Goddess Kushmanda is the fourth form of the NavDurga is worshipped on the fourth day of Navratri. Ku means little, Ushma means energy and Anda means cosmic egg. Here the whole universe is represented as a cosmic egg and the Devi is believed to end the darkness with her divine smile.
About Maa Kushmanda
Goddess Parvati is believed to stay and reside in the center of the sun and liberate energy to the universe and hence took the avatar of Goddess Kushmanda. It is said that she is as radiant as the sun and possesses healing powers. She can be seen riding a lioness and has eight hands. She has Kamandal, Dhanush, Bada and Kamal in the right hands and AmritKalash, Jap Mala, Gada and Chakra in the left hands in that order.
This puja is performed on the 4th day of Navratri (Chaturthi tithi). On chaitra Navratri, Goddess Kushmanda puja falls on Tuesday 9th April 2019. As per vidhi-vidhan, only a few steps are taken on the devotional path of the devotee, the devotee becomes a subtle experience of his grace. This sad condition becomes pleasant and easy for the devotee. Mother's worship is the most accessible and straightforward way for human beings to fly freely from the Bhavsagar. On this day as far as possible, the braggart married woman should be worshiped. After feeding yogurt, halva in the food, fruits should be presented after the dry fruits and dried fruits and good luck to the lady. By which mother is happy And gives the desired results to its devotees.
Must read: Navratri mantras for all nine days
Om Devi Kushmandayai Namah,
Surasampurna Kalasham Rudhiraplutameva Cha,
Dadhana Hastapadmabhyam Kushmanda Shubhadastu Me.
Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Kushmanda Rupena Samsthita,
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah.
Vande Vanchhita Kamarthe Chandrardhakritashekharam,
Simharudha Ashtabhuja Kushmanda Yashasvinim.
Bhaswara Bhanu Nibham Anahata Sthitam Chaturtha Durga Trinetram,
Kamandalu, Chapa, Bana, Padma, Sudhakalasha, Chakra, Gada, Japawatidharam.
Patambara Paridhanam Kamaniyam Mriduhasya Nanalankara Bhushitam,
Manjira, Hara, Keyura, Kinkini, Ratnakundala, Manditam.
Praphulla Vadanamcharu Chibukam Kanta Kapolam Tugam Kucham,
Komalangi Smeramukhi Shrikanti Nimnabhi Nitambanim.
Durgatinashini Tvamhi Daridradi Vinashanim,
Jayamda Dhanada Kushmande Pranamamyaham.
Jagatamata Jagatakatri Jagadadhara Rupanim,
Charachareshwari Kushmande Pranamamyaham.
Trailokyasundari Tvamhi Duhkha Shoka Nivarinim,
Paramanandamayi, Kushmande Pranamamyaham.
Hamsarai Mein Shira Patu Kushmande Bhavanashinim,
Hasalakarim Netrecha, Hasaraushcha Lalatakam.
Kaumari Patu Sarvagatre, Varahi Uttare Tatha,
Purve Patu VaishnaviIndrani Dakshine Mama.
Digvidikshu Sarvatreva Kum Bijam Sarvadavatu.