Third Day of Navratri - Maa Chandraghanta

The third day of Navratri is dedicated to goddess Chandraghanta Maa, one of the nine incarnations of goddess Durga. She has “Half Moon” on her forehead, as the shape of bell (Ghanta) that is why she is called by the name Chandraghanta Devi. Third day of navratri’s goddess, Chandraghanta’s form is very beautiful, mesmerizing, blissful and peaceful. Chandraghanta Maa wears the white attire and the tiger or lion is her vehicle. Maa Chandraghanta has three eyes and ten hands. She holds the Lotus flower, Arrow, Bow and Jaap Mala in her right hand and the fifth hand is in the “Abhaya Mudra” pose. She holds the Trishul, Gada, Sword and Kamandal in her left hand and the fifth hand is in the pose of “Varada Mudra”.

Third Day of Navratri - Goddess Chandraghanta

Third Day of Navratri Date:

This year in 2017, third day of Navratri festival is lying on 23rd September. The same rituals have been performed on this day as well, like second day of navratri festival.

Third Day of Navratri Date: September 23, 2017 (Saturday)

Color to wear on the third Day of Sharad Navratri - Grey Color Cloths
Prasad to offer on the third day of Navratri - Milk

Chandraghanta Maa has others name also like Chandra-khanda and Chandika. In Orissa, devotees call the Chandraghanta Maa as Ramchandi. Temple of Goddess Ramchandi is located in the Puri district of Orissa, India.

Third Day of Navratri Rituals:

On the third day of navratri, devotees need to follow many rituals and worships, which include worship of all the Gods & Goddess including sacred Kalash of navratri, which has been put on the first day of navratri puja by the devotees. After this, a special worship Lord Ganesha, Kartikeya and Goddess Saraswati, Lakshmi, jaya and Vijaya, which are the family members of goddess Durga. After marrying Lord Shiva, Mahagauri started ornamenting half Chandra on her forehead. Due to this reason, Goddess Parvati is known as Chandraghanta. Chandraghanta Maa represents the peace, strength and bravery.

Mantras for Third Day of Navratri:

Chanting mantras is one of the ways of worshipping and pleasing the goddess who has the ultimate power. To please Maa Chandraghanta, devotees must chant below mentioned mantras after third day of navratri puja.

Om Aim Hreem Chandraghantay Namah ||

➧ Maa Chandraghanta Prarthana:

पिण्डज प्रवरारुढ़ा चण्डकोपास्त्र कैर्युता |
प्रसादं तनुते मह्यं चंद्र घंष्टेति विश्रुता ||

Pindaj Pravaraarudha Chandkopastra Kairyutaa
Prasaadam Tanute Mahyam Chandram Ghanshteti Vishruta.


➧ Maa Chandraghanta Stuti:

या देवी सर्वभूते षुमाँ चंद्रघंटारूपेण संस्थिता।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नम:।।

Ya devi Sarvabhooteshu Maa Chandraghanta Rupen Sansthita |
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah||

The meaning of this Stuti is..

I join hands in front of the supreme Goddess (Chandraghanta) and worship the goddess who has a bell shaped mark of moon on her forehead, I ask for the forgiveness for all the bad deeds I have done in my life.


➧ Devi Chandraghanta Dhyana Mantra:

वन्दे वाञ्छितलाभाय चन्द्रार्धकृतशेखराम्।
सिंहारूढा चन्द्रघण्टा यशस्विनीम्॥
मणिपुर स्थिताम् तृतीय दुर्गा त्रिनेत्राम्।
खङ्ग, गदा, त्रिशूल, चापशर, पद्म कमण्डलु माला वराभीतकराम्॥
पटाम्बर परिधानां मृदुहास्या नानालङ्कार भूषिताम्।
मञ्जीर, हार, केयूर, किङ्किणि, रत्नकुण्डल मण्डिताम॥
प्रफुल्ल वन्दना बिबाधारा कान्त कपोलाम् तुगम् कुचाम्।
कमनीयां लावण्यां क्षीणकटि नितम्बनीम्॥

Vande Vanchhitalabhaya Chandrardhakritashekharam।
Simharudha Chandraghanta Yashasvinim॥
Manipura Sthitam Tritiya Durga Trinetram।
Khanga, Gada, Trishula, Chapashara, Padma Kamandalu Mala Varabhitakaram॥
Patambara Paridhanam Mriduhasya Nanalankara Bhushitam।
Manjira, Hara, Keyura, Kinkini, Ratnakundala Manditam॥
Praphulla Vandana Bibadhara Kanta Kapolam Tugam Kucham।
Kamaniyam Lavanyam Kshinakati Nitambanim॥