Sixth Navratri – Maa Katyayani October 20, 2023

As the vibrant festival of Navratri unfolds its beauty, the Sixth Navratri, dedicated to Maa Katyayani, is fast approaching in October 2023. This auspicious occasion holds immense significance in Hindu culture, symbolizing the triumph of good over evil. In this article, we delve into the rituals, traditions, and spiritual aspects of the Sixth Navratri celebration, along with the Vidhi, Significance, Shubh Muhurat, Mantra, Aarti, and Bhog associated with worshipping Maa Katyayani.

The Significance of Sixth Navratri – Maa Katyayani

Maa Katyayani, the epitome of divine feminine power, is worshipped on the sixth day of Navratri. She embodies courage, righteousness, and fierce determination to vanquish negativity. Devotees believe that worshipping her brings about spiritual growth, eradicates obstacles, and fulfills desires.

Vidhi (Rituals) for Worship

  1. Purification: Begin by purifying your mind and body through a bath, signifying the removal of impurities and negative energies.
  2. Dress Code: Attire yourself in vibrant attire, preferably in shades of red or pink, representing Maa Katyayani’s energy.
  3. Maa Katyayani Pooja: Set up an altar with an idol or image of Maa Katyayani. Light a ghee lamp and offer flowers, incense, and fruits.
  4. Chanting Mantras: Recite Maa Katyayani’s mantras such as “Om Devi Katyayanyai Namah” to invoke her divine blessings.
  5. Katyayani Mantra Japa: Perform Japa (repetitive chanting) of her mantra to create a meditative atmosphere and connect with her energy.
  6. Shubh Muhurat: The ideal time for the puja is during the Brahma Muhurat (early morning hours) or during the sixth Tithi (lunar day) of Navratri.
  7. Aarti and Bhog: Conclude the puja with the singing of Maa Katyayani’s Aarti and offer traditional sweets, fruits, and dishes as Bhog.

Chant for Divine Blessings

Repeating Maa Katyayani’s mantra during the puja not only connects you with her divine energy but also fills your heart with positivity and courage to overcome challenges.

Aarti of Maa Katyayani

Singing the Aarti dedicated to Maa Katyayani concludes the puja on a high note, symbolizing devotion and reverence. The Aarti expresses gratitude and seeks her continued blessings for the devotee’s well-being.

Bhog Offering

Offering Bhog to Maa Katyayani is a symbolic gesture of sharing the fruits of your labor with the divine. It signifies humility and the recognition that all achievements are possible due to her grace.


ॐ देवी कात्यायन्यै नमः॥

Prarthana Mantra:

चन्द्रहासोज्ज्वलकरा शार्दूलवरवाहना।
कात्यायनी शुभं दद्याद् देवी दानवघातिनी॥


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

Dhyana Mantra:

वन्दे वाञ्छित मनोरथार्थ चन्द्रार्धकृतशेखराम्।
सिंहारूढा चतुर्भुजा कात्यायनी यशस्विनीम्॥
स्वर्णवर्णा आज्ञाचक्र स्थिताम् षष्ठम दुर्गा त्रिनेत्राम्।
वराभीत करां षगपदधरां कात्यायनसुतां भजामि॥
पटाम्बर परिधानां स्मेरमुखी नानालङ्कार भूषिताम्।
मञ्जीर, हार, केयूर, किङ्किणि, रत्नकुण्डल मण्डिताम्॥
प्रसन्नवदना पल्लवाधरां कान्त कपोलाम् तुगम् कुचाम्।
कमनीयां लावण्यां त्रिवलीविभूषित निम्न नाभिम्॥


कञ्चनाभां वराभयं पद्मधरा मुकटोज्जवलां।
स्मेरमुखी शिवपत्नी कात्यायनेसुते नमोऽस्तुते॥
पटाम्बर परिधानां नानालङ्कार भूषिताम्।
सिंहस्थिताम् पद्महस्तां कात्यायनसुते नमोऽस्तुते॥
परमानन्दमयी देवी परब्रह्म परमात्मा।
परमशक्ति, परमभक्ति, कात्यायनसुते नमोऽस्तुते॥
विश्वकर्ती, विश्वभर्ती, विश्वहर्ती, विश्वप्रीता।
विश्वाचिन्ता, विश्वातीता कात्यायनसुते नमोऽस्तुते॥
कां बीजा, कां जपानन्दकां बीज जप तोषिते।
कां कां बीज जपदासक्ताकां कां सन्तुता॥
कांकारहर्षिणीकां धनदाधनमासना।
कां बीज जपकारिणीकां बीज तप मानसा॥
कां कारिणी कां मन्त्रपूजिताकां बीज धारिणी।
कां कीं कूंकै क: ठ: छ: स्वाहारूपिणी॥

Kavacha Mantra:

कात्यायनौमुख पातु कां स्वाहास्वरूपिणी।
ललाटे विजया पातु मालिनी नित्य सुन्दरी॥
कल्याणी हृदयम् पातु जया भगमालिनी॥


As the Sixth Navratri of October 2023 approaches, the worship of Maa Katyayani presents a golden opportunity to delve into the depths of spirituality and connect with the divine feminine energy. By following the Vidhi, chanting the mantra, performing Aarti, and offering Bhog, devotees can invoke her blessings and gain strength to overcome challenges in life. This Navratri, immerse yourself in the divine aura of Maa Katyayani and experience the transformative power of devotion.

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