Sura Sampurna Kalasham Rudhira Plutmev Cha |
Dadhana Hastpad Mabhyam Kushmanda Shubh Dastu Me ||

Maa Kushmanda is fourth morph of Durga. On Navratri fourth day festival, people were giving their whole veneration to the Maa Kushmanda. On Navratri fourth day, pooja (worship) of Devi Kushmanda is done as per the tradition and rituals with deep respect. She cherishes the whole world with her sacred and holy smile full of gentleness. That’s why she has been named as ‘Kushmanda’.

The word Kushmanda is formed from 3 words, Ku, Ushma and Anda. Ku = little, Ushma = Warmth (heat) and Anda = egg. It is believed that she creates the universe as a little cosmic egg. Her divine influence and dignity is really extraordinary. Her beauty is infinite and not comparable.

She is depicted with 8 hands carrying Kamandalu, Gada (bludgeon), Dhanush (arc), Chakra, lotus-flower and other edges. Her eighth arm is blessed with a Japmala (rosary) that offers all types of Siddhi (perfection) and Nidhi (treasure) to her devotees.


According to belief she lives in Saurmandal (solar system). Her work is like the sun which removes darkness from the earth, her bonfire / glare provides light in the life of living beings. She gives peace, clarity to her devotees. Her brightness is never ending. The brightness which we are able to see is all because of her.

According to Hindu mythology, there is a belief that once a while where universe doesn’t existed and the time, darkness captured all the planets of space, then there was the little soft smile of Devi Kushmanda who gave light to the universe. She is one of the 9 form of Adi Shakti.

Whenever worshippers of her worship her, they enter into the state of Anahat Chakra. Always a advice is given that whoever so worship the almighty and do pooja, should do after getting purified heart and soul otherwise the Goddess can be enraged. With her favour, all types of physical and mental disorders are completely gone for forever.

By spiritually worshipping Goddess Kushmanda, the worshipper can become free from afflictions. Her grace endows divine spark to adorers. Worshiping her in simple process, the worshipper can feel the existence of this great almighty. Goddess Kushmanda is true symbolism of divine spark.

Worshippers of this Goddess certainly obtain cosmic energy that enhances their positive aura. Positive reflection makes the person glorified in society. With blessings of Devi Kushmanda, devotees can achieve name, fame and other comforts of life.

On this very important and prosperous Navratri 4th day pooja, the role or statue of Goddess Durga is worshiped as per the rituals and religiously with full honor. Devotees chant Mantra, Stotra, Durga Stuti, do fast (vrat) and admire Goddess Kushmanda to delight her.

By solely dedicated devotion to Devi worshippers get profound prosperity, fine health and all material comforts. With the depth of heart and soul, offer abundant reverence to this almighty and get her enormous blessings. Jai Maa Kushmanda!

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Devi Kushmanda Pooja Vidhi – Navratri 4th Day

The devotees who worship the goddess Durga during the nine days of the Navratra also worship her fourth form Devi Kushmanda and establish the Anhat chakra in their mind to get the blessings from her. Kushmanda pooja during Navratri increases one’s health and strength and the person gets freedom from all kinds of fears.

The rituals to perform the Pooja of Devi Kushmanda is similar to that of Devi Chandraghanta and Brahmacharini. You start with the worship of Kalasha on this day with all the gods and goddesses and the family members of the goddess invited into it. Then worship Devi Kushmanda by keeping flowers in your hands to offer her and chant,  “ Surasampurnakalasham Rudhiraplutmeva Cha | Dadhana Hastpadhyabhayam Kushmanda Shubhdastu Me ”.

Lord Shiva and Brahma are also worshipped after worshipping the goddess. Shri Hari should be worshipped along with the goddess Laxmi.

Navratri Fourth Day – Devi Kushmanda Mantra

Ya devi Sarvabhuteshu Ma Kushmanda Rupen Sansthita
Namastaseya Namastaseya Namastaseya Namoh Namah ||

Navratri 4th Day – Devi Kushmanda Meditation Mantra
Vande Vanchit Kamarth Chandraghrit Shekhram |
Singhrudh Ashtabhuja Kushmanda Yashswaneem ||
Bhaswara Bhanu Nibha Anahat Sthitata Chaturtha Durga Trinetram |
Kamandalu, Chaap, Baan, Padamsudhakalash, Chakra, Gadaa, Japvatidhram ||
Patambar Paridhana Kamniyam Mriduhasya Nanalankar Bhushitam |
Manjir, Har, Keyur, Kinkini Raktrakundal, Mandittam ||
Prafull Vandanacharu Chimbuka Kant Kapolam Tung Kucham |
Komlani Smermkhi Shrikanti Nimannahi Nitmabnim ||

Navratri Fourth Day – Devi Kushmanda Strota
Durgatinashani Twahim Daridradi Vinashneem |
Jaanda Dhandha Kushmande Pranmabhayam ||
Jagatmata Jagatkatri Jagdadhar Rupneem |
Charachareshwari Kushmande Pranambhayam ||
Trailokyasundari TWahindu Kha Shok Nivarinim |
Parmanadmayi, Kushmande Pranmabhyam ||

Navratri 4th Day – Devi Kushmanda Kawach
Hansarey Me Shir Patu Kushmande Bhavnashineem |
Hasalkari Netreycha, Hasraundh Lallatkam ||
Kamori Patu arvagatrey, VArahi Uttare Tatha, Purva Patu Vaishnavi Indrani Dakshine Mam |
digividyakshu Sarvatrva Kum Bijam Sarvadatu ||





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