Devi Chandraghanta is Worshiped on Third Day of Navratri
Another form of Goddess Durga is Devi Chandraghanta who is Worshiped on the third day of Navratri Pooja. Devotees offer great dedication and reverence to this almighty on the third day of Durga Pooja. This of her embodiment of Goddess durga is immense or utmost idyllic and blissful. A bong shaped mark of moon ornate her forehead that glorifies this devi with name ‘Chandra Ghanta’. In Hindi, Chandra is denoted for Moon and Ghanta is for bong (bell). Her appearance glows like gleam of Gold. She is represented with her ten-arm holding Kharag (Sobre) and other numerous edges as well as arms. She rides on lion, the procession of Goddess Durga. Her position is always ready to fight with Daitya (devil). Even her bong like loud echo can terrify demons.
Worshiping Goddess Chandraghanta on the third day of Navratri has a great significance. By offering prayers to this Goddess, the sadhak (devotee) can feel the astounding glimpse of divine things of the Universe, can hear the mesmerizing varied echoes and can immerse oneself in the depth of heavenly feelings. But, the Sadhak needs to be very cognizant on this day while offering prayers to Devi Chandraghanta to feel the amazing realization bestowed by this almighty. Delightful worship of this Goddess certainly removes sin and obstacles from the life of Durga devotees. Devi Chandraghanta is the remover of sufferings. With grace of this Goddess, any kind of misery or affliction in life quickly gets healed. She destroys devil obstacles from life of her adorers. She makes her devotees Nirbhay (courageous) and Parakrami (mighty). Grace of Goddess Chandraghanta certainly makes her worshippers spirited and fearless.
On the third day of Navratri Pooja, Goddess Chandraghanta is Worshiped and requested to vanish the miseries from life of her worshippers. However, her image is always represented as a destroyer of devils, but for her worshippers, she is always gentle and complete with her magnanimity. The devotee who solely worships this deity certainly gets abundant positive aura that makes one to shine among chaos of people. Grace and glory of this Goddess is eternal. Purify yourself and devote your dedication toward Goddess Chandraghanta; it will definitely diminish all miseries of materialistic world. Jai Maa Chandraghanta!
Pindaj Pravara Rudha Chand Kopastra Keyurta |
Prasadam Tanute Maham Chandra Ghanteti Vishruta ||
Origin – Goddess Chandraghanta is the married form the Goddess Parvati. After getting married to Lord Shiva Goddess Mahagauri started adorning her forehead with half Chandra and due to which Goddess Parvati was known as Goddess Chandraghanta.
Navratri Worship – Goddess Chandraghanta is worshipped on the third day of Navratri.
Governing Planet – It is believed that the planet Shukra is governed by Goddess Chandraghanta.
Iconography – Goddess Chandraghanta mounts on the tigress. She wears the semi-circular moon (Chandra) on her forehead. The half-moon on her forehead looks like the bell (Ghanta) and because of that she is known as Chandra-Ghanta. She is depicted with ten hands. Goddess Chandraghanta carries Trishul, Gada, Sword and Kamandal in her four left hands and keeps the fifth left hand in Varada Mudra. She carries lotus flower, Arrow, Dhanush and Japa Mala in her four right hands and keeps the fifth right hand in Abhaya Mudra.
Details – This form of Goddess Parvati is peaceful and for welfare of her devotees. In this form Goddess Chandraghanta is ready for the war with all her weapons. It is believed that the sound of the moon-bell on her forehead expel all type of spirits away from her devotees.
Devanagari Name – चन्द्रघण्टा
Favourite Flower – Jasmine (चमेली)
प्रसादं तनुते मह्यम् चन्द्रघण्टेति विश्रुता॥
Prasadam Tanute Mahyam Chandraghanteti Vishruta॥
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah॥
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॥
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॥
अणिमादि सिद्धिदात्री चन्द्रघण्टे प्रणमाम्यहम्॥
चन्द्रमुखी इष्ट दात्री इष्टम् मन्त्र स्वरूपिणीम्।
धनदात्री, आनन्ददात्री चन्द्रघण्टे प्रणमाम्यहम्॥
नानारूपधारिणी इच्छामयी ऐश्वर्यदायिनीम्।
सौभाग्यारोग्यदायिनी चन्द्रघण्टे प्रणमाम्यहम्॥
Animadi Siddhidatri Chandraghante Pranamamyaham॥
Chandramukhi Ishta Datri Ishtam Mantra Swarupinim।
Dhanadatri, Anandadatri Chandraghante Pranamamyaham॥
Nanarupadharini Ichchhamayi Aishwaryadayinim।
Saubhagyarogyadayini Chandraghante Pranamamyaham॥
श्री चन्द्रघण्टास्य कवचम् सर्वसिद्धिदायकम्॥
बिना न्यासम् बिना विनियोगम् बिना शापोध्दा बिना होमम्।
स्नानम् शौचादि नास्ति श्रद्धामात्रेण सिद्धिदाम॥
कुशिष्याम् कुटिलाय वञ्चकाय निन्दकाय च।
न दातव्यम् न दातव्यम् न दातव्यम् कदाचितम्॥
Shri Chandraghantasya Kavacham Sarvasiddhidayakam॥
Bina Nyasam Bina Viniyogam Bina Shapoddha Bina Homam।
Snanam Shauchadi Nasti Shraddhamatrena Siddhidam॥
Kushishyam Kutilaya Vanchakaya Nindakaya Cha।
Na Datavyam Na Datavyam Na Datavyam Kadachitam॥
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