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Navarathri Day 4 - Kushmanda

Day four of Navarathri(Chathurthi): Goddess Kushmanda

Navarathri Day 4

Kushmanda = ku(small)+Ushma (Warmth)+Anda(Egg) = small cosmic egg is Kushmanda, the one who created universe with her divine smile and governs Sun God.
Appearance of Goddess Kushmanda:
The body of Kushmanda shines like the glowing Sun. She had eight hands, hence known as Ashta(Eight) + Bhuja(Arms). She holds Kamandal , Lotus, Rosary and Weapons like Bow, Arrow, Discusm Mace. She rides in a lion that represents Dharma. The jar of nectar in her shows that she gives longevity, name, strength and health.
Prayers Offered to Goddess Kushmanda:
Ya devi Sarvabhuteshu Ma Kushmanda Rupen Sansthita |
Namastaseya Namastaseya Namastaseya Namoh Namah ||

The legend of Kushmanda:
Goddess Kushmanda created the whole universe in the shape of an egg called “Anda” with her little divine smile like a flower which bloomed with a bud. The core of Sun is the residence of the goddess. She is the only one who controls the functioning of Suryaloka (Solar System).
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LYRICS:
Angam hare pulaka bhooshanamasrayanthi,
Bhringanga neva mukulabharanam thamalam |
Angikrithakhila vibhuthi rapanga leela,
Mangalyadasthu mama mangala devathaya 
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Mugdha muhurvidhadhadathi vadhane Muraare,
Premathrapaa pranihithani gathagathani 
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Mala dhrishor madhukareeva mahothpaleya,
Sa ne shriyam disathu sagarasambhavaya
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Ameelithaksha madhigamya mudha Mukundam
Anandakandamanimesha mananga thanthram 
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Akekarastiththakani nika pashmanethram,
Bhoothyai bhavermama bhjangashayananganaya 
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Bahwanthare madhujitha shrithakausthubeya,
Haravaleeva nari neela mayi vibhathi
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Kamapradha bhagavatho api kadaksha mala,
Kalyanamaavahathu me kamalaalayaya 
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Kalambudhaa lalithorasi kaita bhare,
Dharaadhare sphurathi yaa thatidanganeva
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Mathu samastha jagatham mahaneeya murthee,
Badrani me disathu bhargava nandanaya 
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Praptham padam prathamatha khalu yat prabhavath,
Mangalyabhaji madhu madhini manamathena
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Mayyapadetha madara meekshanardham,
Mandalasam cha makaralaya kanyakaya
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Viswamarendra padhavibramadhana dhaksham,
Ananda hethu radhikam muravidvishopi
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Eshanna sheedhathu mayi kshanameekshanartham,
Indhivarodara sahodharamidhiraya
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Ishta visishtamathayopi yaya dhayardhra,
Dhrishtya thravishta papadam sulabham labhanthe
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Hrishtim prahrushta kamlodhara deepthirishtam,
Pushtim krishishta mama pushkravishtaraya 
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Dhadyaddhayanupavanopi dravinambhudaraam,
Asminna kinchina vihanga sisou vishanne 
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Dhushkaramagarmmapaneeya chiraya dhooram,
Narayana pranayinee nayanambhuvaha
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Gheerdhevathethi garuda dwaja sundarithi,
Sakambhareethi sasi shekara vallebhethi 
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Srishti sthithi pralaya kelishu samsthitha ya,
Thasyai namas thribhvanai ka guros tharunyai
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Sruthyai namosthu shubha karma phala prasoothyai,
Rathyai namosthu ramaneeya gunarnavayai 
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Shakthyai namosthu satha pathra nikethanayai,
Pushtayi namosthu purushotthama vallabhayai 
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Namosthu naleekha nibhananai,
Namosthu dhugdhogdhadhi janma bhoomayai 
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Namosthu somamrutha sodharayai,
Namosthu narayana vallabhayai 
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Namosthu hemambhuja peetikayai,
Namosthu bhoo mandala nayikayai 
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Namosthu devathi dhaya prayai,
Namosthu Sarngayudha vallabhayai. 
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Namosthu devyai bhrugu nandanayai,
Namosthu vishnorurasi sthithayai 
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Namosthu lakshmyai kamalalayai,
Namosthu dhamodhra vallabhayai 
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Namosthu Kanthyai kamalekshanayai,
Namosthu bhoothyai bhuvanaprasoothyai 
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Namosthu devadhibhir archithayai,
Namosthu nandhathmaja vallabhayai 
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Sampath karaani sakalendriya nandanani,
Samrajya dhana vibhavani saroruhakshi 
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Twad vandanani dhuritha haranodhythani,
Mamev matharanisam kalayanthu manye 
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Yath Kadaksha samupasana vidhi,
Sevakasya sakalartha sapadha 
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Santhanodhi vachananga manasai,
Twaam murari hridayeswareem bhaje 
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Sarasija nilaye saroja hasthe,
Dhavalathamamsuka gandha maya shobhe 
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Bhagavathi hari vallabhe manogne,
Tribhuvana bhoothikari praseeda mahye 
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Dhiggasthibhi kanaka kumbha mukha vasrushta,
Sarvahini vimala charu jalaapluthangim 
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Prathar namami jagathaam janani masesha,
Lokadhinatha grahini mamrithabhi puthreem 
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Kamale Kamalaksha vallabhe twam,
Karuna poora tharingithaira pangai 
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Avalokaya mamakinchananam,
Prathamam pathamakrithrimam dhyaya 
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Sthuvanthi ye sthuthibhirameeranwaham,
Thrayeemayim thribhuvanamatharam ramam 
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Gunadhika guruthara bhagya bhagina,
Bhavanthi the bhuvi budha bhavithasayo 
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