BanglaHunt Desk: Kattyayoni Devi is a special form of Durga among the Hindu gods and goddesses. This part of Goddess Durga is part of the superpower. Goddess Katyayani is the sixth of the nine prominent forms of Goddess Durga. His worship is practiced during the Navratri festival. According to Shakta Dharma, the goddess Katyayani is worshiped as a form of great power. She is also worshiped as a war goddess like Bhadrakali or Chandi.
Goddess Katyayani is described in the Devi Mahatmyam Purana, part of the Markandeya Purana, written around the 5th-6th century AD. Apart from this, Goddess Katyayani is also described in the Devi Bhagavata Purana written in the eleventh and twelfth centuries.
According to the Puranas, the first mention of the goddess Katyayani is found in the Taittiriya forest belonging to the Krishna Yajurveda. Goddess Katyayani is also mentioned in several Buddhist scriptures, Jain scriptures and Tantra scriptures. It is said that according to the Skanda, Baman and Kalika Puranas, this goddess was born from the wrath of the gods during the slaying of Mahisasura.
The Kalika Purana mentions the fields of Goddess Katyayani and Jagannath in Orissa. Goddess Katyayani is also worshiped in different parts of India. Unmarried girls observe Katyayani vows by fasting for a month in the hope of getting a husband of their choice. At this time the goddess is worshiped with sandalwood, incense, lamps etc.
It is said that on the occasion of the grain festival on the day of Makar Sankranti, the girls of Tamil Nadu pray for rain and prosperity. During this one month period they do not take dairy or dairy food. At this time, they take a bath in the morning and worship the idol of Katyayani carved in the wet sand.
If you worship Goddess Katyayani, happiness and prosperity come back in the world. Marriage is done with people you love. Many people also worship this goddess to fulfill the dream of becoming a parent. You have to wake up in the morning, take a bath, put on a clean red cloth and worship this altar.
Before the puja, one has to clean the seat well and put red cloth on the idol or picture of the goddess. By offering red flowers to the goddess and chanting the Debo mantra 108 times with a sandalwood garland in hand, the goddess's blessings are obtained.