Katyayani Maha Puja
Maa Katyayini or Devi Katyayani, the 6th form of Nav Durga is worshipped on sixth day of Navaratri (Durga Puja). She is represented with four-arms. Her upper left hand holds sword and lower left hand represents lotus-flower. Her upper right hand is in Abhaymudra, and lower right hand is in Barmudra. Lion is her procession. Her appearance is imagined with pink Saree wearing white rosary on her neck.
Long time ago there was a renowned sage called 'Maharashi Kat'. Rishi Katya was son of Maharshi Kat, and under clan of Katya a prominent rishi was born with name 'Katyayan'. Rishi Katyayan was a great devotee of Devi Bhagwati (Durga) and performed eras of hard penance to delight her. When Goddess Bhagwati was pleased by his devotion, he prayed Goddess to take birth as his daughter. Goddess Bhagwati accepted and accomplished his wish. At home of Rishi Katyayan, Devi Bhagwati was born as his daughter. After some eras, when tyranny of demon Mahisasur crossed the limitation, all deities including Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh requested Devi Durga to end the torment of Mahishashur. Devi Katyayani (manifestation of Durga) took this horn on her shoulder and destroyed devils. Being the daughter of her great devotee Rishi Katya, she became prominent with name 'Katyayini'.
All the four objects-Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksa are in easy reach of a Sadhaka who worships mother Katyayani with devotion and faith. She rules Ajna chakra. The sixth chakra is called the Third Eye chakra and its original Sanskrit name is Ajna. The meaning of Ajna is 'perception', but also 'become aware of' and 'control'. The Third Eye chakra is associated with psychism, clairvoyance, the power of thought, imagination, seeing on all levels and intuition. The function of this chakra is aptly described by its Sanskrit name Ajna, meaning command. There is no better and easier way than the worship of mother Katyayani for the destruction of sins accumulated in the previous lives. Maa Katyayani, the 6th form of Nav Durga is worshipped for early marriage / delayed marriage and to find suitable husband for marriage. Planet Saturn is ruled by Maa Katyayani.
Puja Service includes: Kalash Sthapana, Gath Sthapana, Panchang Sthapana(Gauri Ganesh, Punyavachan, Shodash Matrika, Navgraha, Sarvotabhadra), Invocation of Durga, Gauri Tilak mandal, 64 yogini Puja, Sapthgrihith Matrika Pujan, Chatukashti Yogini Mangal Pujan, Shetrapal Pujan, Swasti Vachan, Sankalpa, Ganesh Pujan and Abhishek, Invocation of major Gods and Goddesses in Kalash, Brahman Varn, Durga Idol and Yantra installation and Pujan, Durga Saptashati recitation, Shani Yantra Pujan and Shani Mantra Japa (1100 Chants), Japa of Maa Katyayaini Mantra, Homa, Aarti and Pushpanjali.
Mantra: “Om Hreem Shreem Katyayanyai Namah”
A short Video of the Sankalpa and mantra chanting would be sent to you along with the photographs of the Puja ritual. Puja Tokri having prasad, energised Rudraksha, silver tabeez and yantra would be sent along.