In , Katyayani Vrata starts on 16 December and ends on 13 January In some places, the Vrata is observed in Margashirsh month and in some places during Dhanurmasam. The Lunar month of Margashirsha month is considered as Dhanumasam or Margali masam in Solar calendar. The Bhagavata Purana mentioned the legend or story or vrat katha of Katyayani Vrata during which young marriageable girls gopis or gopikas of Gokula in Braja, took Goddess Katyayani vrata to get Lord Sri Krishna as their husband. It is observed in the month of Margashirsha which coincides with the Solar month of Dhanurmasam.
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Katyayani is the sixth form amongst Navadurga or the nine forms of Hindu goddess Durga Shakti , worshipped during the Navratri celebrations. Goddess Katyayani was worshipped by Sita and Rukmini for a good husband. She is first mentioned in the Taittiriya Aranyaka part of the Yajurveda. Skanda Purana mentions her being created out of the spontaneous anger of Gods, which eventually led to slaying the demon, Mahishasura , mounted on the lion. This occasion is celebrated during the annual Durga Puja festival in most parts of India.
Over a period of time, her presence was also felt in Buddhist and Jain texts and several Tantric text, especially the Kalika-Purana 10th century , which mentions Uddiyana or Odradesa Odisha , as the seat of Goddess Katyayani and Lord Jagannath [ citation needed ].
In Hindu traditions like Yoga and Tantra , she is ascribed to the sixth Ajna Chakra or the Third eye chakra and her blessings are invoked by concentrating on this point. According to the Vamana Purana she was created from the combined energies of the gods when their anger at the demon Mahishasura manifested itself in the form of energy rays.
In either case, she is a demonstration or apparition of the Durga and is worshipped on the sixth day of Navratri festival. The Vamana Purana mentions the legend of her creation in great detail: "When the gods had sought Vishnu in their distress, he and at his command Shiva , Brahma and the other gods, emitted such flames from their eyes and countenances that a mountain of effulgence was formed, from which became manifest Katyayini, refulgent as a thousand suns, having three eyes, black hair and eighteen arms.
Shiva gave her his trident, Vishnu a Sudarshan Chakra or discus, Varuna a shankha , a conch-shell, Agni a dart, Vayu a bow, Surya a quiver full of arrows, Indra a thunderbolt, Kuvera a mace, Brahma a rosary and water-pot, Kala a shield and sword, Visvakarma a battle-axe and other weapons. Thus armed and adored by the gods, Katyayani proceeded to the Mysore hills. There, the asuras saw her and captivated by her beauty they so described her to Mahishasura , their king, that he was anxious to obtain her.
On asking for her hand, she told him she must be won in fight. He took on the form of Mahisha, the bull and fought; at length Durga dismounted from her lion, and sprang upon the back of Mahisha, who was in the form of a bull and with her tender feet smote him on the head with such a terrible force that he fell to the ground senseless.
Then she cut off his head with her sword and henceforth was called Mahishasuramardini , the Slayer of Mahishasura. As per Karveer Mahatmya , Katyayani accompanied goddess Mahalakshmi to Karvir town present day Kolhapur and participated in the war against demon Kolhasur. Raktabeej , an aide of Kolhasur, possessed a power Siddhi whereby every drop of his blood spilled on earth would give rise to a demon.
Due to this power, Bhairava was finding it impossible to kill Raktabeej. Katyayani swallowed all of Raktabeej's blood without letting it fall on earth. She created an Amrut Kunda tank of nectar to rejuvenate Bhairava's soldiers, thus playing a crucial role in the war. Her temple to the South of Kolhapur commemorates this. It is the family deity of the Bhosale Royal family, the Yadavs and of countless numbers of families belonging to different castes.
The founder of the Maratha kingdom, Shivaji Maharaj always visited the temple to seek her blessings. It is believed that the Goddess Durga Bhavani Katyayani gave him a sword - 'the Bhawani sword' - for success in his expeditions.
The history of the temple has been mentioned in the Skanda Purana. According to Tantras , she revealed through the North face, which is one six Faces of Shiva.
The Bhagavata Purana in 10th Canto , 22nd Chapter, describes the legend of Katyayani Vrata , where young marriageable daughters gopis of the cowherd men of Gokula in Braja , worshipped Goddess Katyayani and took a vrata or vow, during the entire month of Margashirsha , the first month of the winter season, to get Lord Krishna as their husband. During the month, they ate only unspiced khichri and after bathing in the Yamuna at sunrise, made an earthen deity of the goddess on the riverbank and worshipped the idol with aromatic substances like sandalwood pulp, lamps, fruits, betel nuts, newly grown leaves, fragrant garlands and incense.
This follows the episode where Krishna takes away their clothes while they were bathing in the Yamuna River. She is worshiped as the Adi shakti swaroop who if you make vow of fasting, would give you the husband you have wished and prayed for. Each day they rose at dawn. She is the goddess of penance and Sanyas. During the Pongal Thai Pongal , a harvest festival, which coincides with the Makara Sankranthi and is celebrated in Tamil Nadu , young girls prayed for rain and prosperity and throughout the month, they avoided milk and milk products.
Women used to bath early in the morning and worshiped the idol of Goddess Katyayani, carved out of wet sand. The penance ended on the first day of the month of Thai January—February in Tamil calendar. Shri Katyayani Devi mandir is a mesmerizing Hindu temple devoted to goddess Katyayani. The temple is situated in Bakor in ta-Khanpur adjacent to Mahisagar district, which is just 3 km far away from Kaleshwari.
The goddess Katyayani, which is one of the parts of Navdurga , is deliberated to be the 6th form of goddess Durga. Devotees from all caste and religion are greeted here. The temple has been built in north Indian architecture and is located in Gujarat. The focus of attraction of this temple is the idol figure of Devi Katyayani. Numerous festivals are celebrated here along with the auspicious festival of Navrati. The 5th day of Navrati is to be the day of arrival of Devi Katyayani. If you are planning to visit Bakor ; try your best to visit Devi Katyayani's temple.
The goddess Katyayani in Bakor takes the important place in the pre-historical period. Devi Katyayani, who already resided here and come forward to welcome goddess Katyayani. Goddess DeviKatyayni is having very compassionate relations.
Even now every day during the morning Aarti at Bakor temple Devi Katyayani is supposed to be present every day, When you visit that temple feel the greatness of Devi Katyayani, you get blessed, and full peace of mind. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Katyayani Goddess of Victory. Archived from the original on Retrieved Page Published by Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
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శ్రీ కాత్యాయనీ వ్రతమ్, Sri Katyayani Vratam
Katyayani Mantra is a popular mantra chanted by girls of marriageable age to invoke the blessings of Maa Katyayani. Katyayani Mantra is primarily used to remove obstacles in love and for a fruitful married life. Katyayani mantra is an effective mantra for those people whose marriage is delayed due to various reasons. The Katyayani Mantra for marriage has originated from the Bhagavata Purana. Devi Katyayani is the sixth form of Nav Durga. The word 'Katyayani' literally means 'one who is able to remove rigidity and destructive ego'.
Katyayani is the sixth form amongst Navadurga or the nine forms of Hindu goddess Durga Shakti , worshipped during the Navratri celebrations. Goddess Katyayani was worshipped by Sita and Rukmini for a good husband. She is first mentioned in the Taittiriya Aranyaka part of the Yajurveda. Skanda Purana mentions her being created out of the spontaneous anger of Gods, which eventually led to slaying the demon, Mahishasura , mounted on the lion. This occasion is celebrated during the annual Durga Puja festival in most parts of India. Over a period of time, her presence was also felt in Buddhist and Jain texts and several Tantric text, especially the Kalika-Purana 10th century , which mentions Uddiyana or Odradesa Odisha , as the seat of Goddess Katyayani and Lord Jagannath [ citation needed ].
Karva Chauth Pati Raksha Kavach. Spiritual Protection for Husband. Devi Radha and Gopikas had worshiped Devi Durga with this Mantra for the entire month of Marghashirsha and then they were blessed with Lord Krishna as their husband. Despite all problems that a kundali may depict,there are various remedial measures which are mentioned in our Puranas which not only help in finding the right match but also help in sustaining the relationship throughout your life or getting out of any marriage related problem. The best remedy for early marriage or the best remedy for marriage problems is Maa Katyayani Vrat or Gauri Vrat. This vrat has been mentioned in Bhagwad Mahapuran 10th canto skandha 22nd chapter The Bhagavata Purana describes the legend of Katyayani Vrata, where young marriageable daughters gopis of the cowherd men of Gokula in Braja, worshipped Goddess Katyayani Goddess Durga and took a vrata or vow, during the entire month of Margashirsha, the first month of the winter season, to get Lord Krishna as their husband. The fasting, called Katyayani vrata or Gauri Vrat is made for a whole month in the month of Marghashirsha.