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Is there a connection between the Navadurga and the Dashmahavidya?

The Nava Durga, if you properly notice are forms of Parvati. As Wikipedia mentions: The nine manifested forms of Goddess Durga (Gauri) or (Parvati) are: Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, ...
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Who was the Rishi Katyayan who became father of Goddess Katyayini?

We find a brief story of emergence of goddess Katyayani at the ashrama of hermit Katyayana In Vamana Purana- Chapter 18 - Description of greatness of Goddess-Verses 6-13. And from that we come to ...
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Scriptural reference for Navadurga

Durga saptshati has multiple mentions of Navdurga. When Markandeya ji asks for Durga kavach mantra, Brahma ji describes nine form of Durga or Navdurga. Shailputri / Parvati : fear and sorrow goes ...
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Who was the Rishi Katyayan who became father of Goddess Katyayini?

I was reading the Katha-Sarit-Sagar and came across this name so am sharing with you the details of Rishi Katyayan as per this particular story. I couldn't find an online english version of the text ...
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Is there a mention of Nava-Durga in Vedic scriptures?

Navadurgas are mentioned in Skanda Purana. They were mentioned during Daksha Yajna. Expressly commanded by Rudra himself the extremely powerful Vīrabhadra came to the sacrificial enclosure ...
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Is there a mention of Nava-Durga in Vedic scriptures?

Devi atharvasirsha upanishad mentions the names of Kaalaratri and skandamata forms of navadurga.
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Who was the Rishi Katyayan who became father of Goddess Katyayini?

@SwiftPushkar has given a nice answer. Here some more detail extracted from the 13th chapter of the Guhyakālīkhaṇḍa of the Mahākālasaṃhitā is added. Kātyāyana was the son of Yāgñavalkya through his ...
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