Mother Katyayani

Mother Katyayani is worshiped on the sixth day of Durga Puja. On that day the mind of the seeker is situated in the ‘command’ cycle. This command cycle has a very important place in Yogasadhana. A seeker with a mind situated in this chakra invokes his / her self at the feet of mother Katyayani. Their nature is very grand and divine. Her color is bright and phosphor like gold. She has four arms. One of the two hands on the right side of Mataji is in Abhayamudra and the other is in Vermudra. The sword in one hand and the lotus-flower in the other hand are embellished in the left hand side. Her vehicle is also a lion.

Worship of Maa Katyayini

On this day, first worship the Kalash and the Goddess present in it, then worship the Goddess, who is included in the mother’s family, who sits on both sides of the statue of the Goddess. Goddess Katyayani is worshiped only after their worship. On starting the method of worship, worshiping the goddess with flowers in her hands and worshiping the goddess is done. Such a devotee who performs a full surrender gets the vision of mother Katyayani at an easy rate. Through devotion and worship of Mother Katyayani, man gets the fruits of meaning, religion, work, salvation all the four with great ease. He or she is situated in this world and gets supernatural of influence.

Maa Katyayani Puja Vidhi

  • Take an early morning bath and wear green-coloured clothes.
  • Decorate the temple with flowers.
  • Offer fruits, marigold flowers, honey, sweets, rice, and water to the Goddess.
  • Apply chandan/kumkum tilak on her forehead.
  • Chant the mantra 108 times and perform the Aarti to seek her blessings
  • Distribute the Prasad to the Brahmin first and then to others.

Mantra of Maa Katyayini

“ॐ देवी कात्यायन्यै नमः॥”

“Om Devi Katyayanyai Namah॥”

Prarthana of Maa Katyayini

“चन्द्रहासोज्ज्वलकरा शार्दूलवरवाहना।
कात्यायनी शुभं दद्याद् देवी दानवघातिनी॥”

“Chandrahasojjvalakara Shardulavaravahana।
Katyayani Shubham Dadyad Devi Danavaghatini॥”

Stuti of Maa Katyayini

“या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ कात्यायनी रूपेण संस्थिता।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥”

“Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Ma Katyayani Rupena Samsthita।
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah॥”

Maa Katyayini Aarti

जय जय अम्बे जय कात्यायनी। जय जग माता जग की महारानी॥
बैजनाथ स्थान तुम्हारा। वहावर दाती नाम पुकारा॥
कई नाम है कई धाम है। यह स्थान भी तो सुखधाम है॥
हर मन्दिर में ज्योत तुम्हारी। कही योगेश्वरी महिमा न्यारी॥
हर जगह उत्सव होते रहते। हर मन्दिर में भगत है कहते॥
कत्यानी रक्षक काया की। ग्रंथि काटे मोह माया की॥
झूठे मोह से छुडाने वाली। अपना नाम जपाने वाली॥
बृहस्पतिवार को पूजा करिए। ध्यान कात्यानी का धरिये॥
हर संकट को दूर करेगी। भंडारे भरपूर करेगी॥
जो भी माँ को भक्त पुकारे। कात्यायनी सब कष्ट निवारे॥

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