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Navarathri Day 6 - Katyayani

Day six of Navarathri(Shashti): Goddess Katyayani

Navarathri Day 6

Katyayani, daughter of Sage Katyayan of Katya lineage.

Appearance of Goddess Katyayani:

Goddess of Katyayani is golden in complexion, with three eyes and has four hands - the upper left hand has lotus the lower hands left hand holds weapon the two right hands has graces her devotees to protect them from evil and fear and other to grant boons. She is seated on Lion that represents Dharma.

Prayers Offered to Goddess Katyayani

या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ कात्यायनी रूपेण संस्थिता।नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नम:।। 
Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Katyayani Roopen Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah।। 

Legend of Katayayani
The sixth manifestation of Goddess Durga is Goddess Katyayani, the legend says that Sage Katyayan of Kat lineage made a great penance. Pleased with his penance Goddess Durga gave him a boon he desired the most – to raise Maa Durga as his daughter. In the meantime the atrocity of Mahishasur infuriated the Gods Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva infusing their power together created Goddess Durga. Sage Katyayan was the first to get the privilege of Goddess Durga. As desired by the Sage, she took form of a baby on Krishna Chaturdashi to protect devatas from demons and was named Katyayani.

It is also said that Goddess Katyayani is prayed by Gopi’s to get the husband (Krishna) they wished for. This Vrat is called as Katyayani Vrat. Goddess Katyayani is a Goddess of penance who eliminates sufferings and pain, gives enlightenment. It is also believed that she gives moksha and grants boon to the one who worships her sincerely.
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Lyrics in Sanskrit & English
नित्यानन्दकरी वराभयकरी सौन्दर्य रत्नाकरी
निर्धूताखिल घोर पावनकरी प्रत्यक्ष माहेश्वरी ।
प्रालेयाचल वंश पावनकरी काशीपुराधीश्वरी
भिक्षां देहि कृपावलम्बनकरी मातान्नपूर्णेश्वरी ॥ 1 ॥
Nithyaananda kari,Varaa abhya karee, Soundarya rathnaakaree,
Nirddhotahakila ghora pavaanakaree, Prathyaksha Maheswaree 
Praaleyachala vamsa pavavakaree, Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee, Mathaa Annapurneswaree ॥ 1 ॥
नाना रत्न विचित्र भूषणकरि हेमाम्बराडम्बरी
मुक्ताहार विलम्बमान विलसत्-वक्षोज कुम्भान्तरी ।
काश्मीरागरु वासिता रुचिकरी काशीपुराधीश्वरी
भिक्षां देहि कृपावलम्बनकरी मातान्नपूर्णेश्वरी ॥ 2 ॥
Naana rathna vichitra bhooshana karee, Hemaambaradambaree,
Mukthaa haara vilamba maana vilasa, Dwakshoja kumbaan dharee 
Kasmeera garu vasithaa ruchi karee, Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee, Mathaa Annapurneswaree ॥ 2 ॥
योगानन्दकरी रिपुक्षयकरी धर्मैक्य निष्ठाकरी
चन्द्रार्कानल भासमान लहरी त्रैलोक्य रक्षाकरी ।
सर्वैश्वर्यकरी तपः फलकरी काशीपुराधीश्वरी
भिक्षां देहि कृपावलम्बनकरी मातान्नपूर्णेश्वरी ॥ 3 ॥
Yogaanandakaree ripu kshyakaree, Dharman artha nishtaakaree,
Chandrarkaanala bhasa maana laharee, Trilokya rakshaa karee 
Sarvaiswarya samastha vaanchithakaree, Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee, Mathaa Annapurneswaree ॥ 3 ॥
कैलासाचल कन्दरालयकरी गौरी-ह्युमाशाङ्करी 
कौमारी निगमार्थ-गोचरकरी-ह्योङ्कार-बीजाक्षरी ।
मोक्षद्वार-कवाटपाटनकरी काशीपुराधीश्वरी 
भिक्षां देहि कृपावलम्बनकरी मातान्नपूर्णेश्वरी ॥ 4 ॥
Kailaasaachala kandharaa laya karee, Gowree , umaa sankaree,
Kaumaree nigamartha gochara karee, Omkara beejaksharee 
Moksha dwaara kavata patana karee, Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee, Mathaa Annapurneswaree ॥ 4 ॥
दृश्यादृश्य-विभूति-वाहनकरी ब्रह्माण्ड-भाण्डोदरी 
लीला-नाटक-सूत्र-खेलनकरी विज्ञान-दीपाङ्कुरी ।
श्रीविश्वेशमनः-प्रसादनकरी काशीपुराधीश्वरी 
भिक्षां देहि कृपावलम्बनकरी मातान्नपूर्णेश्वरी ॥ 5 ॥
Drusyaa drusya vibhootha vahana karee, Brhmaanda bhando dharee,
Leelaa nataka suthra kelana karee, Vijnana deeptham guree 
Sree viswesa mana prasaadhana karee, Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee, Mathaa Annapurneswaree ॥ 5 ॥
उर्वीसर्वजयेश्वरी जयकरी माता कृपासागरी 
वेणी-नीलसमान-कुन्तलधरी नित्यान्न-दानेश्वरी ।
साक्षान्मोक्षकरी सदा शुभकरी काशीपुराधीश्वरी 
भिक्षां देहि कृपावलम्बनकरी मातान्नपूर्णेश्वरी ॥ 6 ॥
Urvee sarva janeswaree bhagawathee, Maatha krupaa sagaree,
Venee neela samaana kunthala dharee, Ananda dhaneswaree 
Sarvanandakaree bhayaa shubhakaree, Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee, Mathaa Annapurneswaree ॥ 6 ॥
आदिक्षान्त-समस्तवर्णनकरी शम्भोस्त्रिभावाकरी 
काश्मीरा त्रिपुरेश्वरी त्रिनयनि विश्वेश्वरी शर्वरी ।
स्वर्गद्वार-कपाट-पाटनकरी काशीपुराधीश्वरी 
भिक्षां देहि कृपावलम्बनकरी मातान्नपूर्णेश्वरी ॥ 7 ॥
Aadhi kshaantha samastha varna nikaree, Shabho tribhaava karee,
Kasmeeraa tripureswaree trilaharee, Nithyaamakuree sarvaree 
Kamaa kamksha karee janodhaya karee, Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee, Mathaa Annapurneswaree ॥ 7 ॥
देवी सर्वविचित्र-रत्नरुचिता दाक्षायिणी सुन्दरी 
वामा-स्वादुपयोधरा प्रियकरी सौभाग्यमाहेश्वरी ।
भक्ताभीष्टकरी सदा शुभकरी काशीपुराधीश्वरी 
भिक्षां देहि कृपावलम्बनकरी मातान्नपूर्णेश्वरी ॥ 8 ॥
Devee sarva vichitra rathna rachithaa, Dakshayanee sundaree,
Vama swadu payodhara priyakaree, Sownhagya maaheswaree 
Bhakthaabhishtakaree, sadaa shubhakaree, Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee, Mathaa Annapurneswaree ॥ 8 ॥
चन्द्रार्कानल-कोटिकोटि-सदृशी चन्द्रांशु-बिम्बाधरी 
चन्द्रार्काग्नि-समान-कुण्डल-धरी चन्द्रार्क-वर्णेश्वरी ।
माला-पुस्तक-पाशसाङ्कुशधरी काशीपुराधीश्वरी 
भिक्षां देहि कृपावलम्बनकरी मातान्नपूर्णेश्वरी ॥ 9 ॥
Chandrakaanala koti koti sadrusaa, Chandramsu bhimbaan dharee,
Chandrakaagni samaana kunthala dharee, Chandrarka varneshwaree 
Maala pustaka pasasangusa dharee, Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee, Mathaa Annapurneswaree ॥ 9 ॥
क्षत्रत्राणकरी महाभयकरी माता कृपासागरी 
सर्वानन्दकरी सदा शिवकरी विश्वेश्वरी श्रीधरी ।
दक्षाक्रन्दकरी निरामयकरी काशीपुराधीश्वरी 
भिक्षां देहि कृपावलम्बनकरी मातान्नपूर्णेश्वरी ॥ 10 ॥
Kshatrathraanakaree, mahaa bhayakaree, Mthaa krupaa sagaree,
Sakshaan mokshakaree sadaa shiva karee, Visweshwaree sridharee 

Daksha krundha karee niraa mayakaree, Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee, Mathaa Annapurneswaree 
॥ 10 ॥
अन्नपूर्णे सादापूर्णे शङ्कर-प्राणवल्लभे ।
ज्ञान-वैराग्य-सिद्धयर्थं बिक्बिं देहि च पार्वती ॥ 11 ॥
Annapurne sadaa purne, Sankara praana vallabhe 
Jnana vairagya sidhyartham, Bikshaa dehee cha parvathy 
॥ 11॥
माता च पार्वतीदेवी पितादेवो महेश्वरः ।
बान्धवा: शिवभक्ताश्च स्वदेशो भुवनत्रयम् ॥ 12 ॥
Mathaa cha Parvathy Devi, Pithaas cha Maheswara 
Bandhawa Shiva Bhakatamscha, Swadesho Bhuvana Trayam 
॥ 12॥
सर्व-मङ्गल-माङ्गल्ये शिवे सर्वार्थ-साधिके ।
शरण्ये त्र्यम्बके गौरि नारायणि नमो‌உस्तु ते ॥ 13 ॥
Sarva-Manggala-Maanggalye Shive Sarvaartha-Saadhike 
Sharannye Tryambake Gauri Naaraayanni Namostu Te ॥ 13 ॥