Goddess Katyayani, the sixth aspect of Navdurga, is worshipped on the sixth day during Durga Navratri. In 2016, Katyayani Mata puja date is October 6 in Ashwin Navratri.
Spiritual importance of Katyayani Navdurga Pooja
Goddess Katyayani puja is performed on the sixth day during Durga Navratra. On the day of Katyayani puja, Yogis or Sadhak who perform the pooja keep their mind on Ajna Chakra or Agna Chakra. Ajna Chakra is the most important Chakra or the step in spiritual practice.
During this pooja, devotees offer themselves to Katyayani. Katyayani pooja during Durga Navratri makes devotees mentally and physically fit and keeps them in a state to face any challenges in their life.
Dhyana Mantra of Katyayani Navadurga
Chandrahaasojhwala karaa Shardhula varavaahana
Katyayani shubham dadyath devi danava ghathinee
The above Dhyana sloka or stotram is recited on the sixth day (Katyayani puja) in Durga Navrati pooja. Chanting the stotra of Katyayani on Maha Shashti or Durga Sashti makes the devotee free from all his sorrows and keeps him happy forever.