New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday bowed to Goddess Katyayani on the sixth day of the Navratri festival.
“I wish Mata Katyayani keep you all healthy and provide bright future,” PM Modi said.
नवरात्रि की षष्ठी पर मां कात्यायनी की उपासना की जाती है। मेरी कामना है कि माता कात्यायनी आप सभी को सदा निरोग रखें और उज्ज्वल भविष्य प्रदान करें। pic.twitter.com/Lq1tRNcHZw
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 22, 2020
Katyayani is one of the main forms of The Hindu Mother Goddess, Devi. She is seen as the slayer of the tyrannical demon Mahishasura. This is the second name given for Goddess Adi Parashakti in Amarakosha, the Sanskrit lexicon (Goddess Parvati names- Uma Katyayani Gauri Kali Haimavati Ishwari). Goddess Katyayani was worshipped by Sita, Radha and Rukmini for a good husband.
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. The rays crystallized in the hermitage of Kātyāyana Rishi, who gave it proper form therefore she is also called Katyayani or “daughter of Katyayana”.