The story of Ma Kushmanda, which is worshipped on the fourth day of Navratri, reminds me The Big Bang cosmological model.
It is about the “time” when the universe was no more than a void full of darkness. There were no indications of the world anywhere. But then a ray of divine light, spread everywhere, illuminating each and every nook of the void. This sea of light was formless. Suddenly, it started taking a definite size, and finally looked like a Divine Ma Kushmanda. Her name is made up of three distinct words. The first word is “Ku” which means little. The second word is “Ushma” which means warmth or energy. And the third word is “Anda” which means egg. This form of Adishakti produced the “little cosmic egg”, the whole universe, by just flashing little bit of her smile. The universe was then filled with light. It is believed that Kushmanda is the source of all the energy and matter in the universe. But to sustain life the world needed the sun God. So, the Goddess centred herself in between the sun and she became the cause of the energy and light necessary for life.
ॐ देवी कूष्माण्डायै नमः
Om Devi Kushmandayai Namah
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