Goddess pravati started living inside the centre of the sun so that he can liberate energy to the universe. Since then goddess is knows as kushmanda.
Kushmanda is the goddess who has the power and capability to live inside the sun. The glow and radiance of her body is as laminous as that of this sun Goddess kusmanda. Is worshipped on the fourth day navratri.
Goddess Kushmanda rides on the lioness. She is depicted with eight hands. She has kamandal, danush, bada and kamla in the right hands and amrit kalash, japmala, gada and chakra in the left hands in that order. Goddess kushmanda has eight hands and because of that she is also knows as ashtabhuja devi, it is believed that all the power to bestow siddhis and niddhis are located in her japmala.
It is started that she created the whole universe, which is called brhmanda in sanskrit, by just flashing little bit of her smile she also likes bali of white pumkin knows. As kushmanda due to her association with brahmanda and kushmanda she is popularly knows as goddess kushmnda.