On Day 4 Of Chaitra Navratri 2023, Worship Maa Kushmanda & Chant Her Mantras To Get Rid Of Health Issues

Maa Kushmanda, Day 4 of Chaitra Navratri 2023 (मां कुष्मांडा, चैत्र नवरात्रि 2023 का चौथा दिन)
  • Navratri 2023 Day: Day 4
  • Form of Durga Maa to worship on this day: Maa Kushmanda
  • Color of clothes to wear: Green 
  • Maa Kushmanda favorite flower: Night’s queen

Day 4 of Navratri is for Maa Kushmanda, the fourth form of Maa Durga. It symbolizes a form of Maa Durga, which is the source of happiness for all. The name of Kushmanda Mata, i.e., Ku means ‘something,’ Ushma means ‘heat,’ and Anda means universe or creation. This is why she is known as the creator of the universe.

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What to know about Devi Kushmanda?

She is Ashtabhuja, as she has eight arms. From them, her seven hands hold a bow, arrow, mace, chakra, lotus, kamandalu, and an urn of nectar (for longevity and good health). However, in the 8th hand, she holds a rosary. She blesses her devotees with Ashtasiddhi (8 types of sources of knowledge) and Navanidhi (9 types of wealth). 

Maa Kushmanda sits on a lion, which represents Dharma. She resides in the center of the Sun and looks after the functioning of the Surya Lok.

People must pray to her with a calm and devoted mind. Since she likes the sacrifice of pumpkin because her name Kushmand means pumpkin in the Sanskrit language, you must offer this. Moreover, devotees can offer Rudraksha beads, saffron cloth, and marigold flowers to seek the blessings of the goddess. Worshiping her removes troubles, sorrows, and obstacles from the life of her devotees. Not only this, but the native also gets the blessings of name, fame, health, and strength.

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Day 4 of Chaitra Navratri 2023: Tithi to worship Devi Kushmanda

On the fourth day of Chaitra Navratri, i.e., Chaitra Shukla Paksha Chaturthi date, natives should pray to Maa Kushmanda. It will be on March 25, 2023, Saturday. 

As per the Hindu religion, it is one of the most auspicious days of Chaitra month to do any sort of work. This is why people choose a time for everything from worship to buying a vehicle. Along with this, by worshiping during the auspicious time, the person gets the blessings of the Durga Maa, and all your wishes will get fulfilled.

Rituals to follow to worship Maa Kushmanda

  • On the fourth day of Chaitra Navratri 2023, you should wake up early and bathe.
  • Then, clean the place of worship properly and start your rituals to worship Mata Kushmanda.
  • To worship the form of Durga Maa, you should offer red colored flowers, hibiscus, or rose flowers to the Durga Maa.
  • In addition to it, you should do vermilion, incense, lamp, naivedya, etc.
  • You can wear green clothes while worshipping the Durga Maa, as it is auspicious.
  • Also, you can offer petha, curd, or halwa to the Durga Maa.
  • You can also offer Malpua to Mata Kushmanda. According to belief, offering Malpua pleases the Durga Maa and bestows her blessings on the devotees.
  • Moreover, worshiping this form of Durga Maa according to the rules and regulations and fasting, etc., destroys all diseases, and the Durga Maa blesses the person with a healthy body.

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Chant these mantras while worshipping Maa Kushmanda

ॐ देवी कूष्माण्डायै नमः॥

Om Devi Kushmandayai Namah॥

The prayer mantra

सुरासम्पूर्ण कलशं रुधिराप्लुतमेव च।

दधाना हस्तपद्माभ्यां कूष्माण्डा शुभदास्तु मे॥

Surasampoorna Kalashan Rudhiraplutmev Cha।

Indadhana Hastapadmabhayan Kushmanda Shubhdastu Me॥

Stuti

या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ कूष्माण्डा रूपेण संस्थिता।

नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥

Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Kushmanda Rupen Sansthita।

Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah॥

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Meditation mantra

वन्दे वाञ्छित कामार्थे चन्द्रार्धकृतशेखराम्।

सिंहरूढ़ा अष्टभुजा कूष्माण्डा यशस्विनीम्॥

भास्वर भानु निभाम् अनाहत स्थिताम् चतुर्थ दुर्गा त्रिनेत्राम्।

कमण्डलु, चाप, बाण, पद्म, सुधाकलश, चक्र, गदा, जपवटीधराम्॥

पटाम्बर परिधानां कमनीयां मृदुहास्या नानालङ्कार भूषिताम्।

मञ्जीर, हार, केयूर, किङ्किणि, रत्नकुण्डल, मण्डिताम्॥

प्रफुल्ल वदनांचारू चिबुकां कान्त कपोलाम् तुगम् कुचाम्।

कोमलाङ्गी स्मेरमुखी श्रीकंटि निम्ननाभि नितम्बनीम्॥

Vande Vanchit Kamarthe Chandrardhakrit Shekharam।

Singhrudha Ashtabhuja Kushmanda Yashswinim॥

Bhaswar Bhanu Nibham Anahat Sthitam IV Durga Trinetram।

Kamandalu, Chap, Baan, Padma, Sudhakalash, Chakra, Gada, Japavatidharam॥

Patambar Paridanam Kamaniyan Mriduhasya Nanalankar Bhushitam।

Manjir, Haar, Keyur, Kinkini, Ratnakundal, Manditam॥

Prafulla Vadanacharu Chibukan Kant Kapolam Tugam Kucham।

Komalangi Smermukhi Shrikanti Nitambanim ॥

Strota

दुर्गतिनाशिनी त्वंहि दरिद्रादि विनाशनीम्।

जयंदा धनदा कूष्माण्डे प्रणमाम्यहम्॥

जगतमाता जगतकत्री जगदाधार रूपणीम्।

चराचरेश्वरी कूष्माण्डे प्रणमाम्यहम्॥

त्रैलोक्यसुन्दरी त्वंहि दुःख शोक निवारिणीम्।

परमानन्दमयी, कूष्माण्डे प्रणमाम्यहम्॥

Durgatinashini Twanhi Daridradi Vinashanim।

Jayanda Dhanada Kushmande Pranamayyham ॥

Jagatmata Jagatkatri Jagdadhar Rupanim।

Charachareshwari Kushmande Pranamayyham ॥

Trailokyasundari tanhi dukh shok nivarinim।

Paramanandamayi, Kushmande Pranamamyaham ॥

Kavach Mantra

हंसरै में शिर पातु कूष्माण्डे भवनाशिनीम्।

हसलकरीं नेत्रेच, हसरौश्च ललाटकम्॥

कौमारी पातु सर्वगात्रे, वाराही उत्तरे तथा,

पूर्वे पातु वैष्णवी इन्द्राणी दक्षिणे मम।

दिग्विदिक्षु सर्वत्रेव कूं बीजम् सर्वदावतु॥

Shir Patu Kushmande Bhavanshinim in Hansrai।

Hasalkarin Netrech, Hasrausch Lalatkam॥

Kumari Patu Sarvagatre, Varahi Uttare Tatha,

Purve Patu Vaishnavi Indrani Dakshine Mam।

Digvidikshu Sarvatraev Kun Beejam Sarvadavatu ॥

Beej Mantra of Maa Kushmanda

ऐं ह्री देव्यै नम:

Aim Hri Devi Namah:

Due to the eight arms of Mata Kushmanda, she is the Ashtabhuja Devi. Along with this, worshipping this form of Durga Maa destroys all diseases. If a person chants this mantra of Maa with full devotion, then Maa is pleased and blesses him with a healthy body.

Tale related to this form of Durga Maa

According to Hindu religious scriptures, Mata Kushmanda means Kumhada, and Kumhada is also known as Kushmanda. Hence, this fourth form of Maa Durga is named Kushmanda. The incarnation of the Durga Maa took place to kill the demons. There it is believed that when this world did not even exist, only darkness was around. Then, Maa Kushmanda was born in the fourth form of the goddess to create this creation. For this reason, Durga Maa has also been called Adiswarupa.

According to mythology, Goddess Kushmanda’s body shines like the Sun. Whoever worships the Durga Maa with a true heart, destroys all diseases and sorrows. Along with this, natives’ devotion increases their strength, age, fame, and health.

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Aarti of Durga Maa

Kushmanda jay jag sukhdaani

Mujh par daya karo maharani

Pingala jwalamukhi nirali 

Shankari maa bholi bhaali 

Bhaakt kayi matwale tere

Bheema parvat par hai dera

Swikaro pranam ye mera

Sabki sunti ho jagdambe

Sukh pahunchti ho maa ambe

Tere darshan ka mai pyasa

Purna kar do meri asha

Maa ke mann mein mamta bhari

Kyu na sunegi araz humari

Tere dar par kiya hai dera

Dur kaaro maa sankat mera

Mere karaj pura kar do

Mere tum bhandare bhar do

Tera daas tujhe hi dhyaye

Bhakt tere dar sheesh jhukaye

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