Tuesday, October 8, 2013

4th Day Of Navratri: Creator of the universe - Devi Kushmanda

Fourth day of Navratri is devoted to Mata Kushmanda, the creator of whole universe, the goddess who guides the direction of Sun and provides energy to it. Her abode is Bhimapar Vat. Read on to know more about Goddess Kushmanda..

या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ कुष्मांडा रूपेण संस्थिता।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नम:।।

Chant this mantra and worship the goddess of 4th day of Navratri “Goddess Kushmanda”.

To know more about Devi Kushmanda, click here - Devi Kushmanda

Fourth day of Navratri is dedicated to the fourth form of maa Durga “Goddess Kushmanda”. She symbolizes that form of Maa Durga which is the prime source of all. “Ku-shm-anda” means “the cosmic egg” and Devi Kushmanda is considered as the creator of the universe because Lord Vishnu was able to create the universe only after she smiled and moved away. Her smile ended the darkness from every corner of the world.

Devi Kushmanda

Devi Kushmanda is known as “Ashtabhuja” because she has 8 arms.In her 7 hands she holds bow, arrow, mace, discus, lotus, kamandalu and jar of nectar (for longevity and good health) and in 8th one, a rosary to bless her devotes with Ashtasiddhis (8 types of wisdom sources) and Navniddhis (9 types of wealth). Goddess Kushmanda sits on a lion who represents “Dharma”. She resides on the core of the Sun and looks after the functioning of Surya Loka. She has a glowing face and golden coloured shiny appearance.

Worship Devi Kushmanda 

Mata Kushmanda is worshipped with calm and dedicated mind. She likes sacrifice of pumpkin as her name “Kushmand” means Pumpkin in the Sanskrit language. Devotees offer rudraksha mala, bhagva vastra and marigold flowers to seek blessings of the Goddess. Worshiping Goddess Kushmanda removes troubles, sorrows and hindrances from the life of her devotees. They are blessed with name, fame, health and strength. 4th day of Navratri also marks worshipping of Goddess Lakshmi during Navratri.

On this day, Sadhaks and Yogis keep their mind in Anahata Chakra as Kushmanda represents Anahata Chakra in spiritual practice.


Observing fast on the fourth day of Navratri frees individuals from all diseases and sorrows. To please the Goddess she is offered “Malpua as Bhog”. Women should wear yellow colored clothes and should dress like a Suhagin and must offer the same things to the Devi.

To know about the Navratri Puja in detail, click here- Navratri Puja Vidhi

Goddess With Different Names

Mata Kushmanda is called by many names by her devotees. Some call her “Ashtabhuja” some call her “Adi Shakti”, some call her “Krishnamanda” and others know her as “Adiswarupa”. She is the only one having the strength and power to reside in the core of Sun (Suryaloka).

Masik Ganesh Chaturthi

Also celebrating today is Masik Ganesh Chaturthi. this year Ganesh Chaturthi was celebrated on the 9th of September. Vinayak Chaturthi is celebrated every month but the one on 9th september bring the most important one. 

Click here to know more about Vinayak Chaturthi - Dates Of Vinayaka Chaturthi

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