Goddess Chandraghanta, known as Suhag ki Devi, is the married version of Goddess Parvati. It is believed that she helps removing all sadness from our lives and gives us strength to fight all kinds of troubles in the world. Goddess Chandraghanta is worshiped by devotees on the third day of Chaitra Navratri. The word Chandra means moon and Ghanta which means she is the Goddess who has an ocean of knowledge and spreads power, bravery, and courage. Goddess Chandraghanta sits on a lion and holds a Gada, sword, dhanush, Kamandal, trishul, arrow, jap mala in one hand while a lotus in the other hand. She is known for making the world a better place by providing descipline and justice, She also gives us strenght to fight the demons among ourselves. Also Read - Navratri 2020 Day 2, March 26: Worship Goddess Brahmacharini; Know Puja Vidhi, Fast Time, Colour, Mantra
Puja Vidhi: After taking a bath early morning, the idol of Goddess Chandraghanta is placed in the Mandir. Then a shallow pan, which is made of clay, is placed next to the idol. Later, water is sprinkled on the pan along with rice. A kalash filled with Akshat, coins, dhurva grass, ganga jal, supari and coins is kept next to the idol of the Goddess. The kalash is surrounded with mango leaves followed by the mantra. Also Read - Hema Malini, Urmila Matondkar, Kangana Ranaut Ask People to Celebrate Navratri at Home Amid Coronavirus Lockdown
Dhayan mantra for Chandraghanta Puja: Also Read - Navratri 2020 Day 1, March 25: Worship Goddess Shailputri; Know Puja Vidhi, Fast Time, Mantra
Pindaj Pravara Rudha Chand Kopastra Keyurta |
Prasadam Tanute Maham Chandra Ghanteti Vishruta ||
|| Om Hreem Kleem Shreem Chandraghantai Namah ||
At the end of the mantra, the vidhi is followed by aarti and then prasad is distributed among others.
Colour: The colour of the day is red as it symbolises power, strength, and courage.
On this day, devotees offer jasmine flowers to Goddess Chandraghanta as they are known to be her favourite flowers.