Maa Kushmanda - 4th Day of Navratri

Skandamata - 5th Day of Navratri

On the fourth day of Navratri, Goddess Kushmanda is worshipped. Her name is formed with three words — 'Ku', 'Ushma' and 'Anda'; Ku stands for little, Ushma stands for warmth and Anda means egg. It stands for someone who created this universe as a small cosmic egg. It is believed that the Goddess created this universe with her smile. She has eight arms holding Kamandalu, Gada, Chakra, Dhanush, lotus-flowers and other edges and a japmala. She rides a lion and since she has eight arms, she is also known as 'Devi AshtaBhuja'. She blesses her devotees with brightness, peace, and clarity.

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To seek her blessings, the mantra given below can be chanted on the 4th day of Navratri:

Ya Devi sarvabhuteshu Ma Kushmanda Rupena Samsthita

Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah

It means the Goddess who is omnipresent as the personification of universal mother, the goddess who is omnipresent as the embodiment of power and the goddess who is omnipresent as the symbol of peace. I bow to her, I bow to her, I bow to her.

Puja Vidhi

First, place a Kalash and then worship your Ishta devta and other Gods and Goddesses and then pray to Goddess Kushmanda. Before beginning the puja, take flowers in your hands and bow down before the Goddess. And after that offer flowers, coconut, fruits, milk, sindoor, dhoop and decorate the Goddess with jewelry and other adornments. Perform an aarti and end the puja with the distribution of prasadam.

Mantra

Vande Vanchit Kamarth Chandraghkrit Shekharam

Sinhruda Ashtabhuja Kushmanda Yashswanim

Bhaswar Bhanu Nibha Anahat Stihta Chaturth Durga Trinetraam

Kamandalu, Chap, Baan, Padamsudhakalash, Chakra, Gada, Japavatidharam

Patambar Paridhana Kamniya Mriduhasya Nanalamkar Bhushitam

Manjeer, Haar, Keyoor, Kinkini, Ratnakundal Manditam

Praful Vadnamcharu Chibukam Kant Kapola Tung Kucham

Komlangi Smermukhi Shrikanti Nimnanabhi Nitnambneem

Stotr Path

Durgatinashini Twahi Daridradi Vinashneem

Jayamda Dhanda Kushmanda Pranmamyaham

Trailokyasundari Twahi dukh shok Nivarineem

Parmanandmayi Kushmanda Pranmabhyaham

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