Day 4 Navratri : Glory of Maa Kushmanda
4th day of Navratri is devoted to Maa Kushmanda, the fourth Avatar of Goddess Durga. Her name means 'the cosmic egg' and she is considered the creator of the universe. As the Hindu mythology, Lord Vishnu was able to start creating the universe when Maa Kushmanda smiled like a flower which blossomed with a bud. She created the world from nothing. This Swarup of Maa Durga is the source of all. Since she created the universe, she is called Adiswarup and Adishakti.
She has eights hands in which she holds Kamandul, bow, arrow, a jar of nectar (Amrit), discus, mace and a lotus, and in one hand she holds a rosary which blesses her devotees with the Ashtasiddhis and Navniddhis. She is also known as Ashtabhuja. She has a radiant face and golden body complexion. Maa resides in the core of the Sun and thus controls the Surya Lok. Maa Kushmanda represents Anahata Chakra in spiritual practice.
The divine blessings of Maa Kushmanda helps you improve your health and wealth. She removes all the obstacles and troubles from your life and enables you to get rid of all sorts of sorrows in life. Maa brings light into darkness and establishes harmony in your life.
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