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Third Day of Navratri - Worshipping Goddess Chandraghanta


Third Day of Navratri - Worshipping Goddess Chandraghanta

On the third day of Navratri, Goddess Chandraghanta is worshipped. She represents knowledge and bliss and people pray to her for prosperity, success and peace. It is believed that her blessings eliminate all the bad energies, sins and sufferings from her devotees’ lives. She has a half moon on her forehead in the shape of a bell which gives her the name 'Chandraghanta'. She rides a lion, has ten arms, three eyes and possesses three weapons in her hands that demonstrate bravery and strength. 

Puja procedure 
On a table, place the Goddess’s idol or picture and then sprinkle some ganga jal. On the table, place some water in a brass or sand pot and keep a coconut above it. Make arrangements for giving a bath to the Goddess and keep all items needed for her puja such as clothes, garlands, flowers, bindi, bangles, roli, coconut, fruits etc. Invoke the Goddess and pray to Ishta Devta and at the end, perform the aarti. 


Mantras 
Vande Vanchit Labhay Chandrardhkrit Shekharam
Sinharuda Chandraghanta Yashswanim 
Manipur Sthitan Tritiya Durga Trinetram 
Khang, Gada, Trishool, Chapshar, Padam Kamandalu Mala Varabhitkaram 
Patambar Paridhanan Mriduhasya Nanalankar Bhooshitam 
Manjeer Haar Keyoor, Kinkini, Ratnakundal Manditam 
Praful Vandana Bibadhara Kaant Kapolan Tugan Kucham 
Kamniyan Lawanyan Shinkati Nitambaneem 


Strota Path 
Aapdudhdarini Twahi Aadya Shakti Shubhparam
Animaadi Siddhidatri Chandraghanta Pranmabhyam 
Chandramukhi Ishta datri Ishta Mantra Swarupneem 
Dhandatri, Aanandatri Chandraghante Pranmabhyaham 
Nanaroopdharini Ichhanayi Aishwaryadayneem 
Saubhagyarogyadayini Chandraghantpranmabhyaham



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