Maa Kushmanda is worshipped during the Navaratri festival. The word “Kushmanda” is derived from three words: “Ku” means a little, “Ushma” means warmth or energy, and “Anda” means an egg. Thus, Kushmanda is believed to be the creator of the universe, as She is said to have created the “cosmic egg” with Her smile, from which the universe emerged.
Maa Kushmanda is depicted as having eight arms, holding weapons and symbols, and riding on a lion or tiger. She is associated with the color orange and is believed to radiate energy and light.
In Hindu mythology, Maa Kushmanda is considered to be the source of all energy and the giver of life. She is believed to bring happiness, health, and prosperity to Her devotees. Worshipping Her is said to bring courage and strength, as well as to remove obstacles and negative energies.
Maa Kushmanda is also associated with the Manipura chakra, the third chakra in the human body, which represents personal power, confidence, and self-esteem. Worshipping Her is said to activate this chakra and bring balance and harmony to one’s life.
Maa Kushmanda is an important aspect of Sanatana tradition and is worshipped as the creator of the universe and the source of all energy, radiating warmth and light to bring happiness, health, and prosperity to Her devotees.