Indian Festivals

Sixth Navratri - Maa Katyayni Puja Vidhi

Pooja items :

1. Picture or image of Maa Katyayani

2. Durga Sapthashati book, Devi's armour

3. Water in a kalash, mango,leaves,coconut

4. Roli, moli, chawal, paan, beetle nut.

5. Cloves, cardamom, sindoor, abhir, gulal

6. Dhoop, deepak, matchsticks

7. Flowers white or pink, such as hibiscus, lotus, roses and belpatr leaves

8. Fruits of five types such as pomegranate and sweets such as laddoo and peda

9. Panchpatra containing spoon and water, pata, mat to sit (Aasan)

Panchamrit- making Vidhi :
Take a little raw cow milk and small amount of curd, shakkar, honey, and ghee.
Wash the place of pooja with water and gangajal. Place some grains of wheat on betle leave, put on the ground and place water-filled on kalash on it. Insert five joined mangoe eaves in the kalash and, then, place a coconut on it. Tie moli in the kalash-neck. Light up a Deepak there and keep it lit till the pooja lasts. Light up some dhoop too there.

Place Maa Katyayani on beetle leaves in front of you. Concentrate your mind on Maa Katyayani and worship her step by step chanting following

mantras:
Chandrahaasojhwala karaa Shardhula varavaahana !!
Katyayani shubham dadyath devi danava ghathinee !!
Sinhasangata Nityam Padmashritkardwaya Shubhdastu Sada Devi Katyayani Yashasvini

Atma-pooja :
Perform 'Atma-pooja' for self-purification with the following mantra:
Om Apavitrah Pavitro Va Sarvavastham Gatoapi Va,
Yah Smrait Pundarika Aksham Sa Vahy Abhyantarah Shuchih
Meaning: whoever contemplates on Vishnu gets purified physically and mentally.

Tilak and Aachman:
Tilak is considered auspicious mark and Aachman is considered helping washing off sins committed by action, thought, and speech.
Apply Tilak on your forehead and do 'Aachman' (drinking of holy water after accepting it in your palm) with the following mantra:
Om Keshavaya Namah,
Om Narayanaya Namah,
Om Madhavaya Namah, Om Govindaya Namah
Meaning: I bow to thee Keshav, I bow to thee Narayan, I bow to thee Madhav, I bow to thee Govind.

Sankalpa:
To achieve the purpose of the pooja, do sankalpa (resolve) by taking a little water in hand and saying your wish in mind to Maa Katyayani .

Aawahan:
Pray to invite Maa Katyayani with the following mantra:
Aagachha Tvam Mahadevi ! Sthane Chatra Sthira Bhav.
Yavata Pujaam Karisyami Tavata Tvam Snidho Bhav.
Shri Jagadambaye Katyayani Devye Namha.
Katyayani devimaawahayami. Aawahanartheye Pushpaanjali Samarpayami.
(Offer flowers to Maa Katyayani )

Aasan:
After Dhyan and Mantras, Pray and offer:
Om sarvmangal mangaleye shivesarvaarth sadhike,
Sharneye Traymbake gauri Narayani Namostute.
Shri Jagadambaye Katyayani Devye Namha.
Aasanarthey Pushpani Samarpayami.
(Offer flowers)

Paadha:
Shri Jagadambaye Katyayani Devye Namha. Padayoh Paadham Samarpayami.
(Offer water to Mother's Shri Charan)

Aasan:

Shri Jagadambaye Katyayani Devye Namha. Hastyoh Arghya Samarpayami. (Offer Chandan,Pushpa and Akshat mixed water)

Aachman:
Shri Jagadambaye Katyayani Devye Namha. Aachamanam Samarpayami.
(Offer Karpoor mixed water)

Aasan:
Shri Jagadambaye Katyayani Devye Namha Snanartham Jalam Samarpayami.
(Offer GangaJal for Bath)
Snananga Aachaman Snanantey Punrachamaniyam Jalam Samarpayami.
(Offer water for aachman)

Dugdha Snan:
Shri Jagadambaye Katyayani Devye Namha DugdhaSnanam Samarpayami.
(Offer Cow-milk for Bath)

Dadhi Snan:
Shri Jagadambaye Katyayani Devye Namha DadhiSnanam Samarpayami.
(Offer curd made from cow milk for bath)

Ghrit Snan:
Shri Jagadambaye Katyayani Devye Namha

GhritSnanam Samarpayami.
(Offer Gou-Ghee for Bath)

Madhu Snan:

Shri Jagadambaye Katyayani Devye Namha MadhuSnanam Samarpayami.
(Offer Honey for Bath)

SharkaraSnan:
Shri Jagadambaye Katyayani Devye Namha SharkaraSnanam Samarpayami.
(Offer sugar for Bath)

Panchaamrit Snan:
Shri Jagadambaye Katyayani Devye Namha PanchaamritSnanam Samarpayami.
(Offer Panchaamrit for Bath)

Gandhodak Snan:
Shri Jagadambaye Katyayani Devye Namha GandhodakSnanam Samarpayami.
(Offer MalayaChandan and Agaru mixed water for Bath)

ShudhodakSnan:
Shri Jagadambaye Katyayani Devye Namha ShudhodakSnanam Samarpayami.
(Offer Holy Water for Final Bath)

Aachman:
ShudhodakSnanante Aachamaniyam Jalam

Samarpayami.
(Offer water for Aachaman)

Vastra:
Shri Jagadambaye Katyayani Devye Namha Vastropavastram Kanchukiyam ch Samarpayami.
(Offer sarees or moli)

Aachman:
Vastranante Aachamaniym jalam Samarpayami

Shobhagya Sutra:
Shri Jagadambaye Katyayani Devye Namha ShobhagyaSutram Samarpayami.

Chandan:
Shri Jagadambaye Katyayani Devye Namha Chandanam Samarpayami.

Haridrachurna:
Shri Jagadambaye Katyayani Devye Namha Haridraam Samarpayami.

Kumkum:
Shri Jagadambaye Katyayani Devye Namha Kumkumam Samarpayami.

Sindoor:
Shri Jagadambaye Katyayani Devye Namha Sindooram Samarpayami.

Kajal:
Shri Jagadambaye Katyayani Devye Namha Kajjalm Samarpayami.

Durvankur:
Shri Jagadambaye Katyayani Devye Namha Durvankuraan Samarpayami.

BilvaPatra:
Shri Jagadambaye Katyayani Devye Namha BilvaPatram Samarpayami.

Abhushan:
Shri Jagadambaye Katyayani Devye Namha Abhushnaani Samarpayami.

Pushpamala:
Shri Jagadambaye Katyayani Devye Namha Pushpamalam Samarpayami.

Pushpamala:
Shri Jagadambaye Katyayani Devye Namha Pushpamalam Samarpayami.

Nanaparimaldraviya:
Shri Jagadambaye Katyayani Devye Namha NanaparimalDraviyaani Samarpayami.

Shobhagya Patika:
Shri Jagadambaye Katyayani Devye Namha Shobhagyapatikam Samarpayami.

Dhoop:
Shri Jagadambaye Katyayani Devye Namha Dhoopmaaghrapayami.

Dhoop:
Shri Jagadambaye Katyayani Devye Namha Dhoopmaaghrapayami.

Deep:
Shri Jagadambaye Katyayani Devye Namha Deepam Darshyami.
(Show deep to mother and wash your hand)

Naibaidha:
Shri Jagadambaye Katyayani Devye Namha Naibaidham Nivedyami.
Aachman: offer aachaman

Rituphal:
Shri Jagadambaye Katyayani Devye Namha Rituphalani Samarpayami.

Tammbul:

Shri Jagadambaye Katyayani Devye Namha Tammbulam Samarpayami.

Dakshina:
Shri Jagadambaye Katyayani Devye Namha Dakshinaam Samarpayami.

Aarti (Kapoor and Baati):
Chati Katyayaani ki Aarti

 


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