Fourth day of Navratri begins with the blessings of Goddess Laxmi. The fourth day is dedicated to fourth form of Goddess Durga Goddess Kushmanda. Maa Kushmanda is the fourth manifestation of Goddess Durga. She is considered to be the creator of universe. She is the creator of this universe with her divine smile. She created the whole universe when there was no existence of any creation and there was eternal darkness in every direction.
Maa Kushmanda has eight hands therefore she is known as Ahstabhuja. The one who has eight arms. She has the power to reside inside the deep sun. Her body shines like glowing sun. In the appearance of Maa Kushmanda holds Kamandal (A water vessel), Lotus, Rosary and Weapons like Bow, Arrow, Discus, Mace.
On the auspicious fourth day of Navratri pooja, this personification of Goddess Durga is religiously Worshiped with full of veneration. Devotees chant Mantra, Stotra, Durga Stuti and admire Goddess Kushmanda to delight her.
The Goddess Kushmanda should be worshipped by Chanting the followed Mantra:
या देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ कुष्मांडा रूपेण संस्थिता।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नम:।।
Ya devi Sarvabhuteshu Ma Kushmanda Rupen Sansthita
Namastaseya Namastaseya Namastaseya Namoh Namah ||
In Hindu mythology, it is believed Devi Kushmanda provides the energy to improve intellect to her devotees. She shows right path to their devotees.
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