Saturday, October 20, 2012
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF NAVRATRI- PART TWO
On the fourth day Mata Durga is worshipped as her Maa Kushmanda Swarup. She is depicted as seated on a lion, and possesses eight arms. She resides in solar systems and represents all knowledge. Seven types of weapons are shown in seven hands and prayer beads €in her right hand. She likes the offerings of “Kumhde.” Therefore her name “Kushmanda” has become famous.
She is also known as ‘Krishnamanda’ and is believed to have created the universe, so she is called as Adi Swarup. She is also called ‘Astbhuja’. Worship of Maa Kushmanda brings light into darkness and ignorance, gives true knowledge, and destroys ego, disease, sorrow, depression, ignorance.
“Kumbh Bhand” means to see cosmic vivacity in Pindi shape or knowledge of cosmic intricacies in human race. The abode of Mata Kushmanda is in Bhimaparvat.