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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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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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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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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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