Saturday, September 23, 2017

Sharad Navratri Day 4 Tomorrow, Here’s the Puja Vidhi

Get ready to be blessed with unbeatable energy! Sharad Navratri is the festival dedicated to the epitome of feminine power, Goddess Durga. The fourth day (Chaturthi) falls on 24th September, i.e. tomorrow, this year. On this day, the fourth manifestation of Goddess Durga, Goddess Kushmanda is worshipped. Read the article to explore ways to appease Goddess Kushmanda on this Sharad Navratri and get her choicest blessings. 

Goddess Kushmanda

Goddess Kushmanda represents the fourth incarnation of Goddess Durga. Her name is made up of three words- Ku meaning little, Ushma meaning energy, and Anda meaning a sphere. It is believed that she is the one who created the universe from a small sphere of energy. She possesses eight arms and is also known by the name Ashtabhuja.

Know how to appease Goddess Kushmanda and get endowed with her choicest blessings: Goddess Kushmanda on Navratri Day 4

Puja Vidhi

  • Wake up early in the morning and bathe yourself.
  • Dress yourself in clean clothes, preferably of green colour.
  • Worship Goddess Kushmanda with unswerving devotion.
  • Offer green cardamon, fennel seeds, and pumpkin (Kumhada) to Goddess Kushmanda.
  • Chant the mantra “Om Devi Kushmandayai Namah” 108 times.
  • Offer Maalpua (a sweet dish) Bhog to the Goddess.
  • Distribute the Prasad among the family members and offer it to a Brahman too.

Get the Navdurga Kavach to get the divine blessings of Goddess Durga during this Navratri.

Astrological Significance

According to Vedic Astrology, Goddess Kushmanda directs the Sun. Therefore, it is believed that anyone who venerates her is blessed by Lord Sun. Also, worshipping Goddess Kushmanda profoundly helps in amplifying the benefic effects of the Sun and minimising its malefic effects in one’s horoscope. Her devotees have a good status in the society and are able to gain authority in all walks of life.

We, here at AstroSage hope that you are bestowed with the blessings of Goddess Kushmanda! A very happy Navratri to you all!

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