The sixth form of Maa Durga is named Katyayani. The story of his name being Katyayani is as follows – There was a famous Maharishi named Kat, whose son a sage was named Katya. The world famous Maharishi Katyayan was born in the tribe of these katyas. He did very hard penance of Bhagwati Para Amba for years. He wished that Maa Bhagwati was born as a daughter to his house. Mother Bhagwati accepted his prayer.
After some time, when the tyranny of the demon Mahishasura greatly increased on the earth, then Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh, after giving their share of power and generated a goddess for the destruction of Mahishasura. Maharishi Katyayan first worshiped him. For this reason, it was called Katyayani.
Mother Katyayani gives unfailfull results. He is revered as the presiding deity of Vrajmandal. His form is very grand and divine. Her colour is a bright phosphor like gold. She has four arms. Her right upper hand is in Abhayamudra and lower is in Vara mudra. The sword in the upper left hand and the lotus flower in the lower are embellished. The lion is her conveyance. Her form is worshiped on the sixth day of Durga Puja. On that day the mind of the seeker is located in the “command cycle”. This “command cycle” has a very important place in yoga practice. The mind of seeker situated in this chakra makes his own call at the feet of Maa Katyayani. Such devotees who surrender completely, they get the view of Maa Katyayani in a natural way.
By devotion and worship of Mother Katyayani, man gets all the results of meaning, religion, work, salvation very easily. He becomes supernatural fast and effective even while in the world. His diseases, grief, sorrow, fear etc. are completely destroyed. There is no easy way to worship the mother to eradicate the sins of births. Her worshiper is constantly in her custody and gets the highest position. Therefore, we should prepare for the worship of an all-loved mother and worship her. Read More…