New Delhi: The Chaitra Navratri festival began this twelvemonth connected April 13 and volition past till Ram Navami connected April 21 respectively. The 9-day agelong festivity sees devotees immersed successful Devi bhakti and during this clip period, antithetic forms of Maa Durga are worshipped.
On the 4th time of Navratri, Maa Kushmanda is prayed to. It is believed that she blesses her devotees with improved health, wealthiness and strength. Ku stands for 'little', Ushma means 'energy oregon warmth', Anda stands for 'cosmic egg' - Maa Kushmanda is Lord Shiva's consort.
It is besides believed that this signifier of Durga has the powerfulness and vigor to reside wrong the sun. Therefore, she has the radiance and glow to prolong and sphere energy.
The goddess has 8 hands and is besides known arsenic Ashtabhuja Devi. Through her Jap Mala (rosary), the goddess bestows siddhis to her devotees.
Her powerfulness is immense and it is believed that she lone created the beingness conscionable with a smile. Besides, respective legends accidental that she is fond of Bali of achromatic pumpkin which is known arsenic Kushmand. Because she created the beingness (Brahmanda) and she likes Kushmand, the goddess is popularly known arsenic Maa Kushmanda.
She is mounted connected a tiger and carries Lotus, Chakra, Kamandalu, Bow, Arrow, Gadha, Rosary, Jar of beatified Elixir and humor arsenic her weapons.
CHANT MAA KUSHMANDA'S MANTRAS:
ॐ देवी कूष्माण्डायै नमः॥
Om Devi Kushmandayay Namah
सुरासम्पूर्णकलशं रुधिराप्लुतमेव च।
दधाना हस्तपद्माभ्यां कूष्माण्डा शुभदास्तु मे॥
MAA KUSHMANDA STUTI:
या देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ कूष्माण्डा रूपेण संस्थिता।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥
Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Kushmanda Rupena Samstita
Namastasyay Namastasyay Namastasyay Namo Namah
She blesses her devotees with energy, powerfulness and guides them to instrumentality the close direction.
Navratri takes spot 4 times successful a twelvemonth - Chaitra (spring), Shardiya Navratri (autumn), Ashada and Magha Gupt Navratri. But retired of these lone the archetypal 2 are wide celebrated.
Here's wishing everyone a precise Happy Navratri!