Navratri Fourth Day – Kushmanda Devi

May 24, 2024

The fourth form of Mata Shri Durga is Kushmanda. In the Sanskrit language, Kushmanda is called Kumhade, she is fond of the sacrifice of Kumhade, and for this reason, she is also known as Kushmanda. Her residence is in the inner world of the solar system. Only they have the ability and power to reside in the sun world. The glow of Goddess Kushmanda’s body is like that of the Sun and no other deity can match her brightness and influence. Mata Kushmanda is the goddess of light. Her light and influence provide light in all ten directions.

Kushmanda Devi Form

Goddess Kushmanda is armed with eight arms, hence she is also known as Goddess Ashtabhuja. The Goddess holds Kamandalu, bow, arrow, lotus flower, and a pot full of nectar, disc, and mace in her hands respectively. The goddess is riding on her lion. The devotee who worships this goddess with devotion on the fourth day of Navratri, all kinds of sufferings, diseases, and sorrows end and he attains age and fame.

Story of Kushmanda Devi

The name of the fourth form of Maa Durga is Kushmanda devi. The form of Kushmanda Devi is worshiped on the fourth day of Navratri. This goddess has been named Kushmanda because she creates the universe through her slow, light laughter. When there was no creation, there was darkness all around, then this goddess created the universe with her divine humor. That is why it has been called the primal form or primal power of the universe.

Kushmanda Devi Puja Vidhi

In the worship of Goddess Kushmanda, offer kumkum, Mauli, Akshat, betel leaves, saffron, makeup, etc. with devotion. If there is a white pumpkin or Kumhra then offer it to Matarani, then recite Durga Chalisa and finally perform the Aarti of Maa Kushmanda with ghee lamp or camphor.

After Aarti, take that lamp around the house, and doing this removes negativity from the house. Now take blessings from Mother Kushmanda for the happiness, prosperity, and protection of your family from troubles. If unmarried girls worship Goddess Kushmanda, they get their desired groom. Married women get unlimited good fortune.

Kushmanda Devi Mantra

सुरासम्पूर्णकलशं रूधिराप्लुतमेव च।

दधाना हस्तपद्माभ्यां कूष्माण्डा शुभदास्तु मे।।

Worship Mantra of Kushmanda Devi

वन्दे वांछित कामर्थे चन्द्रार्घकृत शेखराम्।

सिंहरूढ़ा अष्टभुजा कूष्माण्डा यशस्वनीम्॥

भास्वर भानु निभां अनाहत स्थितां चतुर्थ दुर्गा त्रिनेत्राम्।

कमण्डलु, चाप, बाण, पदमसुधाकलश, चक्र, गदा, जपवटीधराम्॥

पटाम्बर परिधानां कमनीयां मृदुहास्या नानालंकार भूषिताम्।

मंजीर, हार, केयूर, किंकिणि रत्नकुण्डल, मण्डिताम्॥

प्रफुल्ल वदनांचारू चिबुकां कांत कपोलां तुंग कुचाम्।

कोमलांगी स्मेरमुखी श्रीकंटि निम्ननाभि नितम्बनीम्॥

Maa Kushmanda Stotra

दुर्गतिनाशिनी त्वंहि दरिद्रादि विनाशनीम्।

जयंदा धनदा कूष्माण्डे प्रणमाम्यहम्॥

जगतमाता जगतकत्री जगदाधार रूपणीम्।

चराचरेश्वरी कूष्माण्डे प्रणमाम्यहम्॥

त्रैलोक्यसुन्दरी त्वंहिदुःख शोक निवारिणीम्।

परमानन्दमयी, कूष्माण्डे प्रणमाभ्यहम्॥

Maa Kushmanda Kavach Path

हंसरै में शिर पातु कूष्माण्डे भवनाशिनीम्।

हसलकरीं नेत्रेच, हसरौश्च ललाटकम्॥

कौमारी पातु सर्वगात्रे, वाराही उत्तरे तथा,पूर्वे पातु वैष्णवी इन्द्राणी दक्षिणे मम।

दिगिव्दिक्षु सर्वत्रेव कूं बीजं सर्वदावतु॥

Maa Kushmanda Aarti

ॐ जय माँ कुष्मांडाचौथ जब नवरात्र हो, कुष्मांडा को ध्याते।

जिसने रचा ब्रह्माण्ड यह, पूजन है करवाते।।ॐ जय माँ कुष्मांडा…..

आद्यशक्ति कहते जिन्हें, अष्टभुजी है रूप।

इस शक्ति के तेज से, कही छाँव कही धुप।।ॐ जय माँ कुष्मांडा…..

कुम्हड़े की बलि करती है, तांत्रिक से स्वीकार।

पेठे से भी रजति, सात्विक करे विचार।।ॐ जय माँ कुष्मांडा…..

क्रोधित जब हो जाए, यह उल्टा करे व्यवहार।

उसको रखती दूर माँ, देती दुःख अपार।।ॐ जय माँ कुष्मांडा…..

सूर्य चंद्र की रौशनी, यह जग में फैलाये।

शरणागत में आया, माँ तू ही राह दिखाये।।ॐ जय माँ कुष्मांडा…..

Wrapping Up

By worshiping Mata Kushmanda as per the rituals, the devotee starts experiencing a subtle feeling of grace within a short time. This goddess should be worshiped on the fourth day of Navratri with an unperturbed and pure mind. This destroys the diseases and sorrows of the devotees and they get life, fame, strength, and health. This goddess provides happiness, prosperity, and progress to the devotees. Ultimately, devotees should always be ready to worship this goddess. If you also want to know about the rituals of Mata Kushmanda, then you can take an online astrology consultation.

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