The holy period of Navratri is going on. The nine different manifestos of Goddess Durga are being worshiped during this time. Each avatar or roop of Goddess Durga signifies a powerful being and teaches us a lesson for life. The sixth day is for Goddess Katyayani. She is believed to be in favor of the women and girls. Goddess Katyayani took a birth to eradicate the tortures of demon Mahishasur completely. She has a divine presence and fierce personality. She is also called the Warrior Goddess, as she took the responsibility of vanishing the root of evil from the world. (Also read: Navratri Special: How does fasting help to detoxify the body)
What is the process of offering prayer during Navratri fast?
The Kalash that you have been watering since day one, will be sprouting up now. Water it before eating anything. Chant the mantra of Goddess Durga and Goddess Katyayani. This fast is very much relevant for unmarried girls, they can worship and demand the groom of their choice from the Goddess. Perform the special religious ceremony by offering flowers and fruits to the Goddess. By showing complete self-devotion to the Goddess, the devotee can enter the world of peace and solace. The devotee also enters the Agya Chakra by worshipping the Goddess with complete dedication.
By chanting this pious mantra one can worship Goddess Chandraghanta
Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu Maa Katyayani Rupena Samsthita,
Namestasyai Namestasyai Namestasyai Namo Namah. (Also read: Navratri Special: Amazing dinner options to eat during fasts)
What is the significance of the sixth day of Navratri fast?
A famous sage Katyayan was a true devotee of Goddess Durga. In order to please her, he performed great devotion to her. Being impressed by the purity of his dedication, Goddess Durga granted his wish of being born as his daughter. Eventually, Goddess Durga took birth as Goddess Katyayani at the sage’s home. Gradually the torments of demon Mahishasur became intolerable, she took the pain of killing the demon for the welfare of the entire clan. The devotee who worships the Goddess with entire dedication achieves all fruits in life. She epitomises peace and calmness with her divine presence. She also teaches us to take initiative to fight against the odds in life.
What do we learn by worshiping Goddess Katyayani?
Worshiping Goddess Katyayani with complete devotion helps the devotee to marry the person of their choice. Those who have obstacles in their marriage, find a solution easily. The devotee gets the accomplishment of mind, body and soul with pure dedication to the Goddess. By feeling the presence of Agya Chakra, the devotee feel satisfaction in mind, body and soul altogether. This eventually lead to the devotee to self-sacrifice to the Goddess. The power of the dedication to the Goddess is so strong that the devotee surrenders himself completely. She grants the wishes of her devotees and help them achieve the impossible. She blesses her devotees with good health and great wealth simultaneously. (Also read: How to fight the hunger pangs during the Navratri)