The fourth day of Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Kushmanda. Kushmanda, resides in the abode of the Sun God. She is credited as the creator of the Universe. It is believed that when darkness enveloped the world, it was Kushmanda`s smile that gave rise to life. Also known as Adi Shakti, she is the only deity that can withstand the high temperatures and dwell in the Sun. worshiping and observing a fast on the fourth day of Navratri`s is said to usher the blessings of Ma Kushmanda in one`s life. She bestows the worshipper with prosperity, happiness and a disease free life.