Maa Kushmanda is the Fourth Form of Goddess Durga
“Maa Kushmanda” Mother Goddess Durga in Hindus play a very special deity,duringNavaratri Goddessdurga is whorship in nine different forms, each form has a unique powers and traits. Together, these nine form of Mother durga are called Navadurga (known as “nine Durgas”).
During the festive of Navdurga Hindus celebrate Durga as Navratri in Maharashtra and Durga Puja in west Bengal and thisnine-night of festival there are many jagrans/jagrata takes place celebrate as Navaratri. Navratriis held in month of September/October, it dependsupon the Hindu lunisolar calendar. Each night of Navaratriis celebrated with full religious enthusiasm and togetherness in the honors of mother goddess’ manifestations. Hindus believe that worshiping Mother Durga with religious fervor lift the divine spirit and fulfill the wish of devotees and filled happiness in life.
Among Navdugra Mother Kushmanda is the fourth form of goddessdurga, and “Kushmanda” means “creator of the universe,” it is believed that mother durgais the one who brought everyone in this universe. Manifestations of Durgaas “Kushmanda” has multiple limbs,either eight or 10.In one hand she holds weapons, a rosary , glitter, and in other hand a holy objects. This weapons were gifted by different gods to utilize at the time of war and protect the universe from the havoc of demon. She hold glitter in another hand, it represents the sparkling light that mother durga brings to the world. Kushmandais seen taking rides on a lion, it symboligze bravery, strength and courage in the face of suffering. Devotees gather together to worship mother Kushmanda to protect them from all evils in one’s life and bring happiness.