Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, today is the day of worship of Goddess Kushmanda, the fourth form of Mother Durga, in Navratri.
In his message, Mr Modi hoped that Maa Kushmanda brings happiness, prosperity and good luck in everyone's life.
Kushmanda is the fourth form of the mother goddess, and her name means "creator of the universe," for she is the one who brought light to the dark cosmos. Like other manifestations of Durga, Kushmanda has multiple limbs (usually eight or 10), in which she holds weapons, glitter, a rosary, and other holy objects. The glitter is particularly significant because it represents the sparkling light that she brings to the world. Kushmanda rides a lion, symbolizing strength and courage in the face of adversity.