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Devi Katyayani

Navdurga, navratri, navarathri, forms of durga, happy navaratri, hoovu freshKatyayani is the sixth aspect of the Navadurga forms of Mahadevi. She is seen as the slayer of the tyrannical demon Mahishasura.She is also the sixth form amongst Navadurga or the nine forms of Hindu goddess Durga , worshipped during the Navaratri celebrations. She may be depicted with four, ten, or eighteen hands.  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.

Mantra

ॐ देवी कात्यायन्यै नम: 

Oṃ Devī Kātyāyanyai Namaḥ

Prayer

चंद्रहासोज्जवलकरा 

शार्दूलवरवाहना। 

कात्यायनी शुभं दध्या

देवी दानवघातिनि।।

Chandra Hasojja Valakara |

Shaardulavar Vaahana ||

Kaatyayani Shubham Daddya |

Devi Daanav Ghaatini ||


Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katyayani

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