Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Goddess Katyayaini Devi - Sixth Mata

Goddess Katyayani Mata is the sixth form of Maa Durga. So the sixth day of Navratri is dedicated to Durga Katyayani. She is called Katyayani because she was born as the daughter of Sage Katya of Katya clan. Sage Katyayan performed very hard penance of Maa Bhagvati. It was his wish that Maa Durga born as his daughter. The Goddess acceded to his request. Meanwhile, army of the powerful demon Mahishasura, who could only be killed by a warrior Goddess, had reached heaven to overthrow the Gods from their abode. The trinity of Gods – Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, got infuriated and they created the Goddess Durga, who was a culmination of the powers of all deities. Sage Katyayana had the first privilege to worship her, so she was also named Katyayani.

On sixth day of Navaratra, the divine Shakti’s Katyayani form that is worshipped. She has three eyes and four arms. One left hand holds a weapon and the other a lotus. The other two hands respectively display defending and granting gestures. Her skin appears golden in colour. Her mount is a lion.

Goddess Katyayaini Maa

Murti of Katyayaini Devi

Photo of Katyayaini Mata

Katyayaini Mata Image

Mata Katyayaini Devi Photo

Wallpepar of Katyayaini Devi

Goddess Katyayaini

Maa Katyayaini Devi Picture

Maa Katyayaini Statue

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