Story of Kushumanda , smile of universe - Navaratri special

Long ago, before the creation of the world, there was only darkness and emptiness. Nothing existed, not even the gods or the demons. There was no sound, no light, no life. Only a silent void.

In this void, there was a spark of consciousness, a ray of hope. It was Adi Parashakti, the supreme goddess, the source of all energy. She wanted to create something out of nothing, to fill the void with her presence. She smiled, and from her smile emerged a radiant form. It was Kushmanda, the first manifestation of Adi Parashakti.

Kushmanda looked around and saw nothing but darkness. She felt lonely and sad. She wanted to create more forms, more beings, more worlds. She smiled again, and from her smile came forth a cosmic egg. It was bright and warm, and contained the seeds of creation. Kushmanda named it Brahmaanda, meaning “the egg of Brahma”.

Kushmanda then split the egg into two halves. From one half, she created the heavens and the earth. From the other half, she created Brahma, the creator god. She gave him the power to create more worlds and beings within the egg. She also created Vishnu, the preserver god, and Shiva, the destroyer god. She assigned them the roles of maintaining and transforming the creation.

Kushmanda then took her place in the center of the sun, giving it energy and light. She became Surya Swaroopini, the embodiment of the sun. She watched over her creation with love and joy. She also blessed Brahma with four heads, so that he could see in all directions and create more efficiently.

Brahma then created many worlds and beings within the egg. He created the gods, the demons, the humans, the animals, the plants and many other creatures. He also created Saraswati, his consort and the goddess of knowledge. He gave her a veena (a musical instrument) to play and create music.

However, Brahma was not satisfied with his creation. He wanted to create something more beautiful and perfect than anything else. He looked at Kushmanda’s smile and felt inspired. He decided to create a replica of her smile in his own image. He took some clay from the earth and molded it into a female form. He then breathed life into it and named it Gayatri.

Story of Kushumanda , smile of universe - Navaratri special


Gayatri was indeed very beautiful and radiant. She had a smile that matched Kushmanda’s smile. Brahma was very proud of his creation and fell in love with her. He wanted to marry her and make her his second consort.

However, this angered Saraswati, who felt jealous and betrayed by Brahma’s act. She cursed him that he would never be worshiped by anyone except Gayatri. She also cursed Gayatri that she would never be happy with Brahma.

Kushmanda saw this and felt sorry for Brahma and Gayatri. She decided to intervene and resolve their conflict. She appeared before them and spoke to them with kindness and wisdom.

She told Brahma that he had committed a mistake by creating Gayatri without her consent or permission. She said that he had violated her free will and dignity by making her a replica of himself. She said that he had also hurt Saraswati by neglecting her feelings and rights.

She told Gayatri that she had been created for a higher purpose than being Brahma’s consort. She said that she had been given a divine smile that could create wonders in the world. She said that she had also been given a choice to use her smile for good or evil.

She then told them both that they had to face the consequences of their actions and learn from their mistakes. She said that they had to respect each other’s individuality and autonomy. She said that they had to work together for the welfare of their creation.

She then blessed them both with her grace and compassion. She transformed Gayatri into Savitri, meaning “the one who inspires”. She gave her the power to inspire people with her smile and words. She also gave her a mantra to chant:

ॐ भूर्भुवः स्वः तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात्॥ Om Bhur Bhuvah Svah Tat Savitur Varenyam Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayat॥

Meaning: We meditate on the glory of Savitri, who is worthy of worship, who is the source of light, who is the creator of all. May she enlighten our minds and guide us.

She then told Savitri to marry Satyavan, a noble and virtuous prince, who would love her and respect her. She also told her to use her smile and mantra to spread happiness and wisdom in the world.

She then told Brahma to apologize to Saraswati and seek her forgiveness. She also told him to appreciate her talents and contributions. She also told him to create more worlds and beings with her help and guidance.

She then told them all to worship her as Kushmanda, the creator of the universe, on the fourth day of Navaratri. She said that she would bless them with health, wealth, wisdom and happiness. She also said that she would protect them from evil and danger.

She then smiled and disappeared, leaving behind a trail of light. Brahma, Savitri and Saraswati followed her instructions and lived happily ever after. They also worshiped her as Kushmanda on the fourth day of Navaratri, along with many other devotees.

Kushmanda is the goddess who created the world with her smile. She is the mother of all creation and the source of all energy. She is the one who gives life and light to everything. She is the one who inspires and guides us with her wisdom and grace. She is Kushmanda, the smile of the universe. .