As mother, Kaatyayani stayed in the Ashram of sage Katyayan for penance, hence she named as Kaatyayani. This 6th Shakti is also astride a lion with 3 eyes and 4 arms. One left hand holds a weapon and the other a lotus. The other 2 hands respectively display defending and granting gestures. Her complexion is golden coloured.
Maa Durga should be worshiped with PANCHOPCHAR (Fragrances, Flowers, Inceses, Diayas and Rice) or Shodshopchar.
Worshipping Maa Durga’s incarnation as Katyayini Devi
Maa Durga’s incarnation as Katyayini Devi is worshiped on Sixth day of Navratri. Its Meditation and
Mantras are as follows:
Katyayinishubham dadha devi daanvaghatini
Mantra: Om Katyayanai Namah
Durga Shaptashati Recitation:
Same way as the first day’s resolution Durga Shaptashati’s recitation should be done; process is same as explained earlier.
If you are reciting according to the Charitras, then you should recite First and Uttar Charitra. If you want to complete the recitation of Shaptashati in 7 days, then you should recite 11th Charitra on sixth day.
If you are completing in eight days then you must recite 10th Charitras on sixth day
Recitation of Shri Ramcharitmanas
Worship in a same way as the fifth day thereafter recites the couplet, “Jo sumirat siddhi hoi gan nayak, kari bar badan…..” And after fifth rest recite till 29th couplet from Aranyakand.
At the end do the Aarti of Shri Ram and Hanuman.
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