Kushmanda Navdurga is the fourth aspect of Navadurga Goddesses worshipped during Durga Navratri pooja. In 2016, Maa Kushmanda pooja date is October 4 in Sharad Navratri and on April 11 in Vasant Navratri.
Spiritual importance of Maa Kushmanda:
Kushmanda Devi is worshipped on the fourth day of Navratra pooja. On this day, Yogis or other dedicated devotees keep their mind in Anahata Chakra. Kushmanda represents Anahata Chakra in spiritual practice. Kushmanda pooja during Durga Navratri increases ones health and strength.
Dhyana Mantra of Goddess Kushmanda:
Suraa sampoorna kalasham rudhiraplu thwamevacha
Dadhanaa hasthapadmabhyam Kushmanda shubhadaasthu may
The above is the Mantram or stotram dedicated to Goddess Kushmanda. Chanting of this sloka on fourth day (Kushmanda puja day) during Durga Navratri gives tremendous pleasure to devotees.