Maa Chandraghanta, the third manifestation of Durga, is the Devi of third day of Navratri. Beliefs say that on this day, divine voices and things are witnessed by the devotees. Read all about the rituals of this day in this article.
As the third Avatar of Maa Durga has half moon on her forehead; thus, she is known as Chandraghanta. The appearance of the goddess is shiny golden, while her voice is loud and roaring. Devi rides on a lion and she always seen in a steady, ready to fight (with the devils) position. Maa Chandraghanta has three eyes and ten hands. She carries weapons in eight hands, blesses her devotees with ninth hand. And stop harm and negativity from her tenth hand.
It is believed that on the third day of Navratri, divine sounds are heard and divine fragrance is felt by her devotees.
Rituals Of The Day
The Puja Vidhi of third day begins with worshiping Goddess Lakshmi, Saraswati, Vijaya, Jaya, Lord Ganesha and Kartikeya. All the nine planets are also worshiped along with them. Now comes the turn to worship the Devi of the day, Chandraghanta. At last, Lord Shiva and Brahma are worshiped.
Mantra Of The Day
Pindaj Pravara Rudha Chand Kopastra Keyurta |
Prasadam Tanute Maham Chandra Ghanteti Vishruta ||
Significance Of Worshipping Goddess Chandraghanta
Worshipping Chandraghanta helps the devotees to free themselves from all the sins and mistakes. Also, all the hindrances and troubles of life ends, by keeping faith in Maa Chandraghanta. Worship the Devi with dedication and pure heart for a fearless life.
Read all about Goddess Chandraghanta, here – Chandraghanta, The Third Form Of Durga
Event Of The Day!
Today is Gan-Gauri Vrat. This Vrat is kept to please the divine couple, Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati. This day holds special significance for the married women.
Also, today is Matsya Jayanti. It is said that on this day Lord Vishnu appeared in Matsya (fish) form.