Fourth Navratri Mata: Day 4 of Navratri is of Maa Kushmanda for Health & Strength
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Fourth Navratri Mata – Maa Kushmanda
Kushmanda is a Hindu goddess believed to create the world with her divine smile. She is the fourth form of the Hindu goddess Durga. The name Kushmanda means, Ku means “a little”, Ushma means “warmth” or “energy” and Anda means “cosmic egg”.
Kushmanda Devi is worshiped on the 4th day of the Navratri and she is believed to improve health, wealth and strength. Goddess Kushmanda has eight hands and because of that, she is also commonly known as Ashtabhuja Devi.
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ॐ देवी कूष्माण्डायै नमः॥
Om Devi Kushmandayai Namah॥
सुरासम्पूर्ण कलशं रुधिराप्लुतमेव च।
दधाना हस्तपद्माभ्यां कूष्माण्डा शुभदास्तु मे॥
Surasampurna Kalasham Rudhira Plutameva Cha।
Dadhana Hastapadma Shyam Kushmanda Shubhadastu Me॥
Maa Kushmanda – Kushmanda Devi mantra
या देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ कूष्माण्डा रूपेण संस्थिता। नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥
Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Kushmanda Rupena Samsthita।
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah॥
Worshipped for the blessing of Health and Strength, Maa Devi Kushmanda is believed to be the ultimate power of this universe. Puranas mention that she created the universe with her divine smile. When you think of Maa, try and think of a divine being who has a glowing and radiant body just like the sun. Maa Devi Kushmanda has eight hands holding weapons as well as Kamandal, Kamal, Kalash, and Jap Mala.
Maa Kushmanda – Method of worship
- Bow to the goddess with flowers.
- After worshiping mother Kushmanda, it is necessary to worship Lord Shankar and Lord Vishnu.
- After offering bhog, donate the Prasad to the Brahmin. Doing so develops intelligence and develops decision-making.
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