‘Kushmanda Aarti’ is the Aarti dedicated to Maa Kushmanda Devi, the Fourth among Navadurga Mata, nine aspects of Goddess Durga worshipped in Navratri Durga Puja. It is popularly recited on fourth day of Navratri.
In Chaitra Navratri, Kushmanda Puja date was March 21. In 2018, Kushmanda Puja date in Durga Navaratra festival is October 13.
Mother Goddess Kushmanda has a glowing face and her body shines in golden complexion. Kushmanda has eight arms, hence also named as Ashtabhuji.
In her four arms, she carries weapons like bow, arrow, discus and mace. In other three hands, she holds a lotus, a rosary and a kamandal. In remaining hand, she carries a jar of nectar which gives health and long life to her devotees.
Vehicle of Goddess Kushmanda is a lion. Rosery represents her power to bless her devotees with Ashtasiddhi (8 types of studies or wisdom sources) and Navanidhi (9 types of wealth).
Kushmanda Aarti is in the lines of the popular Aarti song ‘OM JAI JAGDEESH HARE’..