Happy Navratri: Worship Goddess Katyaini on Tithi : Shasthi , Day – 6 . Todays special was a simple Baingana Bhaja | Begun Bhaja | Baingun Bhaja | Eggplant Fritters

The sixth among the Shakti Roopas is Goddess Katyaini. As per the legends, once upon a time there was a sage named Kata. His son was Katya. In his lineage Katyayana became a sage of worldwide repute. He practiced penance for several years to propitiate mother Goddess. At the time of boon he requested Mother Goddess to take birth as his daughter. The goddess was pleased to accede to his request.

After sometime when high-handedness of Mahishasura, the demon, crossed every limit, the trinity of Gods - Brahma, Visnu and Shiva, got infuriated and they created a goddess by apportioning some part of their splendor, in order to destroy the demon. The sage Katyayana had the first privilege to worship her, so she was called Katyayani.

She accepted the worship of Katyayana for three days and then killed the demon Mahisasur. She is an established presiding deity of Braja area. Her form is extremely divine and radiant. Her complexion is golden, bright and beaming. She has 4 arms. Her upper right hand is in a pose of allaying all fears and the lower one is in a pose of granting boon. In her upper left hand, she holds a sword and a lotus flower adorns her lower left hand. Her vehicle is lion.

On the sixth day of Navratra, the mind of the worshiper stays in Ajna Chakra. If the worshiper completely surrenders himself to the goddess, he or she is bestowed boons by mother Katyayani. All the four objects - Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksa are in easy reach of a Sadhaka who worships mother Katyayani with devotion and faith.

Make a simple fry for the occassion.

When you have too much to do and too less time to cook, this is the best dish. Hardly takes anything to prepare.

What You Need:

1 medium size brinjal cut into ½ inch long slices
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chili powder
1/4th tsp salt
1 tsp kitchen king masala
1 sp sugar
1 tbsp oil + 1 tbsp

Steps To Make:

Mix Eggplant with salt and spices with 1 tbsp oil.
Heat a pan and add 1/2 tbsp oil. Arrange the slices on the pan.Cover and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on one side. Flip upside down and cook the other side by spreading the remaining oil. So easy to prepare.


  1. delicious fried brinjals and chapati, sounds quick and comfortable!!!

  2. Love the bhaja and that with jawar bhakri...too good dear..:)

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  3. Lovely bhaja and bhakri...saw all recipe ..looks delicious and tempting..

  4. WOww such a delicious fried brinjals, looks yummy...

  5. new way to cook brinjals...will try

  6. my husband's fav. made it today too...
    looks yum!

  7. looks nice and simple...i love brinjals but the rest of my family don't so i really miss eating this vegetable.

  8. Wow! A nice quick-cooking dish! It's instantly hot & spicy!

  9. add little sugar while marinating it will enhance the taste of our all time favorite Begun Bhaja