Navratri 2023 Day 4: Maa Kushmanda Puja Rituals, Shubh Muhurt, Mantra

Navratri 2023 Day 4: Fourth day of Navratri Puja is dedicated to the Goddess Kushmanda. Maa Kushmanda, the fourth form of the Hindu goddess Durga, is revered and worshipped during the auspicious festival of Navratri.

Her name “Kushmanda” is derived from three words: ‘Ku’ means little, ‘Ushma’ translates to energy or warmth, and ‘Anda’ means cosmic egg. Together, it signifies her role as the creator of the universe, the cosmic egg from which all creation emerged.

According to Hindu mythology, Maa Kushmanda is believed to reside in the core of the Sun, radiating immense energy and power. It is said that her divine smile fills the universe with light and warmth, bringing joy and positive energy to all.

Devotees pray to her for strength, health, and protection from darkness.

Maa Kushmanda is depicted with eight arms, each holding a divine weapon or symbol. She is often shown riding a lion, symbolizing bravery and power. Her radiant and smiling face signifies her benevolence and ability to bring light into darkness.

Navratri 2023 Day 4: Maa Kushmanda Puja Shubh Muhurt

The fourth day of Navratri will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 18th. According to the Drik Panchang, the Chaturthi Tithi will start at 01:26 AM on October 18th and end at 01:12 AM on October 19th.

Navratri 2023 Day 4: Maa Kushmanda Puja Rituals

To invoke Maa Kushmanda’s blessings, rituals and customs are followed with great devotion. Devotees observe fasts and offer prayers to the goddess. They create a sacred space adorned with flowers, incense, and other auspicious items to perform rituals. 

Maa Kushmanda Mantra

“ॐ देवी कूष्माण्डायै नमः” (Om Devi Kushmandayai Namah)

This mantra is chanted to invoke Maa Kushmanda’s divine energy and seek her blessings. Reciting this mantra with utmost devotion is believed to bring auspiciousness and positive vibrations.

Maa Kushmanda is known as the bestower of health, wealth, and happiness. 

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