Sixth day of Navratri is celebrated as Maha Saptami / Durga Saptami in 2012. In 2012, Maha Saptami Navratri Durga puja date is October 21. On this day, Durga Devi is adorned and worshipped as Sri Lalitha Tripura Sundari Devi in South India.
Colour of the day: Orange
Naivedyam (Nivedan / Bhog) of the day: Pulihorai & Pesara Boorelu (recipe of green grams) in South India. Food items made with Jaggery are offered as Naivedya in North India.
Katyayani Puja is observed as part of Navadurga Puja in Shaktheya Sampradaya. During Vasant Navratri 2012, Six day Navratri puja date was March 28 in Chaitra Navratri and on October 21 in Sharad Navratri.
Goddess Dhumavati Dasamahavidya is worshipped by those who observed Dasamahavidya puja during Navratri on sixth day.
Chamundi Puja is observed by those who pray to Saptamatrika or Ashtamatrika Goddesses in Navratri days.
Lalita Sahasranama Stotram, Lalitha Ashtottaram, Katyayani stotram, and Dhumavati Ashtakam are most revered stotras to worship Goddess Durga on sixth day during Navratri.
In some places of West Bengal, Assam, and other Eastern parts of India, Nabapatrika and pre dawn bathing of Kolabou are observed during Durga Puja.