Fourth Day of Navratri - Maa Kushmanda
'Ya Devi Sarva Bhuteshu, Maa Kushmanda Devi Rupen Samshthita |
Namashtashyi Namastashyi, Namastashyi Namo Namah ||'
'To that Devi, who living in all forms is abiding in the fourth form of Maa Durga known as Maa Kushmanda Devi, Salutations to Her, Salutations to Her, Millions Salutations again and again.'
On the fourth day, Goddess Kushmanda is worshiped. She is considered as creator of the universe. Her name ‘Ku-sham-anda’ means ‘the cosmic egg’. According to holy sculptures, Lord Vishnu was able to begin the creation of the universe when Goddess Kushmanda smiled and walked away. It is believed that she created the whole universe when there was nothing but dark in every direction. It is said that Devi Kushmanda formed the universe in the shape of an egg with a little smile which gave the universe light and eliminated the darkness.
Navratri Fourth Day Date: 24th September, 2017 (Sunday)
She is the form of Goddess Durga who is the source of everything. She is also called by the name of “Ashtabhuja” as she has eight arms and mostly depicted holding weapons, rosary, etc in arms. She holds Kamandalu, Gada (bludgeon), Dhanush (arc), Chakra, lotus-flower and other edges. It is believed that she resides on the solar system. Her eighth arms holds a Japmala (rosary) that is meant to offers all types of Siddhi (perfection) and Nidhi (treasure) to her followers. She rides on a lion who personifies Dharma.
Navratri 2017 Fourth Day Colour: Orange color
Navratri 2017 Fourth Day Bhog : MaalPua
Navratri 2017 Fourth Day Daan : Cloths to Poor
She is considered to be the form of ‘Adi Shakti’. On this day, the devotees enters in Anahat Chakra. It is advised that one should start the rituals and pooja for Goddess Kushmanda only after absolute purification of heart and soul. This is advised because impure heart can make the goddess infuriate. Blessings of this goddess can eliminate all kinds of physical ailments and medical disorders. It is believed that worshipping on this day with open heart can make her devotees free from afflictions. She is the true symbolism of divine spark. She has a glowing face and her complexion glows like gold.
On this day of Navaratri, this personification of Goddess Durga is worshiped religiously and with completer veneration. Her followers and devotees chant mantras and admire her to delight. A person worshiping her with pure heart can gain prosperity, health and all life comforts.
Worshipping her can eliminate all your hurdles and troubles from your life and you will get rid of all your sorrows. Goddess Kushmanda will bring light into the darkness and form a harmony in your life. This day is a very special day as this is the day from where second powerful form of Durga (Goddess Laxmi is worshipped)