Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday bowed to Goddess Chandraghanta on the third of Navratri. He said that he wishes Mata Chandraghanta bring courage and strength in everyone’s life.
Chandraghanta is the third manifestation of Durga, representing peace, tranquility, and prosperity in life. Her name is derived from the chandra (half moon) in her forehead in the shape of a ghanta (bell). Chandraghanta is charming, has a golden bright complexion, and rides a lion. Like Durga, Chandraghanta has multiple limbs, usually 10, each holding a weapon, and three eyes. She is all-seeing and ever-vigilant, ready to battle evil from whatever direction.
Navratri 2020 Day 3
Navratri Day 3 will be observed today (October 19).
Navratri 2020 Day 3 colour
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Navratri 2020 Tritiya Tithi timings
Tritiya Tithi begins at 5:27 PM on October 18 and ends at 2:07 PM on October 19.
Chandraghanta Puja Vidhi
The Puja begins with an invocation to Bhagawan Ganesh Ji (Vighnaharta). After seeking his blessings for a hurdle-free Navratri vrat, the devotees invoke Maa Chandraghanta by chanting the following Mantras.
ॐ देवी चन्द्रघण्टायै नमः॥
Om Devi Chandraghantayai Namah॥
पिण्डज प्रवरारूढा चण्डकोपास्त्रकैर्युता।
प्रसादं तनुते मह्यम् चन्द्रघण्टेति विश्रुता॥
Pindaja Pravararudha Chandakopastrakairyuta।
Prasadam Tanute Mahyam Chandraghanteti Vishruta॥
या देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ चन्द्रघण्टा रूपेण संस्थिता। नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥
Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Chandraghanta Rupena Samsthita। Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah॥
Perform the Panchopchara puja by offering Gandham, Pushpam, Deepam, Sugandham and Naivedyam (blog). Offer shringar items (sindoor, mehendi, kajal, bindi, bangles, toe ring, comb, aalta, mirror, anklets, perfume, earrings, nosepin, necklace, red chunri, mahavar, hairpins etc)
Offer kheer made of milk and makhana as bhog, to Maa Chandraghanta
Conclude the puja by offering the Aarti and salutations to Mata Ji
After the puja, distribute prasad.