On the third day of Navratri, devotees of Maa Durga worship Maa Chandraghanta. The event began on October 15 and will conclude on October 24. Shardiya Navratri, which falls in the lunar month of Ashwin in autumn, is one of four Navratris observed by Hindus each year. During this time, people worship Maa Durga and her nine forms, known as the Navadurgas. Maa Shailputri, Maa Chandraghanta, Maa Kushmanda, Maa Katyayani, Maa Skandamata, Maa Kalaratri, Maa Mahagauri, and Maa Siddhidatri are the names of the goddesses. If you and your loved ones are celebrating the holiday and fasting during Navratri this year, you should be aware of Maa Chandraghanta. Inside, you’ll find the significance, puja vidhi, time, samagri, mantra, and more for Day 2 of Shardiya Navratri.
Who exactly is Maa Chandraghanta? The importance of Navratri 2023 Day 3
Maa Chandraghanta is Maa Parvati’s married incarnation. According to Drik Panchang, Maa Mahagauri began decorating her forehead with a half-moon or Chandra after marrying Lord Shiva. As a result, she became known as Goddess Chandraghanta. She is shown with 10 hands, a lotus flower, an arrow, Dhanush, and Japa Mala in her four right hands, and the fifth right hand in Abhaya Mudra, and the fifth left hand in Varada Mudra.
Maa Chandraghanta is the gentle manifestation of Maa Parvati. The sound of the moon and the bell on her forehead are said to drive away all forms of ghosts from her believers. Legend has it that during her struggle with the demons, the sound made by her bell sent thousands of evil demons to the realm of the God of Death.
Navratri 2023 Day 3 Puja Vidhi, Samagri, Timing and Colour:
On October 17, the third day of Navratri falls. Tritiya Tithi’s Brahma Muhurat will begin at 4:42 a.m. and terminate at 5:33 a.m. The Abhijit Muhurat is from 11:43 p.m. to 12:29 p.m., while the Amrit Kal is from 11:23 a.m. to 1:02 p.m.
The colour for Shardiya Navratri Day 3 is Red. Devotees should get up early and put on new clothing to do the Navratri Day 3 puja. Place the Goddess’s idol on a chowki or in your puja sthaan and wash it with Kesar, Ganga Jal, and Kewra. The Goddess should then be dressed in gold and given yellow flowers, Jasmine, panchamrit, and mishri. Maa Chandraghanta is also given a special bhog of kheer. Finally, during the puja, the goddess is served kheer as prasad.
Navratri 2023 Day 3 Puja Mantra, Prathana, Stotra and Stuti:
i) Om Devi Chandraghantayai Namah
ii) Pindaja Pravararudha Chandakopastrakairyuta
Prasadam Tanute Mahyam Chandraghanteti Vishruta
iii) Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Chandraghanta Rupena Samsthit
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah
iv) Apaduddharini Tvamhi Adya Shaktih Shubhparam
Animadi Siddhidatri Chandraghante Pranamamyaham
Chandramukhi Ishta Datri Ishtam Mantra Swarupinim
Dhanadatri, Anandadatri Chandraghante Pranamamyaham
Nanarupadharini Ichchhamayi Aishwaryadayinim
Saubhagyarogyadayini Chandraghante Pranamamyaham