Worship of Goddess Kushmanda on the Fourth Day of Navratri
Day 4 Navratri 2016: 5th October (Wednesday)
Goddess to be worshipped: Goddess Kushmanda
Color to be worn: Royal Blue
Maa Kushmanda, the fourth Avatar of Goddess Durga, is worshipped on the 5th day of Navratri. She rules your Heart chakra ruled by Narayana. Her name means 'the cosmic egg' and she is considered the creator of the universe. As per the Hindu mythology, Lord Vishnu was able to start creating the universe when Maa Kushmanda smiled like a flower which blossomed with a bud. She created the world from nothing, at the time when there was eternal darkness all around. This Swarup of Maa Durga is the source of all. Since she created the universe, she is called Adiswarup and Adishakti.
She has eights hands in which she holds Kamandul, bow, arrow, a jar of nectar (Amrit), discus, mace and a lotus, and in 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 Kushmanda represents Anahata Chakra in spiritual practice. The divine blessing of Maa Kushmanda helps you fulfill your desires. She brings enemies in your goodwill. Maa brings light into darkness and establishes harmony in your life.
About Goddess Kushmanda:
Goddess Parvati (after the Siddhidatri manifestation) started residing in the centre of the Sun ensuring that He releases the power to the universe. This manifestation is known as Kushmanda. This divinity has the power to live inside of the Sun. It is said that She radiates the fire and energy of the Sun.
She is shown riding a lioness and has eight hands. In Her right hand She holds Kamandal, Dhanush, Bada and Kamal and in Her left hand She holds Amrit Kalash, Jap Mala, Gada and Chakra. Because of Her eight hands She is also known as Ashtabhuja Devi. It is believed that She created this entire universe with Her mere smile.
Maa Chandraghanta Mantra: Scroll Down to read more
Surasampurnakalasam Rudhiraplutameva Cha |
Dadhana Hastapadmabhyam Kusmanda Subhadastu Me ||
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