Last Updated: September 29, 2022, 07:11 IST
SHARDIYA NAVRATRI 2022: The Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day of the auspicious 9-day Navratri festival is dedicated to Goddess Kushmanda, the fourth form of the nine incarnations of Goddess Durga worshipped during this period. After taking the form of Siddhidatri, Goddess Parvati resided in the center of the Sun to balance the energy and light. According to Hindu scriptures, Goddess Kushmanda is the creator of the Brahmand or the Universe and she is the source of energy.
Goddess Kushmanda is known as Ashtabhuja as she has eight hands. She is known as the goddess who blesses her devotees with wealth, prosperity and health.
Watch Maa Kushmanda Video Tweeted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi Earlier:
Maa Kushmanda Puja: Date and Time
The Chaturthi Tithi of Navratri will begin at 1:27 AM, September 29, and end on 12:08 AM, September 30.
Day 4 Colour: Yellow
The colour of the day yellow signifies joy and happiness.
Maa Kushmanda Puja Vidhi
- The devotees of Devi Kushmanda wear clean clothes after bathing.
- The Goddess is then offered shringaar samagri like sindoor, kajal, bangles, bindi, toe ring, comb, mirror, anklets, perfume, earrings, nose pin, necklace, red chunri etc.
- She is worshipped with red flowers and many devotees also offer Wax Gourd or Petha as a symbolic sacrifice.
Maa Kushmanda Mantra
“Om Aim Hreen Kleem Kushmandayee Namah”.
Bhog to offer to Maa Kushmanda
Malpuas, Halwa and curd, are offered to Maa Kushmanda as prasad.