Mumbai: On the fourth day of the auspicious nine-day festival of Navratri dedicated to Mother Goddess Durga, Kushmanda is worshipped.
This form of Durga is believed to have the power to reside within the sun. Hence, she has the radiance and the glow to sustain and preserve energy.
Mounted on a lioness, Devi Kushmanda is depicted with Ashta Bhuja or eight hands.
Devotees seek her blessings and guidance to head in the right direction. She also blesses her devotees with power and energy.
You may chant this simple Mantra to honour the Goddess:
ॐ देवी कूष्माण्डायै नमः॥
Om Devi Kushmandayay Namah॥
Here’s a stuti dedicated to Goddess Kushmanda
या देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ कूष्माण्डा रूपेण संस्थिता।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥
Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Kushmanda Rupena Samstita।
Namastasyay Namastasyay Namastasyay Namo Namah॥