Vasant Navratri Day 4: Blessings from Maa Kushmanda
By: Future Point | 04-Apr-2016Views : 1889
The fourth day of Vasant or Chaitra Navratri is associated with worshipping Maa Kushmanda.
Who is Maa Kushmanda?
Maa Kushmanda is an 'Avataar' or incarnation of 'Adi Shakti' (The Supreme Primordial Goddess) who is the Creator of this Cosmos and is known as 'The Smiling Goddess'. It must be noted that this form among the nine forms of Goddess Durga (Nav Durga) symbolizes happy manifestation and happiness.
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It is said that when there was no existence and darkness everywhere, Maa Kushmanda created the cosmos or the existence with Her smile! She is the very source of light in this universe and resides in the core of the Sun, providing vital energy to all beings in the existence and directing the Sun in that process. She therefore governs the Sun.
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Maa Kushmanda after creating the cosmos also created the Three Supreme Goddesses, namely-
- Maha Kali
- Maha Lakshmi
- Maha Saraswati
Goddess Maha Kali was created from the left eye, Goddess Maha Lakshmi was created from the centre eye and Goddess Maha Saraswati was created from the right eye of Maa Kushmanda. From these three forms of Goddess thereafter; Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Saraswati, Lakshmi and Shakti were created.
Brahma & Saraswati took the task of ' Expanding the Creation' by creating other living beings and their habitats. Vishnu & Lakshmi took the task of 'Preserving the Creation' Shiva & Shakti took the task of 'Ending the Creation' when a cycle gets complete. Maa Kushmanda is known as the first being of the entire cosmos and very source of creation of the existence.
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Depiction of Maa Kushmanda
Maa Kushmanda is depicted as seated on a Lion and has eight hands which is why She is also called 'Ashtabhuji' (One with eight hands). She has a Kamandal (Sacred Pot used in spiritual processes), Dhanush (Bow), Baan (Arrow) and Kamal (Lotus flower) in Her right hands. While in Her left hands; She has Amrit Kalash (Pot of Nectar), Jap Mala (Rosary), Gada (Mace) and Chakra (divine discus).
Significance of Maa Kushmanda Worship
A devotee who worships Maa Kushmanda becomes free of all fears. She bestows abundance in the lives of Her devotees when it comes to wealth and prosperity. She wards off all negative energies creating hurdles in the life if Her devotees. Her blessings bring success in all endeavours of life.
For married people, Her wholehearted worship yields miraculous results and brings bliss & harmony in their marital domains. Maa Kushmanda blesses Her devotees with a sound health and Her blessings ward off all ailments that the devotees were suffering from.
She bestows peace of mind and induces a state of genuine joy in the life of Her devotees. One gets rid of all enemies by the grace of this benevolent form of Goddess Durga and moves ahead on the path of prosperity!
How to please Maa Kushmanda?
In order to please Maa Kushmanda, one should perform the Dash Mahavidya Puja. Dash Mahavidya Puja is the worship of the 10 forms of Goddess Parvati which are known as Dash Mahavidya that She revealed to Her husband- Lord Shiva.
These are the 10 Great forms of Cosmic Power & Knowledge possessed by Goddess Parvati who in turn is another representation of 'Adi Shakti' just like Maa Kushmanda.
The Dash Mahavidyas are:
3. Tripurasundari or Shodashi
10. Kamalatmika or Kamala
This puja brings the blessings of all forms of Mother Almighty in the life of a person making life as the very manifestation of success, joy & prosperity. It protects from all malefic energies that could cause harm to a person and also enhances a positive aura of protection around the person.
Dash Mahavidya Puja brings abundance in wealth and bestows good health both physical as well as mental, upon a devotee. This puja brings clarity in thinking and enhances a person's abilities to excel in every sphere of life.
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The Dash Mahavidya Puja is performed in strict accordance with all Vedic and Devi Puja rules & rituals.
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