Goddess Durga spreads her blessings on her devotees by taking the roop (avatar) of nine different goddesses. Thus, the nine days of Navratri are pure and peaceful. It is the time when the whole atmosphere blazes with positivity and peace. While each day has a different significance according to the Goddess who is being worshipped on that day. Now, that this is the fourth day of Navratri, Goddess Kushmanda is worshipped this day. She is believed to be the creator of the universe. It is believed that worshipping Goddess Kushmandal on the fourth day, helps the devotees to get rid of the darkness. She blazes the entire universe with her light and guidance. (Also read: Navratri Special: Significance of Worshiping Goddess Chandraghanta)
What is the process of offering prayer during Navratri fast?
The devotees worship the Goddess Kushmanda with a pure heart. After watering the Kalash with water, the mantras are chanted. All the major Gods and Goddesses are being remembered and worshipped before taking the name of Goddess Kushmanda. Goddess Durga’s name is enchanted while worshipping Goddess Kushmanda. Goddess Kushmanda likes red colour flowers. Thus, it is great to offer her those while praying. It is believed that there was darkness all around the universe and then Goddess Kushmanda smiled, and the whole universe was enlightened with light and colours. Besides this, even God Sun is governed by powerful Goddess Kushmanda.
By chanting this pious mantra one can worship Goddess Chandraghanta
Surāsampūrṇakalaśaṁ rudhirāplutamēva cha |
Dadhānā hastapadmābhyāṁ kūṣmāṇḍā śubhadāstu mē || (Also read: Navratri Special: Why should one eat Sabudana during Navratri fasts)
What is the significance of the fourth day of Navratri fast?
Kushmanda as the name suggests stands for Ku means little, Usma means warmth and Anda mean universe. In other words, she is the creator of the Universe. She is the fourth form of Goddess Durga. Goddess Kushmanda helps her devotees by eliminating all the negatives and enemies from their life. She is an epitome of freshness and life. Goddess Kushmanda helps to eradicate the darkness from the life of her devotees and shows them the right path. Hence, she is the guide of her followers.
What do we learn by worshipping Goddess Kushmanda?
Goddess Kushmanda helps to overcome the sorrows of the life and stay blissful. She is a wish granter and fulfils the dreams of her devotees. Whosoever worship Goddess Kushmanda gets immense love and warmth in life. The devotee never loses the righteous path. Goddess Kushmanda suggests that nothing is impossible in this world. We have to work hard and follow the right path to achieve the targets. She acts as a guiding light in the life of her devotees. Like a mother who has given birth to her children, Goddess Kushmanda helps to enlighten the tough path of her children and bless them with light and love. She also helps her devotees by bringing harmony in their life. (Also read: Navratri Special: Amazing lunch options while you are fasting)