Navratri in India takes place twice a year. Both Chaitra Navratri and Sharad Navratri are considered highly auspicious. This 9-day festival is in dedication to all 9 forms of the Goddess Durga. Similarly, Navratri day 6 is dedicated to Goddess Katyayani an avatar of Durga. The fierce Goddess has four hands and three eyes. She rides a lion and holds a lotus and sword in her two left hands. The other two hands signaling gestures of Varna and Abaya Mudra.
On this day if you worship the deity she will bless you with a good husband and blissful married life. Fasting on the 6th day and following all the rituals will lead you towards sane health and wealth. Moreover, if a girl is facing trouble in getting the right match then she should worship the Goddess. This form of the deity was surprisingly idolized by Goddess Sita, Rukmini to get an ideal husband.
Furthermore, if you worship the Goddess she will bless you with great physical strength. Also, all kinds of sorrow and mental issues will resolve. In addition, you can also attain a higher spiritual level if you practice the rituals.
Once a sage named Katyanan practiced hard penance to please the Gods. He wished for a child in the form of Goddess Durga. However, the demon Mahisaura was causing a lot of havoc for the Gods. The Gods Vishnu, Bramha and Shiva created Goddess Katyayani who emerged from the flames. She then took birth as the daughter of sage Katyanan and so came to be known as Katyanai.
Further, the Gods had gifted her with powerful weapons and 18 hands to kill the demon. There was a furious battle between the two and Goddess cut Mahisasura’s throat with her sword. This way good won over evil.
You should commence the puja by worshipping Lord Ganesha, he will remove all upheavals in the puja. Further, take a vow and perform meditation and ask the Goddess to accept your prayers. Light incense sticks and a Diya in front of the deity, and offer flowers and then chant the holy mantra. The puja requires various rituals which you can get it done by booking an online Durga Saptashati Path on Astrotalk.
Om Devi Katyayanyai Namah॥
Katyayani Shubham Dadyad Devi Danavaghatini॥
Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Ma Katyayani Rupena Samsthita।
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah॥
You should offer honey to the deity along with coconut, pumpkin, turmeric, bananas, and Kumkum. Then you should perform a mandatory Arti of camphor. After all the rituals are done the offerings to God should be disturbed amongst all.
We hope that the Goddess blesses you with immense happiness and great health. Stay safe and stay home.
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