The fourth form of Nav Durga, Maa Kushmanda Is devoted on the 4th day of Navratri (Chaturthi). Who is Maa Kushmanda? What is the story of Kushmanda? What is the significance of the Navratri fourth day? Here’s everything you will know about the fourth form of Goddess Durga. You can also find the mantra and aarti of Maa Kushmanda here.
Who is Maa Kushmanda?
The fourth form of Navdurga is Maa Kushmanda. She is the creator of Brahmand and emanates a solar-like aura.
As the name Kushmanda symbolizes Ku means little, Ushma means energy and Anda means cosmic egg. Here the cosmic egg is represented as the whole universe. She is the core energy provider to the Sun and resides in solar systems. She ends the darkness with her divine smile. She shines brightly in all ten directions like the sun.
Maa Kushmanda has 8 hands; because of that, she is also known as Ashtabhuja Devi. 7 types of weapons are shining in her 7 hands. The Rosary is in her right hand. She has Kamandal, Dhanush, Bada, and Kamal in the right hands and Amrit Kalash, Jap Mala, Gada, and Chakra in the left hands in that order. Her one hand is always on Abhaya mudra from which she blesses all her devotees.
She can be seen riding a lioness. The abode of Maa “Kushmanda” is in Bhima Parvat. Navratri’s 4th night is worshipped Maa Kushmanda.
Navratri’s fourth day is worshipped for the purpose of good health and bestows wealth and strength. The devotees are blessed with extreme energy and power by worshipping Maa Kushmanda on Navratri. It is believed that all the power to bestow Siddhis and Niddhis is located in her Jap Mala. The devotee becomes a subtle experience of his grace. This sad condition becomes pleasant and easy for the devotee.
Maa Kushmanda Story
Goddess Parvati is believed to stay and reside in the centre of the sun and liberate energy to the universe and hence took the avatar of Maa Kushmanda. It is said that she is as radiant as the sun and possesses healing powers.
Om Devi Kushmandayai Namah,
Surasampurna Kalasham Rudhiraplutameva Cha,
Dadhana Hastapadmabhyam Kushmanda Shubhadastu Me.
Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Kushmanda Rupena Samsthita,
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah.
Maa Kushmanda Mantra
वन्दे वांछित कामार्थे चन्द्रार्धकृतशेखराम्।
सिंहरूढ़ा अष्टभुजा कूष्माण्डा यशस्विनीम्॥
कूष्माण्डा जय जग सुखदानी। मुझ पर दया करो महारानी॥
पिङ्गला ज्वालामुखी निराली। शाकम्बरी माँ भोली भाली॥
लाखों नाम निराले तेरे। भक्त कई मतवाले तेरे॥
भीमा पर्वत पर है डेरा। स्वीकारो प्रणाम ये मेरा॥
सबकी सुनती हो जगदम्बे। सुख पहुँचती हो माँ अम्बे॥
तेरे दर्शन का मैं प्यासा। पूर्ण कर दो मेरी आशा॥
माँ के मन में ममता भारी। क्यों ना सुनेगी अरज हमारी॥
तेरे दर पर किया है डेरा। दूर करो माँ संकट मेरा॥
मेरे कारज पूरे कर दो। मेरे तुम भंडारे भर दो॥
तेरा दास तुझे ही ध्याए। भक्त तेरे दर शीश झुकाए॥
Vande Vanchhita Kamarthe Chandrardhakritashekharam,
Simharudha Ashtabhuja Kushmanda Yashasvinim.
Bhaswara Bhanu Nibham Anahata Sthitam Chaturtha Durga Trinetram,
Kamandalu, Chapa, Bana, Padma, Sudhakalasha, Chakra, Gada, Japawatidharam.
Patambara Paridhanam Kamaniyam Mriduhasya Nanalankara Bhushitam,
Manjira, Hara, Keyura, Kinkini, Ratnakundala, Manditam.
Praphulla Vadanamcharu Chibukam Kanta Kapolam Tugam Kucham,
Komalangi Smeramukhi Shrikanti Nimnabhi Nitambanim.
Durgatinashini Tvamhi Daridradi Vinashanim,
Jayamda Dhanada Kushmande Pranamamyaham.
Jagatamata Jagatakatri Jagadadhara Rupanim,
Charachareshwari Kushmande Pranamamyaham.
Trailokyasundari Tvamhi Duhkha Shoka Nivarinim,
Paramanandamayi, Kushmande Pranamamyaham.
Hamsarai Mein Shira Patu Kushmande Bhavanashinim,
Hasalakarim Netrecha, Hasaraushcha Lalatakam.
Kaumari Patu Sarvagatre, Varahi Uttare Tatha,
Purve Patu VaishnaviIndrani Dakshine Mama.
Digvidikshu Sarvatreva Kum Bijam Sarvadavatu.
Navratri is a festival that continues for nine days. People worship the different forms of the goddess Durga in these nine days. For the preparation of Navratri, we should know the exact date for each day of Navratri. Checkout:- Navratri Date 2023
Q. Which goddess is worshipped on fourth day of Navratri?
A. Maa Kushmanda is worshipped on the 4th day of Navratri.