New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: The fourth day of Navratri 2021, is here, and devotees are busy preparing to worship the fourth form of Goddess Durga. On the Chaturthi Tithi of Sharad Navratri, Goddess Kushmanda is worshipped, who is a creator of the universe. As per Hindu mythology, she was born way before the universe came into existence and with her smile, she created the sun, moon and other planets.

Goddess Kushmanda rides on a lion and is depicted with eight hands holding bow, arrow, kamandal, lotus, trident, chakra and other significant items. As per the Hindu belief, those who worship goddess, are blessed with prosperity, good vision freedom from mental afflictions and diseases.

Navratri 2021 Day 4: Date and Shubh Timing

Date: October 10, Sunday

Chaturthi Tithi Begins: 07:48 AM, October 9

Chaturthi Tithi Ends: 04:55 AM, October 10

Navratri 2021 Day 4: Siginificance

The name of Goddess Kushmanda is a combination of three words-- Ku means 'little', Ushma means 'warmth or energy' and Anda means 'egg'. It means the one who created this universe as a 'little cosmic egg'. Devotees who worship her are bestowed with happiness, prosperity and disease-free life.

Navratri 2021 Day 4: Puja Vidhi

- Take a bath and wear clean clothes

- Offer sindoor, bangles, kajal, bindi, comb, mirror, red chunri, etc to Goddess

- As prasad offer malpuas, curd or halwa to Goddess

- Chant mantras and conclude the puja by performing aarti

Navratri 2021 Day 4: Mantras

1. Surasampoornakalasham Rudhiraluptameva Cha Dadhaana Hastapadmabhyam Kushmanda Shubhadastume

2. Om Devi Kushmandayai Namah
Om Devi Kushmandayayi Namah
Suraasampoorna Kalasham Rudhiraaplutamev Cha Dadhaanaa Hastpadmaabhyaam Kushmanda Shubhdaastu Me

3. Maa Kushmanda Prarthna

Surasampurna Kalasham Rudhiraplutameva Cha
Dadhana Hastapadmabhyam Kushmanda Shubhadastu Me

4. Maa Kushmanda Stuti

Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Kushmanda Rupena Samsthita
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah

5. Maa Kushmanda Dhyan

Vande Vanchhita Kamarthe Chandrardhakritashekharam
Simharudha Ashtabhuja Kushmanda Yashasvinim
Bhaswara Bhanu Nibham Anahata Sthitam Chaturtha Durga Trinetram
Kamandalu, Chapa, Bana, Padma, Sudhakalasha, Chakra, Gada, Japawatidharam
Patambara Paridhanam Kamaniyam Mriduhasya Nanalankara Bhushitam
Manjira, Hara, Keyura, Kinkini, Ratnakundala, Manditam
Praphulla Vadanamcharu Chibukam Kanta Kapolam Tugam Kucham
Komalangi Smeramukhi Shrikanti Nimnabhi Nitambanim

6. Maa Kushmanda Stotra

Durgatinashini Tvamhi Daridradi Vinashanim
Jayamda Dhanada Kushmande Pranamamyaham
Jagatamata Jagatakatri Jagadadhara Rupanim
Charachareshwari Kushmande Pranamamyaham
Trailokyasundari Tvamhi Duhkha Shoka Nivarinim Paramanandamayi,
Kushmande Pranamamyaham

7. Maa Kushmanda Kavach

Hamsarai Mein Shira Patu Kushmande Bhavanashinim
Hasalakarim Netrecha, Hasaraushcha Lalatakam
Kaumari Patu Sarvagatre, Varahi Uttare Tatha,
Purve Patu Vaishnavi Indrani Dakshine Mama
Digvidikshu Sarvatreva Kum Bijam Sarvadavatu

Posted By: Niharika Sanjeeiv