The third day of Navratri holds its own importance and is dedicated to the veneration of Goddess Chandraghanta. This year, it will be celebrated on March 30, by the devotees with unfaltering zeal and devotion.
The third day of Navratri, is devoted to Goddess Chandraghanta, who represents courage and bravery. This form of Goddess Durga is a symbol of ultimate peace. The Goddess adorns her forehead with a crescent moon (chandra), which resembles a bell (Ghanta), and thus, she is ennobled with the name Chandraghanta.
Appearance of Goddess Chandraghanta
The body of Goddess Chandraghanta is as bright as gold and the sound of her bell wards the evil spirits off her devotees. She is very serene, peaceful and calm, and scintillates in her red saree. The Goddess possesses 10 hands and 3 eyes, and mounts a lion. In the four left hands, she holds trident, mace, sword and tendon, while the fifth hand is in the Varada Mudra. In the four right hands, she holds a lotus, arrow, bow and chant, respectively. In the fifth right hand is in Abhaya Mudra, portraying that she is brave, courageous and ready to face any challenge, but along with it, she is a bestower of blessings to mankind. The form of goddess armed with weapons is seen only during the wartime. She blesses her devotees with spiritual bliss, knowledge, peace and prosperity.
- Before worshipping Goddess Chandraghanta , worship the Kalash to pay reverence to the gods, goddess, pilgrimage, village and city deities, and the divine kingdom in it.
- Now start worshiping Goddess Chandraghanta. First, take a flower in your hand and meditate.
- After this, worship Goddess Chandraghanta, and offer red flowers, Akshath, Kumkum and vermilion.
- After burning ghee or camphor, perform aarti and pray to the goddess for forgiveness.
Importance of Navratri day 3
Day 3 is the day when the mind of the devotees enters into the Manipura Chakra, thus enabling them to witness empyrean and seraphic things.
This day is celebrated as Sindoor Tritiya. It is also known as Sowbhagya Teej or Gauri Teej. This day is widely celebrated by women, as Goddess Chandraghanta represents the married form of Goddess Parvati.
We, here at Astrosage, wish you all a very happy Chaitra Navratri and anticipate that Goddess Durga enriches your life by showering upon you, all her heavenly blessings.