Origin – To destroy demon Mahishasura, Goddess Parvati took the form of Goddess Katyayani. It was the most violent form of Goddess Parvati. In this form Goddess Parvati is also known as Warrior Goddess.
Navratri Worship – Goddess Katyayani is worshipped on the sixth day of Navratri.
Governing Planet – It is believed that the planet Brihaspati is governed by Goddess Katyayani.
Iconography – Goddess Katyayani rides on the magnificent lion and depicted with four hands. Goddess Katyayani carries lotus flower and sword in her right hands and keeps her left hands in Abhaya and Varada Mudras.
Details – According to religious texts Goddess Parvati was born at the home of sage Katya and due to which this form of Goddess Parvati is known as Katyayani.