Compiled by: Nibandh Vinod
Last updated: Oct 20, 2023 09:29 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday prayed to Maa Katyayani, the warrior goddess who embodies the fiercest aspect of Goddess Durga. Through social media platform X, formerly Twitter, he also shared Stuti dedicated to Maa Katyayani.
Maa Katyayani is the sixth of the nine forms of Durga, worshiped during the Navratri festival. Her name is derived from the sage Katyayana, who performed penance to seek her blessings. She is depicted as a beautiful woman with four arms, riding a lion. Her hands hold a sword, a lotus flower, a trident and a club.
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On the sixth day of Navratri, devotees wake up early and take bath. They then perform a puja for Katyayani, offering her flowers, fruits and sweets. They also recite the Katyayani Chalisa, a hymn in praise of the goddess. Some devotees also fast on this day. The fast is broken after the evening puja, when devotees eat a meal of fruits and vegetables.
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NAVRATRI DAY 6: HOW TO CELEBRATE
- Get up early and take a bath.
- Perform a puja for Katyayani and offer her flowers, fruits and sweets.
- Recite the Katyayani Chalisa.
- If you are fasting, break it after the evening puja with a meal of fruits and vegetables.
- Attend a Navratri celebration at a temple or community center.
- Listen to devotional music dedicated to Katyayani.
- Read about the goddess and her exploits.
- Meditate on the goddess and her divine qualities.
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NAVRATRI DAY 6 WISHES
May the blessings of Katyayani be upon you and your loved ones.
May she shower you with strength, power and courage.
May she protect you from all harm and evil.
May she grant you all your wishes.