Navratri Day 3: Seek Maa Chandraghanta's blessings today; holy chants and colour of the day

Goddess Chandraghanta, who signifies spiritualism and internal power, is also known as Chandrakhanda, Chandika or Rannchandi.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 05:25 PM IST
article-image

Goddess Chandraghanta, who signifies spiritualism and internal power, is also known as Chandrakhanda, Chandika or Rannchandi.

Colour of the day: Royal blue

The goddess with ten arms who holds divine shastras in her hands is none other than Goddess Parvati — The better half of Lord Shiva. If we talk about the meaning of her name, it means the one who has a ‘half-moon shaped like a bell’.

It is believed that Lord Shiva adorned Maa Parvati’s forehead with Chandra (Moon) made from Chandan (Sandalwood). Also, she holds a big bell in her hand; hence she earned the name Chandraghanta.

Holy chants

Om Devi Chandraghantayai Namah

Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu "Maa Chandraghantayai" Rupena Samsthita, Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah

Vrat-vidhi

Bathe the goddess with Gangajal or Gaumutr. Apply haldi-kumkum, offer akshat (rice), flowers, fruits etc. Offer her sweets made of milk products as bhog and after performing aarti, distribute it as prasad.

Chandraghanta Puja is performed on this day, the third day from the Navratri season. By worshipping Maa Chandraghanta, one gains the potential to get rid of obstacles from one's life. With her divine grace, a sincere devotee can be blessed with name, fame and power.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

Guiding Light: The blessings of a content person do manifest

Guiding Light: The blessings of a content person do manifest

Som Pradosh Vrat: Date, timings, significance, beliefs and pooja vidhi

Som Pradosh Vrat: Date, timings, significance, beliefs and pooja vidhi

The right way of idol worship, its significance and the science behind it

The right way of idol worship, its significance and the science behind it

Guiding Light: Slow down to speed up

Guiding Light: Slow down to speed up

Gita Jayanti special: Few Bhagvad Gita shlokas, meanings to make your life easier and blessed

Gita Jayanti special: Few Bhagvad Gita shlokas, meanings to make your life easier and blessed