Navratri Third Day 2023
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”.
About Maa Chandraghanta
Chandraghanta Maa has others name also like Chandrakhanda and Chandika. In Orissa, devotees call the Chandraghanta Maa as Ramchandi. Temple of Goddess Ramchandi is located in the Puri district of Orissa, India.
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.
NAVRATRI DAY 3 INFORMATION
|NAVRATRI DAY 3 DATE||17 October, 2023|
|THIRD DAY GODDESS||Maa Chandraghanta|
|OTHER NAMES||Chandrakhanda, Chandika, Rannchandi|
|CHAKRA||Manipura (Solar Plexus)|
|WEAPON||Trishul, Gada, Sword, Kamandalu, Lotus flower, Arrow, Dhanush, Japa Mala, Abhayamudra, Gyan Mudra|
|NAVDURGA – AVATAR||Third Incarnation of Goddess Durga|
|MANTRA||ॐ देवी चन्द्रघण्टायै नमः॥ – Om Devi Chandraghantayai Namah॥|