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Day 4: Maa Kushmanda Bestowed with Health & Wealth

Maa Kushmanda is the fourth form of Maa Durga: The significance of worshipping her


Highlights:

  • Who is Goddess Kushmanda?
  • Chant the following mantra to worship Maa KushManda: –
  • The Meaning of the Mantra
  • Day 4 Colour: Yellow
  • Maa Kushmanda Puja: Date and Time
  • Maa Kushmanda Puja Vidhi

Maa Kushmanda is the fourth form of the Goddess Durga. She is worshipped on the fourth day of the festival of Navratri (nine nights of Navadurga) and as the consort of Shiva. Her name has a meaning that signifies her prominent role: Ku means “a little”, Ushma means “warmth” or “energy”, and Anda means “cosmic egg”.

Maa Kushmanda is also glorified by the ten different aspects of the power of Shakti, known as Dasa Mahavidyas. She is believed to improve health and bestow wealth as well as strength. As per Hindu mythology, Lord Vishnu was able to create the universe when Maa Kushmanda smiled like a flower which blossomed like a bud, and when there was eternal darkness all around, she made the universe. She is called Adiswarup and Adishakti. She nurtures the entire world with her divine and gentle smile, which reveres her with the name ‘Kushmanda’. After taking the form of Siddhidatri, Goddess Parvati resided in the Sun’s centre to balance energy and light. 

Maa Kushmanda has eight hands in which she holds Kamandul, bow, arrow, a jar of nectar (Amrit), discus, mace and a lotus. On the one hand, she holds a rosary which blesses her devotees with the Ashtasiddhis and Navniddhis. She is also known as Ashtabhuja. She has a radiant face and golden body complexion. Maa resides in the core of the Sun and thus controls the Surya Lok.

Chant the following mantra to worship Maa Kushmanda:-

सुरासम्पूर्णकलशं रुधिराप्लुतमेव  

दधाना हस्तपद्माभ्यां कूष्माण्डा शुभदास्तु मे 

Suraa sampoorna kalasham rudhiraplu thwamevacha|

Dadhanaa hasthapadmabhyam Kushmanda shubhadaasthu may ||

Dedicated Devotees and Yogis of Maa Kushmanda dedicate their mind to represents Anahata Chakra in spiritual practice. The divine blessings of Maa Kushmanda help you increase your health and strength and the person gets freedom from all kinds of fears. Maa Kushmanda removes all the hurdles and troubles from your life and enables you to get rid of all sorts’ sorrows in life. Maa brings light into darkness and establishes harmony in one’s life.

Meaning of the Mantra

I worship the illustrious Goddess Kushmanda, who holds two pitchers full of nectar and blood in her lotus hands. May she be promising to me.

Day 4 Colour: Yellow

The colour of the day, yellow, signifies joy and happiness.

Maa Kushmanda Puja: Date & Time

The Chaturthi Tithi of Navratri will begin at 1:27 AM, September 29, and end on 12:08 AM, September 30.

Maa Kushmanda Puja Vidhi

  1. The devotees of Devi Kushmanda wear clean clothes after bathing.
  2. The Goddess is then offered shringaar samagri like kajal, sindoor, bangles, bindi, comb, toe ring, mirror, anklets, earrings, perfume nose pin, necklace, red chunri etc.
  3. She is worshipped with red flowers, and many devotees also offer Wax Gourd or Petha as a symbolic sacrifice.

Dedicated Devotees and Yogis of Maa Kushmanda dedicate their minds to representing Anahata Chakra in spiritual practice. The divine blessings of Maa Kushmanda help you increase your health and strength, and the person gets freedom from all kinds of fears. Maa Kushmanda removes all the hurdles and troubles from your life and enables you to eliminate all sorts of sorrows. Maa brings light into darkness and establishes harmony in one’s life.

Jai Mata Di!

Edit- Ayushi Mittal

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