Story Of The 3rd Day Of Navratri
After completion of Navratri day 2, now it’s time to know about the significance of the third day of Navratri. Navratri day 3 is completely dedicated to Chandraghanta Devi. On this day, Maa Chandraghanta is worshipped to attain health, wealth and prosperity. Maa Chandraghanta is believed to be the third form of Maa Durga. In Fact, each of nine Navratri days belongs to nine different forms of Maa Durga. On the third Navratri night, you might have seen people playing Garba, this indicates how people love to celebrate enchanting days of Navratri. On such occasions, even we can’t keep ourselves out of the Garba dance. Well, to honour such an auspicious day, let’s worship Maa Chandraghanta. We will let you know the story about the Goddess Chandraghanta and puja rituals, but first of all, let’s find out the date and timings for the third Navratri.
Auspicious Date and Time For Navratri Day 3
Date: October 19th, 2020
Maa Chandraghanta - The Third Avatar Of Goddess Durga
The Story of Maa Chandraghanta takes us back to her previous birth where she decided to kill herself by jumping into the Yagna. In the next birth she was born to Himalayas and her parents were Himavan and Mena. However, in this birth she again got married to Lord Shiva. As per the scriptures, during the time of marriage Lord Shiva arrived to marry Goddess Parvati in a bizarre style. Lord Shiva’s body was covered with ashes and numerous snakes. Moreover, he came along with ghosts, old sages and ghouls. Observing this, parents and relatives of mother Parvati were completely stunned. To come out of this embarrassing situation, mother Parvati took the furious form of Maa Chandraghanta. Maa Chandraghanta worshipped Lord Shiva and requested him to take the form of a charming prince. Appeased by Maa Chandraghanta, Lord Shiva disguised himself as a prince and also changed his procession.
Goddess Chandraghanta rides on a Tigress and she has ten arms. She appears as a Goddess performing mudras in two hands and holding a different weapon in the remaining eight hands. The name Chandraghanta is derived from two Hindi words, Chandra and Ghanta. In Hindi language, Chandra means ‘the Moon’ and ghanta means a ‘bell’. The Goddess wears a symbol of the half moon (Chandra) on her bell-shaped (Ghanta) forehead. Thus, she defines her name ‘Goddess Chandraghanta’.
Maa Chandraghanta Nullifies Bad Effects Of Sukra
It is believed that Maa Chandraghanta is the ruler of Sukra grah (Planet Venus) and she guides the path of the planet. People offer sincere prayers to Maa Chandraghanta to get rid of negative effects of the planet. The one who is dealing with an unfavourable position can worship Maa Chandraghanta in order to place the planet in a beneficial position. Besides, Maa Chandraghanta may also help to overcome bad stages of life such as sufferings, worries or fear. By Goddess Chandraghanta’s grace, one may get peace, happiness and prosperity in life.
Chandraghanta Puja Vidhi
Follow these steps to perform Chandraghanta Puja on Navratri day 3. You may get blessed with positivity, power and energy.
Start puja by performing Kalash sthapana
Offer a fresh bunch of flowers to Maa Chandraghanta’s idol
Meditate the name of Goddess in your mind
Chant Maa Chandraghanta’s mantra
Complete puja by doing aarti and share prasad with your family
Please Chandraghanta Devi by using the below mantra in your prayers.
‘ॐ देवी चन्द्रघण्टायै नमः॥’
Warm Wishes For Navratri 2020
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Story Of The 3rd Day Of Navratri