4th Day Of Navratri: According to the Panchang, 20 October 2020 is the Chaturthi Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Ashwin month. This is the fourth day of Navratri. Maa Kushmanda is worshipped on the fourth day of Navratri. Let’s know about the worship method and story of Mother Kushmanda Devi.
The festival of Navratri is celebrated for 9 days. Different incarnations of Maa Durga are worshiped every day in Navratri. Worship of Kushmanda Devi is done on the fourth day of Navratri. The fourth day of Navratri is dedicated to Mata Kushmanda.
Mother Kushmanda frees from the troubles
According to mythological beliefs, worshiping mother Kushmanda increases age, fame, strength and health. Worshiping Maa Kushmanda with the law provides desired results. It is believed that mother Kushmanda liberates the world from many sufferings and pitfalls. It is a tradition to worship with red colored flowers on this day, because mother Kushmanda is said to be more beloved of red flowers. After worshiping the mother Kushmanda methodically, Aarti of Durga Chalisa and Mother Durga must be done.
Kushmanda Devi has the eight-arm
Kushmanda Devi is also known as Ashtabhuja. He has eight arms. Mother has a bow and arrow, chakra, mace, nectar kalash, lotus and kamandal in her hands. At the same time, there is also a garland of chanting with siddhis and funds in the hands of the mother in another hand. She rides on Lion.
Story of Maa Kushmanda
According to the legend, Mother Kushmanda means Kumhara. Maa Durga incarnated Kushmanda to free the world from the tyranny of Asuras. It is believed that Goddess Kushmanda created the entire universe. There is also a tradition of sacrificing a litter during worship. There is a belief behind this, by doing this, the mother is pleased and worship is successful.
Worship of Mother Kushmanda
After bathing in the morning on the fourth day of Navaratri, duly performing the mother Kushmanda form gives special fruit. During the puja, the mother can also use red flowers, jaggery or rose flowers, after this, offer vermilion, incense, odour, intact etc. Offer the sacrificial white potter to the mother. After offering the potter, offer yoghurt and pudding to the mother and distribute it in the prasad.
Mantra to please mother Kushmand
ॐ देवी कूष्माण्डायै नम:॥
कूष्मांडा ऐं ह्री देव्यै नम:
kooshmaanda ain hree devyai nam:
सुरासम्पूर्ण कलशं रुधिराप्लुतमेव च।
दधाना हस्तपद्माभ्यां कूष्माण्डा शुभदास्तु मे॥
suraasampoorn kalashan rudhiraaplutamev ch.
dadhaana hastapadmaabhyaan kooshmaanda shubhadaastu me
या देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ कूष्माण्डा रूपेण संस्थिता।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नम:॥
ya devee sarvabhooteshu maan kooshmaanda roopen sansthita.
namastasyai namastasyai namastasyai namo nam: