4th Day Of Chaitra Navratri – Importance, Puja, Story and Mantra

February 23, 2024

According to the Hindu calendar, Maa Kushmanda is worshiped in the form of Goddess Shakti on the fourth day of Navratri. It is believed that by worshiping Goddess Kushmanda Devi, a person gets freedom from all kinds of troubles and attains wealth. According to the Vedas and Puranas, it is believed that when the universe was not created, there was darkness all around, then the universe was born from this form of the Goddess. Let us tell you that ‘Kushmanda’ is a Sanskrit word which means sacrifice of Kumhra i.e. Petha.

Maa Kushmanda Importance 

By worshiping Mata Kushmanda, one gets the power to remove diseases, sorrows and all the defects. They also get increase in fame, power and wealth. Apart from this, intelligence develops and decision making ability improves. Kushmanda means pumpkin, from which petha is prepared. Goddess Kushmanda becomes very happy by sacrificing pumpkin in the worship of Goddess Kushmanda.

Maa Kushmanda Puja Vidhi

  • On the fourth day of Navratri, after taking bath in the morning, pay obeisance to Mata Kushmanda.
  • Offer water flowers to Mother Kushmanda and meditate on her.
  • During the puja, offer flowers, incense, fragrance and food to the Goddess with all your heart.
  • On this day, after worship, offer Malpua to Mother Kushmanda.
  • At the end, after paying obeisance to your elders, distribute the Prasad and also accept the Prasad.

Maa Kushmanda Story 

She is known as Goddess Kushmanda because she created this universe with her charming smile. At a time when the universe was not created and there was darkness all around, Goddess Kushmanda created the universe with her evil humor. Due to his amazing leela, he was called the original form or Adishakti of the universe. Goddess Kushmanda has eight arms, hence she is also called Ashtabhuja Devi. Goddess Kushmanda or Ashtabhuja has a kamandal, bow, arrow, lotus flower, pot full of nectar, chakra and mace in her hands respectively.

Along with this, Goddess Kushmanda is holding a chanting rosary which bestows success and wealth in her eighth hand. The favorite vehicle of Goddess Kushmanda is lion. Goddess Kushmanda loves the sacrifice of Kumhra very much. In Sanskrit language, pumpkin is called Kushmand. For this reason also the goddess is called Kushmanda. Goddess Kushmanda resides in the world inside the solar system. Only these goddesses have the power to reside in the solar system. His glory is omnipresent.

Every creature in the world including humans is illuminated by this light. His brilliance, vigor and divine form are visible in all the worlds. Every particle of the universe symbolizes the power of Goddess Kushmanda. Devotees who worship Goddess Kushmanda with true heart attain strength and glory. This goddess is pleased with devotion and service and bestows blessings and fulfills wishes.

Maa Kushmanda Mantra – Chaitra Navratri Day 4 Mantra

Ain Hreem Devyai Namah.

ऐं ह्रीं देव्यै नमः॥

Vande Vishti Kamarthe Chandrarghakrit Shekharam
Sinharudha Ashtabhuja Kushmanda Yashasvanim.

वन्दे विष्टि कामार्थे चन्द्रार्घकृतशेखरम्।
सिंहारूढ़ा अष्टभुजा कूष्माण्डा यशस्वनीम्॥

Om Kushmandayai Namah.

ॐ कुष्माण्डायै नम:॥

Surasapurnakalash Rudhiraplutmev Ch
Dadhana Hastapadmaabhyam Kushmanda Shubhadaastu.

सुरसापूर्णकलश रुधिराप्लुतमेव च।
दधाना हस्तपद्माभ्यां कूष्मांडा शुभदास्तु॥

Wrapping Up

Worship and adoration of Goddess Kushmanda leads to health. The Goddess provides happiness and prosperity to her devotees by removing them from every crisis and calamity. Besides, the Mother Goddess also makes the path of attaining salvation easy for those who worship Goddess Kushmanda. There is an infusion of energy and power among the devotees of Mother Goddess. He has no fear of any sort. If you want to know more information about 4th Day Of Chaitra Navratri, then you can get information by consulting an online astrologer consultation.

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