Chaitra Navratri Day 4 - Worship Maa Kushmanda

Worship Maa Kushmanda - the destroyer of darkness! Today is the fourth day of Chaitra Navratri and is devoted to the fourth form (Swaroop) of Maa Durga, Goddess Kushmanda. Devotees will perform fasts today to seek blessings of the Goddess. Read here to know the significance of performing the right Puja Vidhi to appease this divine deity.



Maa Kushmanda - Creator of Universe 


Term Kushmanda is the coalesce of words KU meaning “a little”, USHMA meaning “energy” and ANDA meaning “cosmic egg”. Thus, Goddess Kushmanda is the pure and vibrant cosmic source of energy that destroys the darkness menacing in the life of the people. She is also believed to be the creator of the universe. When it was falling in the abyss of darkness, the Goddess smiled and produced a cosmic egg that energised the universe with light. Anahata, the fourth chakra of spiritual energy, is the Chakra of Maa Kushmanda. It means unhurt, unstruck, and unbeaten and brings balance, calmness, and serenity in one’s life.

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Magnificent Form of Maa Kushmanda


Once, Goddess Parvati lived in the core of Sun to shower the world with her energy. Since then, she is known by the name of Goddess Kushmanda. She is also said to give directions to the Sun God (Surya Dev). The Goddess is worshipped on fourth day of Navratri and endows her devotees with wealth, strength and positivity. She features eight hands and mounts a lioness. She holds Kamandal, Dhanush, Bada and Kamal in her right hand, while four left hands hold Amrit Kalash, Jap Mala, Gada and a Chakra. Because of her 8 arms, she is also known by the name of Ashtabhuja Devi.

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Puja Vidhi for Worshipping Maa Kushmanda


Goddess Kushmanda is worshipped on fourth day of Chaitra Navaratri. This day people perform fasts and ruminate her name to seek her blessings. The Goddess when pleased, rewards people with prosperity, happiness, money and lavishness. Puja Vidhi for worshipping Maa Kushmanda on Day 4 of Navratri is given below:

  • First, worship the Kalash and the gods, goddesses, pilgrimage/village/city deities, and the nine planets in it.
  • After that, start offering prayers to Maa Kushmanda. Take a flower in your hand and ruminate the name of the Goddess.
  • Perform Panchopchar by offering red flowers, Akshat, Kumkum and vermilion to the Goddess.
  • Also perform Aarti and Bhajans while burning ghee/camphor, and pray to the Goddess for her forgiveness.
  • Chant this mantra while worshipping Maa Kushmanda…
Surāsampūrṇakalaśaṁ rudhirāplutamēva cha |
Dadhānā hastapadmābhyāṁ kūṣmāṇḍā śubhadāstu mē ||

Significance of Chaitra Navratri Day 4


Maa Kushmanda blesses a person with health and wealth, eliminates all troubles and sufferings and showers their life with peace and happiness. According to Vedic Astrology, Goddess Kushmanda guides the Sun God and directs his energy and light to fill the world with positivity and brightness. Thus, worshipping her on fourth day of Navratri eliminates any ill-effect of Sun in your life.

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We, at AstroSage, wish that Goddess Kushmanda showers blessings upon you and brings prosperity in your life this Chaitra Navratri.

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