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Navratri Day 4: Kushmanda Puja on Vinayak Chaturthi
Navratri Day 4: Kushmanda Puja on Vinayak Chaturthi

Navratri is known for Navadurga Puja celebrations with Garba dance and enactment of the story of Durga Devi in which her remarkable triumph over evil is performed.

This Brisk Post gives info regarding Navratri day 4 and the goddess of the fourth day of Navratri, Kushmanda. The whole festival of Navratri ends after 9 nights where each night and day is dedicated to one form of Durga.

Overview
Also Known As
Durga Puja Day 4, Navdurga Puja Day 4
Also Spelled As
Kushmanda Puja
Significance
Restoration of Morals and Dharma
Event Type
Religious
Observed By
Hindu(s)
Observations
Kushmanda Puja, Durga Puja
Goddess of the Day 3 of Navratri
Devi Durga, Kushmanda (Durga Incarnation)
Celebrations
Garba Dance (Garbha)
Holiday
No
Panchang Day and Date
Shukla Chaturthi of Ashwin, Chaitra, Ashadha, and Magha months of Hindi Calendar (The fourth day of Navratri)
Date
-
Event in Various Years
-
occurrence/ Frequency
4 Times in a Year
Other Correlated Events
Vinayak Chaturthi, Dushehra (Vijaya Dashami)

Contents:

About Navratri Day 4

When Navratri Day 4 Falls?

It is observed four times in a year on Shukla Chaturthi day:

  • On Ashwin Shukla Chaturthi during Sharadiya Navratri (Maha Navratri)
  • On Chaitra Shukla Chaturthi during Vasant Navratri
  • On Ashadha Shukla Chaturthi during Gayatri Navratri
  • On Magha Shukla Chaturthi during Magha Navratri

Color of the Day

Green; it indicates the vegetation on earth.

Kushmanda Puja on Chaturthi (Navratri Durga Puja on Day 4)

People worship Kushmanda this day, which is a form of Durga. So people address this day as Durga Puja Day 4 too.

Kushmanda Puja Vidhi

Worship Rituals

Significance of Kushmanda Puja

Goddess Kushmanda is believed to be the embodiment of vegetation on earth and worshipped considering that she is the one who provides the vegetation to everyone. She is also revered believing her to be the creative power of the entire universe.

The devotees believe that the Sun God is governed by Goddess Kushmanda and has the luminous radiance and glow like Sun. She is believed to be the one who provides both energy and direction to the Sun.

The followers hold faith that the Japa Mala (garland) in the hands of Goddess Kushmanda incorporates the powers of Siddhi and Niddhi to bless the worshippers.

Vinayak Chaturthi

About Goddess Kushmanda

Devnagari Name: Kushmanda

Origin

After the emergence of Hindu Goddess Parvati as Siddhidatri, she started residing in the center of Sun and became known as Kushmanda. She commenced living in Sun, so that the energy can be liberated throughout the universe.

Nomenclature

The name of Kushmanda Devi is made of three words- “Ku”, “Ushma”, and “Anda”. Here meaning of Ku is “a little”; the Hindi word Ushma means “warmth” and Anda stands for “cosmic egg”.

Thus her connection with Brahmanda (universe) signifies her name.

Ashtabhuja Devi

As Devi Kushmanda possesses eight hands, she is famous as “Ashtabhuja Devi” as well.

Depiction of Kushmanda

Kushmanda goddess is depicted with eight arms on her vehicle, lioness. Her four left hands hold Dhanush (bow), Bada, Kamandal, and Kamal (Lotus). In her four right hands, she carries Chakra, Gada, Amrit Kalash (Nectar-pot with fluid that can make one immortal), and Japa Mala (Garland).

Favorite Flower

Goddess Kushmanda likes the red colored flowers.

Other Likings

Alike red flowers, the goddess also likes white pumpkin’s Bali that is known as “Kushmanda”.

Varad Vinayak Chauth


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