The fourth day of Navratri i.e. Chaturthi Tithi is dedicated to Goddess Kushmanda, the fourth form of Navdurga. According to Panchang, the Chaturthi Tithi and Tritiya Tithi fall on the same date that is October 9 as it will conclude before the sunrise on October 10. Goddess Kushmanda is believed to be the creator of this universe. This form of Goddess Durga is believed to reside in the centre of the Sun to balance the amount of energy and light liberated to the universe.
The Kushmanda symbolises light and energy. She is represented with eight hands, holding Kamandal, Dhanush, Bada and Kamal in the right and Amrit Kalash, Jap Mala, Gada and Chakra in the left. She is also known as Ashtabhuja Devi because of this.
Navratri 2021: Maa Kushmanda Puja Date and Time
The Chaturthi Tithi of Navratri will prevail between 07:48 AM, October 9 to 04:55 AM, October 10. Maa Chandraghanta Puja can be performed during the Abhijit Muhurat prevailing from 11:45 AM to 12:31 PM or Amrit Kalam from 08:48 AM to 10:15 AM.