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.
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.