Navratri Day 6 | We worship the Goddess Katyayani

Goddess Katyayani

Goddess Katyayani

On the sixth day of Navratri we worship the Goddess Katyayani in some parts of India, and the Goddess Bhairavi and Maha Kali in others.  The sixth day of Navratri also marks the last day of the worship of the aspects of the Goddess Lakshmi.

Goddess Katyayani is both benevolent and malevolent.  She can bless and destroy.  She is the essence of love but becomes furious when the brutality of evil increases. It is believed that Goddess Katyayani persistently battles against those evil and deceitful entities to protect the universe.  She rides a lion or tiger, has three eyes, and her skin is gold and her face is radiant with divinity.  She has four arms.  Her upper left hand carries a lotus flower, the bottom left carries a sword.  Her other two hands are in defending and blessing positions.

If you worship the Goddess Katyayani with faith and devotion, you will attain four virtues: Artha (wealth), Dharma (duty), Kama (love), and Moksha (salvation).  You are given the wisdom to see your negative characteristics and the power to then destroy them.  When the Goddess is happy with you, she eliminates all your pain and suffering in the world.  Disease, sorrow, and fear disappear.

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