Third Day of Navratri - Worshipping Goddess Chandraghanta

Third Day of Navratri - Worshipping Goddess Chandraghanta

On the third day of Navratri, Goddess Chandraghanta is worshipped. She represents knowledge and bliss and people pray to her for prosperity, success and peace. It is believed that her blessings eliminate all the bad energies, sins and sufferings from her devotees’ lives. She has a half moon on her forehead in the shape of a bell which gives her the name 'Chandraghanta'. She rides a lion, has ten arms, three eyes and possesses three weapons in her hands that demonstrate bravery and strength. 

Puja procedure 

On a table, place the Goddess’s idol or picture and then sprinkle some ganga jal. On the table, place some water in a brass or sand pot and keep a coconut above it. Make arrangements for giving a bath to the Goddess and keep all items needed for her puja such as clothes, garlands, flowers, bindi, bangles, roli, coconut, fruits etc. Invoke the Goddess and pray to Ishta Devta and at the end, perform the aarti. 

Consult the expert astrologers of astroYogi to learn more about Navratri Pooja methodologies.


Vande Vanchit Labhay Chandrardhkrit Shekharam

Sinharuda Chandraghanta Yashswanim 

Manipur Sthitan Tritiya Durga Trinetram 

Khang, Gada, Trishool, Chapshar, Padam Kamandalu Mala Varabhitkaram 

Patambar Paridhanan Mriduhasya Nanalankar Bhooshitam 

Manjeer Haar Keyoor, Kinkini, Ratnakundal Manditam 

Praful Vandana Bibadhara Kaant Kapolan Tugan Kucham 

Kamniyan Lawanyan Shinkati Nitambaneem 

Strota Path 

Aapdudhdarini Twahi Aadya Shakti Shubhparam

Animaadi Siddhidatri Chandraghanta Pranmabhyam 

Chandramukhi Ishta datri Ishta Mantra Swarupneem 

Dhandatri, Aanandatri Chandraghante Pranmabhyaham 

Nanaroopdharini Ichhanayi Aishwaryadayneem 

Saubhagyarogyadayini Chandraghantpranmabhyaham

Also read: The Nine Forms of Durga

Navratri – 9 Nights of Fun and Reverence

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