Monday, April 1, 2019

Mata Kushmanda Avatar of Goddess Durga


Maa Kushmanda, the fourth Avatar of Goddess Durga, is worhipped on the 4th day of Navratri. Her name signals her main role: Ku means "a little", Ushma means "warmth" or "energy" and Anda means "cosmic egg" and she is considered the creator of the universe. As per 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, at the time when there was eternal darkness all around. This Swarup of Maa Durga is the source of all.

It is stated that She created the whole universe, which is called Brahmanda  in Sanskrit, by just flashing little bit of her smile.

It is also said that in Sanskrit “KUSHMANDA” means pumpkin – MAA KUSHMANDA likes the sacrifice of pumpkin. The Goddess Durga is very happy in this manifestation. Legends says that LORD VISHNU was able to start the creation of universe when Goddess Kushmandu created the whole universe in the shape of an egg called “Anda “ with her smile like a flower which bloomed with a bud. It is believed that when the universe did not exist there was complete darkness everywhere. So she is the one who eliminated the darkness with her divine smile.

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. Goddess Kushmanda has eight hands and because of that She is also known as Ashtabhuja Devi.

According to DURGA SAPTSHALE ,Goddess Kushmanda created the universe. She is the only one who controls the functioning of the Solar System ( Suryamandal). She is the one who existed when there was nothing but darkness. Then she smiled & universe was created illuminated with light. The core of the Sun( SURYALOK) is believed to be her residence. She is the one who provide the energy to the sun to shine & emit light to the universe. All direction gets illuminated by her divine smile including sun itself. Since, she created the universe she is also called Adiswroop . Her beauty is boundless. She has radiant face & golden body complexion. Grace & dignity of Maa Kushmanda is truly incredible. She bestows brightness, clarity, profound peace to her adorers. Her gleam is eternal.

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 hurdles and troubles from your life and enables you to get rid of all sorts sorrows in life. Maa brings light into darkness and establishes harmony in your life. She is a form of “Adi Shakti “worshipping Maa Kushmanda the worshipper enters in Anhat Chakra. It is advised that one should perform pooja of this alimighty only after absolute purification of heart & soul. Impure heart can make this goddess infuriate. Grace of this Goddess finishes all type of physical and mental disorder. By spiritually worshipping her, the worshipper can become free from afflictions. Her grace endows divine spark to adorer. Worshipping her in a simple process the worshipper can feel the existence of this great almighty. Maa Kushmanda is true symbolism of divine spark. With blessings of Maa Kushmanda devotee can achieve name, fame & other comfort of life.

The prayer begins by chanting Mantra of Devi –

Surāsampūrṇakalaśaṁ rudhirāplutamēva cha |

Dadhānā hastapadmābhyāṁ kūṣmāṇḍā śubhadāstu mē ||

May Maa Kushmanda bless us all.
Since she created the universe, she is called Adiswarup and Adishakti.After taking form of Siddhidatri, Goddess Parvati started living inside the center of the Sun so that He can liberate energy to the universe. Since then Goddess is known as Kushmanda. Kushmanda is the Goddess who has the power and capability to live inside the Sun. The glow and radiance of her body is as luminous as that of the Sun.

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