Saturday, June 15, 2024

Navratri day 6: Maa Katyayani Puja Timings, Vidhi, Mantras ans Aarti

Born to Mahirishi Katyayan, Maa Katyayani killed the demon Mahishasur and relieved Trilok from his tyranny. Read how to worship Maa Katyayani on Navratri day 6, her favourite flowers, prasad, mantras and aarti:


Jai Mata Di! Navratri day 6 will be celebrated on 14 April 2024. On this day, Maa Katyayani is worshipped as the sixth incarnation of Maa Durga. But wait! Did you know Maa Katyayani is also known by the name of Maa Mahishasur Mardini?

If not, then today I shall tell you the story of Maa katyayani, who took birth at Mahirishi Katyayan’s house to kill the demon Mahishasur and free the world from his tyranny!

Here is Maa Katyayani Katha:

Maa Katyayani is more commonly known as Maa Mahishasura Mardini. Riding a lion, she holds Abhaya and Varada mudras in her right hand and lotus and sword in her left hand.

Maa Katyayani is the ultimate protector from the evil forces, no matter how powerful they might be. So, if you suffer from anxiety or any fear, worship Maa Katyayani to bless you with inner strength and fearlessness.

As per Vamana Purana, there was a time when the Gods were harassed by Mahishasur’s tyranny and they wanted to get rid of him. Then, they collected their energies which was materialised and moulded by Rishi Katyayan in the form of Goddess Katyayani.

That is also why she is known as Katyayani because she was brought to life by Rishi Katyayan.

Navratri day 6 of Chaitra Navratri falls on 14 April 2024 this year which is Sunday.

  1. As per Drik Panchang, the Abhijit Muhurat to worship Maa Katyayani will from 11:50am till 12:47 pm. This is the best time to worship goddess Katyayani.
  2. You must wear Orange color on this day as this color is very dear to Maa Katyayani. Orange is the color of postivity, inner strength, radiance and vitality.
  3. Offer honey as the special bhog to Maa Katyayani and manifest your desire. Honey is very dear to her and if you offer honey as prasad, she will be fulfil all your wishes.
  4. Offer red and orange colored flowers during the Puja.

Maa Katyayani Aarti

After chanting Maa Katyayani mantras and completing her Puja, recite this Maa Katyayani aarti with heart and soul.

Remember: Perform the Navratri Puja with full belief in Maa Durga’s powers. Only when you surrender completely to the divine power, your wishes will be fulfilled. After all, it is only the pure intentions which matter during the Puja.

Jai Mata Di!

Also read: How to perform Puja on Navratri day 1, Navratri day 2, Navratri day 3, Navratri day 4 and Navratri day 5.

Jyoti Sehrawat
Jyoti Sehrawat
Jyoti Sehrawat is a passionate writer and an English language educator who has been writing professionally for over 14 years. Her journey as a writer began as a personal endeavor, a way to express her thoughts, feelings, and imagination. Over the years, it evolved into a lifelong pursuit, a calling that she’s truly passionate about. When she’s not writing, she loves to paint, explore new DIYs and bake French-vanilla muffins!


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