Devi Katyayani blesses the devotes and protects them from all evils. There was a fierce battle between Ma Katyayani and Mahisasura. Maa Katyayani defeated Mahisasura and cut off his head with a sword. Different Gods gifted her lots of weapons to kill Mahisasura. Goddess Katyayani was born as a fighter to end the sins committed by the demons. Maa Katyayani took birth as the daughter of Sage Katyayan and so she named as Katyayani.
Goddess Katyayani is the daughter form of Goddess Parvati born to Sage Katya of Katya clan. She is an epitome of love and also the violent form of Goddess Parvati. She is also known as Warrior Goddess because Parvati took the form of Katyayani to destroy demon Mahishasura. She is worshipped on the sixth day and governs planet Brihaspati.
Goddess Katyayni is worshipped on the sixth day of Navratri and the mantra dedicated to her is: Svarna Agya Chakra Sthitam Shashtam Durga Trinetram Varabheet Karam Shagpad Dharam Katyayansutam Bhajami
Maa Katyayani is the Sixth form of Maa Durga, The name Katyayani came due to her father Name Katyayan Rishi, this is the Violent form of Maa Durga, in this form she destroyed demon Mahisasur.
Dhyan Mantra: स्वर्णाआज्ञा चक्र स्थितां षष्टम दुर्गा त्रिनेत्राम्। वराभीत करां षगपदधरां कात्यायनसुतां भजामि॥
Swarnagya chakra sthitam shashtam Durga Trinetram. Varabhit Karam shadgpadmdharam katyayansutam Bhajami.
Planet Pacifying puja: Ketu