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Maa chandraghanta – Third navratri mata – Chandraghanta is the third form of Goddess Durga. Her name Chandra-Ghanta means “one who has a half-moon shaped like a bell on her forehead. Her third eye is always opened and she fights against demons”. She is also known as Chandrakhanda, Rannchandi or Chandika. She is worshipped on the third day of Navaratri(during Navadurga). She blesses people with grace, bravery, and courage.
Significance of chandraghanta puja
Worshiping Goddess Chandraghanta on the third day of Navratri has special significance, by praying with her sincere heart, devotees get rid of fear and get courage. Her philosophy destroys the welfare and sins of the devotees, sweetness also comes in the voice. Worshipping goddess with true belief destroys all suffering. Worshiping this goddess develops bravery, fearlessness, gentleness, and humility in the seeker.
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Maa chandraghanta mantra
ॐ देवी चन्द्रघण्टायै नमः॥
Om Devi Chandraghantayai Namah॥
Chandraghanta Prarthana –
पिण्डज प्रवरारूढा चण्डकोपास्त्रकैर्युता।
प्रसादं तनुते मह्यम् चन्द्रघण्टेति विश्रुता॥
Pindaja Pravararudha Chandakopastrakairyuta।
Prasadam Tanute Mahyam Chandraghanteti Vishruta॥
Chandraghanta Stuti –
या देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ चन्द्रघण्टा रूपेण संस्थिता। नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥
Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Chandraghanta Rupena Samsthita।
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah॥
Goddess Chandraghanta is worshipped on the third day of Navratri. Maa Chandraghanta represents knowledge & bliss. Devotees pray to her for prosperity, success, and peace. Her blessings are believed to eliminate all the bad energies, sins and sufferings.
A half-moon on her forehead in the shape of a bell gives the Goddess her name ‘Chandraghanta’.
She epitomizes bravery and strength, rides a lion, has ten arms, three eyes and possesses three weapons.