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6th day of Navratri!

Oct. 22, 2020, 11:45 a.m. by Dr Gayatri Mohapatra ( 351 views)

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The Omnipresent, Omniscent, Omnipotent Jagat Janani!

Divine Shakti manifests as the power to be conscious, to feel ecstasy, the power of desire, to know, and the power to act.

Whatever is offered in devotion with a pure heart -- a leaf, a flower, fruit, or water -- Maa accepts with joy!


Goddess Katyayani

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The sixth form of the Nava Durga is the warrior Goddess Katyayani.On the havoc created by Mahisasur, Goddess Parvati had taken this avatar and believed to be born at the home of sage Katya. Her devotees believe that worshipping Goddess Katyayani eradicates all negative planetary effects in the horoscope. Young girls facing trouble in marriage to Her for ensuring harmony and peace .


Origin/Birth: The fierce Goddess took birth to destroy demon Mahishasura. She is the daughter of sage Katyayana who incarnated to help Devas.

Etymological Meaning:The name of Goddess Katyayani is being born in the Katya tribe.

Worship Day:6th Day of Navratri

Planet: Jupiter

Flower To Be Offered: Marigold>

Color Associated: Green

Hymn/ Mantra: Om Devi Katyayanyai Namah ॐ देवी कात्यायन्यै नम

Form/Appearance: The fierce and beautiful Goddess Katyayani rides on a magnificent lion gifted to her by the Goddess Gauri. She has four hands. She carries a lotus flower and sword in her left hands respectively and keeps her right hands in Abhayamudra and Varadamudras.

It is often said that the stars up there are closer than you think.So is the great Goddess Katyayani! People talk of the ‘bulawa’ or ‘call’ by Mata Sheronwali , but then can a Mother ever not want to see Her child ? Yes, we are battling a pandemic--we are fighting negativity, grief ,illness and death.But, our heart/mind/soul can always travel to Her and seek Her blessings,Her grace, Her benevolence!

Who better than Narendra Chanchal to take us to Mata Sheronwali ?In a voice ringing with fervor, passion and deep devotion that ignites a desire in each of us to overcome all difficulties to reach our Mother, this extraordinarily popular artiste is synonymous with Navratras and the festivities since decades.After years of struggle, Chanchal sang a Bollywood song Beshak Mandir Masjid for the 1973 hit film Bobby and won Filmfare Best Male Playback Award. He visits Katra Vaishno Devi every year on December 29 and performs on the last day of the year.

Let us walk then along with Chanchal...let us relive our memories of that arduous walk, the climb, the bliss of the langar,the connect with fellow devotees,the urgency to see the Mata...let us walk in our heart, mind, soul...and let us hope that we do so physically once again very soon! Jai Mata Di!

Listen to it here :https://youtu.be/u-MzUolo1U0

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