier way than to worship Mother Katyayani for the destruction of sins and evils done in the previous birth. She is also worshipped to remove the problems of delay in marriage and to find suitable husband for marriage. Planet Saturn is ruled by Maa Katyayani.
Maa Kathyayini Mantra:
Chandra Hasojvalakara Shardul Var Vahna
Katyayini Shubham Dadhya Devi Dan Vaghatini
Shani Mantra: Om Sham Shanaischaryaye Namah