Maa Kushmanda is a Hindu deity who's heavenly smile is said to have created the world. she is the fourth manifestation of the Hindu goddess Durga.

 Her name denotes her primary fucntion: Ku denotrs ''a bit'', ushma denotes ''warmth'' or ''energy'', and Anda denotes ''cosmic egg''.

On the fourth day of Navratri, Maa Kushmanda is worshipped. This day is associated with passion, rage, and good fortune.

Kushmanda Sarovar Triveni Dham, also known as the Triveni Sangam in hetauda, is Mother Kushmanda's secret location where three different rivers meet there is a pond with a statue of the Goddess.

It is believed that fasting on this Navratri day will cure all pains and diseases. The color orange is associated with the fourth day of Navratri.

Devotees present the goddess with Kuttu ke atte ke malpua in the form of bhog.

Maa Kushamanda has eight arms and rides a tiger. She is typically shown holiding a bow and a arrow, a lotus, a mace, a pot of nectar, a rosary, a disc, and a Kamandalu.

Ghatampur in Kanpur Nagar district has one of the most famous temples of Kushmanda and one of its own kind in the country.

Maa Kushmanda's Mantra

या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु मां कूष्‍मांडा रूपेण संस्थिता।नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नम:।।


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