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Maa Katyayani

𝓜𝓪𝓪 𝓚𝓪𝓽𝔂𝓪𝔂𝓪𝓷𝓲

“May This Gentle Face Of Yours, Adorned With Three Eyes, Protect us In every way. O Maa Kātyāyanī, Salutation Be To You.”

– The DeviMahatmya, 11.25

Maa Katyayani Is The Sixth Divine Form Of Maa Durga And The Slayer Of the tyrannical demon mahishasura. Although Depicted As Gentle-Faced And Adorned With Three Eyes, Maa Katyayani Emerged From The Powerful Anger Of The Divine Mother Inherent in the male gods And Manifested As The Warrior Form Of
Maa Durga, With Incomparable Effulgence Shinning Through the universe.

After Slaying mahishasura, Maa Katyayani Began To Be Known As Maa MahishasuraMardini. Maa Katyayani’s Beheading Of mahishasura With Her Sword Is a metaphor for viveka, which is the ability to discern between the apparent and the real, the transient and the eternal.