Maa Kushmanda Puja 2023 Day 4: Vidhi, Shubh Muhurat, Mantra, Arati, and Bhog

Maa Kushmanda Puja holds immense significance in Hindu traditions and is observed with great devotion and enthusiasm. This year, the auspicious occasion falls on Wednesday, October 18. Devotees across the globe are eagerly preparing to honor Maa Kushmanda, the fourth manifestation of Goddess Durga, on this propitious day. In this article, we will delve into the essential aspects of Maa Kushmanda Puja, including the puja vidhi, shubh muhurat, mantras, arati, and the divine bhog offerings.

Significance of Maa Kushmanda Puja

The significance of Maa Kushmanda Puja lies in its celebration of the divine energy and creative power of Goddess Kushmanda, the fourth form of Goddess Durga. Revered as the cosmic source of energy, she is believed to have created the universe with her divine smile, bringing light and life to existence. Observing this puja invokes the blessings of Maa Kushmanda, symbolizing the potential for growth, transformation, and the renewal of life forces. Devotees seek her divine guidance to overcome challenges, find inner strength, and embrace new beginnings, making the Maa Kushmanda Puja a profound occasion of spiritual rejuvenation and empowerment.

Maa Kushmanda Puja Vidhi

Performing Maa Kushmanda Puja with the correct vidhi is essential to receive her blessings and grace. Begin by cleaning and purifying the puja area. Place an idol or image of Maa Kushmanda on a clean platform. Light a lamp using pure ghee and arrange fresh flowers, incense sticks, and a kalash filled with holy water.

  1. Pranam: Start by offering your heartfelt prayers and seeking Maa Kushmanda’s blessings.
  2. Sankalp: Make a firm resolve, stating your purpose and dedication to the puja.
  3. Avahana: Invite Maa Kushmanda to grace your puja with her divine presence.
  4. Asana: Offer a seat to the Goddess, symbolizing her acceptance to your invitation.
  5. Paadya: Offer water to wash the feet of the Goddess, a gesture of hospitality.
  6. Arghya: Present water mixed with fragrant substances for her bath, signifying purification.
  7. Achamana: Offer water for sipping, representing inner and outer purity.
  8. Snaan: Perform a ceremonial bath for the deity, accompanied by mantra recitations.
  9. Vastra: Adorn Maa Kushmanda with clean and beautiful garments.
  10. Pushpa: Offer fragrant flowers while chanting her mantras.
  11. Dhoop: Light incense sticks to invoke positive energies.
  12. Deepa: Illuminate the surroundings with the divine light of a ghee lamp.
  13. Naivedya: Present a variety of bhog items as an offering to the Goddess.
  14. Chandan and Kumkum: Apply sandalwood paste and vermilion, signifying auspiciousness.
  15. Aarti: Perform aarti with a camphor flame, expressing your reverence.
  16. Pradakshina: Circumambulate the idol to show your devotion.
  17. Prarthana: Conclude by seeking blessings, grace, and forgiveness from Maa Kushmanda.

Shubh Muhurat for Maa Kushmanda Puja

The timing of the puja greatly influences its outcome. The shubh muhurat for Maa Kushmanda Puja on Wednesday, October 18, is from [Insert Shubh Muhurat Timing]. It’s recommended to perform the puja during this period to attain the maximum spiritual benefits and blessings of the Goddess.

Mantra for Maa Kushmanda Puja

Chanting the powerful mantra of Maa Kushmanda can intensify your connection with her divine energy. The primary mantra to recite is:

मां कूष्मांडा की स्तुति मंत्र

या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ कूष्माण्डा रूपेण संस्थिता।

नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥

मां कूष्मांडा की प्रार्थना

सुरासम्पूर्ण कलशं रुधिराप्लुतमेव च।

दधाना हस्तपद्माभ्यां कूष्माण्डा शुभदास्तु मे॥

मां कूष्मांडा बीज मंत्र

ऐं ह्री देव्यै नम:

मां ​कूष्मांडा की आरती (Maa Kushmanda Ki Aarti)

कूष्मांडा जय जग सुखदानी।

मुझ पर दया करो महारानी॥

पिगंला ज्वालामुखी निराली।

शाकंबरी मां भोली भाली॥

लाखों नाम निराले तेरे।

भक्त कई मतवाले तेरे॥

भीमा पर्वत पर है डेरा।

स्वीकारो प्रणाम ये मेरा॥

सबकी सुनती हो जगदम्बे।

सुख पहुंचती हो मां अम्बे॥

तेरे दर्शन का मैं प्यासा।

पूर्ण कर दो मेरी आशा॥

मां के मन में ममता भारी।

क्यों ना सुनेगी अरज हमारी॥

तेरे दर पर किया है डेरा।

दूर करो मां संकट मेरा॥

मेरे कारज पूरे कर दो।

मेरे तुम भंडारे भर दो॥

तेरा दास तुझे ही ध्याए।

भक्त तेरे दर शीश झुकाए॥

Arati and Bhog Offering

As you perform the aarti, offer your gratitude and devotion to Maa Kushmanda. After the aarti, present a sumptuous bhog that includes sweets, fruits, and other vegetarian delicacies. The Goddess’s blessings are believed to sanctify the offerings, which can later be distributed as prasad among devotees.


Maa Kushmanda Puja on Wednesday, October 18, presents a golden opportunity to seek the divine blessings of the benevolent Goddess. By following the prescribed vidhi, adhering to the shubh muhurat, chanting her mantras, and offering heartfelt arati and bhog, devotees can partake in a truly transformative spiritual experience. May Maa Kushmanda’s grace bring abundance, prosperity, and harmony into the lives of all her devotees.

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