Katyayani Puja

Katyayani Puja

The fifth avatar of Maa Durga is Maa Katyayani who is worshipped on this day with great enthusiasm. As per Hindu mythology, Goddess Parvati took the form of Goddess Katyayini to kill the demon Mahishasura. Katyayini appears as a warrior Goddess. So this day is celebrated as the victory of good over evil during the nine auspicious days of Navratri. It is said that Maa Katyayani is represented by four arms. Her upper left hand has a sword and her lower left hand represents lotus. It is believed that while worshipping the Goddess, her devotees feel 'Agya Chakra' which shows them the path to sacrificing everything for her, and she fulfills the wishes of her worshippers.

Key Insights

  • She is worshipped as the Warrior Goddess, being the fiercest form of Goddess Durga, she is referred to as Bhadrakali, Shakti, and Chandika too.

  • She is the symbol of shakti, knowledge, courage and those who revere her are blessed with these qualities.

  • Devi Kanyakumari is an incarnation of Devi Katyayani. She is worshipped during the harvest festival of Tamil Nadu, Pongal for abundance, rain, and prosperity.

  • The word Katyayani symbolizes the destruction of negativities and ego. Her devotees are rewarded with a pure and clean heart.

  • Young marriageable girls in Gokula prayed to this Goddess and observed fast during the holy month of Margashirsha to be blessed with loving and worthy husbands.

  • The color of the 6th day dedicated to this Goddess is Orange as it signifies courage.

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On the sixth day of Navratri, the sixth form of Goddess Durga Maa Katyayani is worshipped. She is one of the warrior-goddess avatars of Maa Durga. Goddess Parvati took the form of Goddess Katyayani to destroy the demon Mahishasura. Goddess Katyayani is depicted with four hands. She carries a lotus flower and sword in her left hand and keeps her right hands in Abhaya and Varada Mudras. She rides on the magnificent lion. It is believed that devotees who worship her with pure heart, Maa Katyayani fulfill their wishes.

Maa Katyayani Puja Vidhi

Worship the Kalash and pray to an idol of Maa Katyayani. Chant mantras and stotr path with flowers in your hands. Finish the puja by performing aarti of Maa Katyayani. After worshipping Goddess Katyayani, you should also worship Lord Brahma and Vishnu.


  • Katyayani Devi Puja is known to resolve Delay in Marriage.

  • It is helpful in removing Mangalik Dosha from one’s horoscope.

  • All obstacles related to marital issues are eliminated via this Puja.

  • It provides one with a happy, fulfilling, and successful married life.

  • When a girl or boy is not getting married easily.

  • This Puja resolves all the delays in the marriage.

  • To remove the malefic effects of the Manglik Dosha.

  • When the horoscopes of boy and girl are not matching.

  • This puja removes all the problems in married life.

  • This puja blesses one with a happy, content, and blessed married life.