Navratri 2022 Day 4: Maa Kushmanda Puja Vidhi, Mantra, Auspicious Time, Color, Significance- All You Need To Know

Maa Kushmanda is the fourth avatar of Goddess Durga, and is credited for creating the entire universe with her smile

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Navratri 2022 Day 4: Maa Kushmanda Puja Vidhi, Mantra, Auspicious Time, Color, Significance- All You Need To Know
Navratri is one of the most auspicious festivals for Hindus and it is celebrated across the entire nation with great pomp. This nine-day festival is observed twice a year, in spring and autumn. On Sharad Navratri, devotees worship the nine incarnations of Goddess Durga, known as Navdurga.

Well, this year on the fourth day of Navratri, devotees worship Maa Kushmanda.

She is the fourth avatar of Goddess Durga, and is credited for creating the entire universe with her smile. Interestingly, her name refers to – Ku meaning little, ushma meaning warmth and anda meaning cosmic egg. She is also known as the ashtabhuja devi as she has eight hands.

Navratri 2022 Day 4 Colour: Yellow

The yellow color on the fourth day of the festival signifies joy and happiness. 

Navratri 2022 Day 4: Date and Muhurat

As per the Drik Panchang, the Chaturthi Tithi will begin from 1:27 AM, September 29, and ends on 12:08 AM, September 30. Brahma Muhutra will begin from 4:37AM and will last till 5:25 AM on September 29. The Abhijit Muhurta will begin from 11:47 AM to 12:35 AM.

Navratri 2022 Day 4: Puja Vidhi

Devotees believe that Maa Kushmanda loves red flowers, hence it is offered to the goddess. Shringaar samagri such as sindoor, kajal, bangles, bindi, toe ring, comb, mirror, anklets are also offered. A special bhog comprising of malpua, halwa and curd is made for Maa Kushmanda.

Navratri 2022 Day 4: Significance

The fourth day of Navratri celebrates Maa Kushmanda is worshipped with red coloured flowers. It is believed that the Maa Kushmanda governs God Sun as she provides energy and direction to him. 

Maa Kushmanda is also believed to live inside the sun as her glow and radiance is as bright and luminous as that of the sun. On the fourth day, devotees offer their puja to Maa Kushmanda to seek her blessings for their family. The goddess bestows good wealth, health and strength to her devotees.

Navratri 2022 Day 4: Maa Kushmanda Mantra, Prarthana and Stotra

1. Om Devi Kushmandayai Namah॥

2. Surasampurna Kalasham Rudhiraplutameva Cha।

Dadhana Hastapadmabhyam Kushmanda Shubhadastu Me॥

3. Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Kushmanda Rupena Samsthita।

Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah॥

4. Durgatinashini Tvamhi Daridradi Vinashanim।

Jayamda Dhanada Kushmande Pranamamyaham॥

Jagatamata Jagatakatri Jagadadhara Rupanim।

Charachareshwari Kushmande Pranamamyaham॥

Trailokyasundari Tvamhi Duhkha Shoka Nivarinim।

Paramanandamayi, Kushmande Pranamamyaham॥

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