Maa Kushmanda 2023: Significance and Saga of Celebration
Maa Kushmanda is one of the nine forms of the divine Goddess Durga. She is associated as a creator of the earth with her divine smile. However, Maa Kushmanda form is celebrated on the fourth day of Navratri. This avatar of Maa Durga is also known as the smiling goddess. Her name signifies her role in the world as the ‘Ku’ word means small. ‘Ushma’ word refers to heat and energy. At the same time, the ‘Anda’ word means egg. Combining these three words derives the actual meaning of her name can be a little cosmic egg as she is the one to create the little cosmic egg called the universe. She, with her angelic smile, generated a universe for us to live in.