NEW DELHI: The auspicious nine-day competition of Navratri is underway and Monday (October 19) is the third day of the festivities. The day three of Durga Puja, i.e. tritiya, is devoted to Maa Chandraghanta.
Adorned with the crescent moon on her head, Chandraghanta is the one who’s chargeable for the institution of justice and dharma on this planet.
The ten-armed Goddess, Mata Chandraghanta is the destroyer of evil and enforcer of fine sense and morality. According to some legends, she holds a bell-shaped like a crescent moon in her hand and therefore her identify – Chandraghanta. This type of Devi Durga is chargeable for establishing justice (dharma) on this planet. Seated on a tiger, Goddess Chandraghanta is depicted with Dashabhuja or ten palms.
It is believed that Maa Chandraghanta blesses her devotees with grace, bravery and braveness. Therefore, all of the sins, bodily sufferings, psychological tribulations and ghostly hurdles of the devotees are eradicated.
Chant these mantras to hunt Maa Chandraghanta’s blessings:
प्रसादं तनुते मह्यं चन्द्रघण्टेति विश्रुता
Prasad tanute chandraghanteti vishruta
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Here’s a easy mantra devoted to Devi Chandraghanta:
ॐ देवी चन्द्रघण्टायै नमः॥
Om Devi Chandraghantayai Namah
You may recite the stuti in honour of Goddess Chandraghanta.
या देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ चन्द्रघण्टा रूपेण संस्थिता।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥
Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Chandraghanta Rupena Samstita
Namastasyay Namastasyay Namastasyay Namo Namah
Navratri 2020 Day 3 color
This 12 months, the Navratri 2020 Day 3 color is white.
Navratri 2020 Tritiya Tithi timings
Tritiya Tithi begins at 5:27 pm on October 18 and ends at 2:07 pm on October 19.
Maa Chandraghanta: Puja vidhi
Begin the puja by invoking Lord Ganesha (Vighnaharta) and search his blessings. Please Maa Chandraghanta by chanting the above-mentioned mantras. Perform the Panchopchara puja by providing gandham, pushpam, deepam, sugandham and naivedyam. Offer the shringar objects (sindoor, bindi, bangles) to the Goddess.
On at the present time, worship Maa Chandraghanta and provide her kheer, ready with milk, makhana and sugar, as prasad.
Here’s wishing our readers a Happy Navratri and Shubho Durga Pujo!