New Delhi: September 29, 2019 marks with the beginning of Navratri 2019. The nine days of Navratis are dedicated to nine different form of Goddess Durga, which every Goddess being worshipped on the dedicated day. The first day is dedicated to Maa Shailputri and the second day marks the worship of Maa Brahmacharini. The third day of the Navratri or nine days is dedicated to Maa Chandraghanta.
A symbol of peace and serenity, Maa Chandraghanta has a Chandra or half-moon, in the shape of a Ghanta (bell), on her forehead. The Goddess is a symbol of peace, serenity and prosperity. She has three eyes and ten hands holding ten types of swords, weapons and arrows, including a trident, mace, arrow, bow, sword, lotus, goad, bell and a kamandalu (water pot). With the tenth hand, she blesses her devotees. She rides on a lion.
She is known to give her devotees the courage and strength to fight challenges. It is said that by worshipping Maa Chrandraghanta, one opens the doors to great respect, fame and glory. Attidionally, Maa also helps in attaining spiritual enlightenment.
Third Day of Navratri 2019: Here’s how to worship Maa Chandraghanta
There are simple rituals to worship Goddess Chandraghanta. First of all, you should first worship all the Gods, Goddesses and Planets in the Kalash. Thereafter, offer prayer to Lord Ganesha and Kartikeya and Goddess Saraswati, Lakshmi, Vijaya, Jaya - the family members of Goddess Durga. Eventually, Goddess Chandraghanta should be worshipped, followed by a heartfelt prayer to Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma.
Third-Day of Navratri 2019: Mantra to worship Maa Chandraghanta
During the puja on the third day of Navratri, one should read the mantra:
Piṇḍaja pravarāruṛhā caṇḍakōpāstra kairyutā |
prasādaṁ tanutē mahyaṁ candra ghanṣṭēti viśrutā ||
Third Day of Navratri 2019: Auspicious colour of the day
Each day of Navratri has its own colour. The colour for the third day of the festival is Red. This is because Maa Chandraghanta wears red.