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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, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayini, Kaalratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidhatri. The Dash Mahavidyas are mentioned as forms of Sati (Parvati's previous incarnation) or ...


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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 know him and how he gave birth to Goddess Katyayani. Brief story Of Birth Of Devi Katyayani from Vamana Purana- Once demon Mahishasura defeated all the gods ...


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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 so am sharing the scrrenshots of the relevant portion here along with a summary: Rishi Katyayana was originally a Shiva ganna named Pushpadanta who had ...


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