Chandraghanta Durga

Chandraghanta Durga

Navratri 2017 festivities have begun as you might have noticed in the evenings. Known as one of the most convivial festivals celebrated in India, Navratri is a time for people to dress up in colorful clothes and bring forth the vibrant side of their personalities. But most importantly, this duration is devoted to Goddess Durga. Navratri is primarily nine days of prayers to worship Goddess Durga. Each day is devoted to worshiping one of the nine forms of the Goddess. We have already given you information on Durga form worshiped on Day 1 of Navratri and Durga form worshiped on day 2 of Navratri. On the eve of Day 3 of Navratri 2017, we give you some interesting facts about the Chandraghanta temple in Varanasi, which is home to the third form of Goddess Durga. Also Read - Don’t Treat Coronavirus on Your Own, Cooperate With Health Professionals: Top 10 Quotes of PM Modi

The Chandraghanta temple in Varanasi is dedicated to Goddess Durga in the Chandraghanta form. It is the third of the nine forms of Durga. In the Chandraghanta form, Goddess Durga is seen with her third eye open. She is known as the Goddess of War and is believed to always be ready for a fight against demons. The name “Chandra” means moon and ghanta means ”bell”. People pray to the Chandraghanta form of Goddess Durga during Navratri to seek blessings of bravery and courage as the Goddess is considered to be adept in both. Thousands of devotees pay their respects to Goddess Chandraghanta to appease her so that she can ride them of their physical and emotional sufferings. Also Read - 'Mahabharata War Won in 18 Days, Coronavirus Fight Will Take 21 Days,' Says PM Modi During Interaction With People of Varanasi

Goddess Chandraghanta in Kolkata - Jonoikobangali/Wikimedia Commons

Goddess Chandraghanta in Kolkata – Jonoikobangali/Wikimedia Commons

The Chandraghanta Devi mandir in Varanasi is located at Jaitpuri. Its complete address is – J 7/2, Digiya Rd, Jaitpura, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001. Devotees flock the temple on the third day of Navratri and make offerings in the form of coconuts, red cloth pieces called chunris and also red flowers. Apart from the temple in Varanasi, people across India worship Chandraghnta idols on this auspicious day to seek The Goddess’ blessings. Also Read - PM Modi Interacts With People of Varanasi: Don’t Attempt to Treat Coronavirus Infection on Your Own