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Fourth Day of Chaitya Navratri: The Day to Worship Ma Kushmanda

  • Posted on March 25, 2023
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  • By ojashwini shrivastava

Fourth Day of Chaitya Navratri:-

Navratri, one of the most significant Hindu festivals, is celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm across India. During this auspicious nine-day festival, nine forms of the Goddess Durga are worshipped, each symbolizing a specific attribute of the divine feminine. The fourth day of Navratri is dedicated to the worship of Ma Kushmanda, the creator of the universe, and a symbol of cosmic energy and vitality.

Who is Ma Kushmanda?

Ma Kushmanda is believed to reside in the core of the Sun, which is why she is often depicted with a radiant, golden complexion. She is the fourth form of Goddess Durga and is worshipped as the creator of the universe. According to Hindu mythology, Ma Kushmanda created the universe with her divine smile, and her name literally means “the one who created the universe.” She is also known as Adi Shakti, meaning the primal energy or power.

Fourth Day of Chaitya Navratri

Why is Ma Kushmanda worshipped during Navratri?

Ma Kushmanda is worshipped during Navratri for her ability to provide energy and vitality to her devotees. As the creator of the universe, she is believed to possess immense power and is worshipped for her ability to provide light, heat, and energy to the universe. It is said that worshipping Ma Kushmanda during Navratri helps in revitalizing the body, mind, and soul and provides the strength to overcome all obstacles.

How To Worship Ma Kushmanda?

Ma Kushmanda is worshipped with great devotion during Navratri, and her puja is usually performed in the morning. Devotees offer flowers, fruits, and sweets, along with the chanting of mantras and aarti. It also offers special prayers to the Sun, as Ma Kushmanda is believed to reside in the core of the Sun.

Fourth Day of Chaitya Navratri

To invoke the blessings of Ma Kushmanda, devotees can recite the following mantra:

"ॐ देवी कूष्माण्डायै नमः॥"

(Om Devi Kushmandayai Namah)

This mantra is believed to help in invoking the divine energy of Ma Kushmanda and seeking her blessings.


In conclusion, Ma Kushmanda is a significant form of the Goddess Durga, worshipped during Navratri for her ability to provide energy, vitality, and strength to her devotees. Her puja is performed with great devotion and is believed to help revitalize the body, mind, and soul. So, let us invoke the blessings of Ma Kushmanda during Navratri and seek her divine grace to overcome all obstacles in our lives.

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