Navratri is one of the biggest festivals celebrated among Hindus. A special form of Goddess Durga is worshipped every day during the nine-day-long Navratri festival. On the third day of Navratri, there is a rule to worship Goddess Chandraghanta. It is believed that Mata Chandraghanta fills the lives of devotees with peace, happiness and prosperity. Worshipping Mata Chandraghanta on the third day of Navratri destroys all the past sins and removes many problems in life.
Know about the importance and method of worship of Mata Chandraghanta on the third day of Navratri.
When is Mata Chandraghanta Worshipped?
Mata Chandraghanta is usually worshipped on the third day of Chaitra Navratri 2023 which falls on Friday, March 24, 2023. Gangaur festival will also be celebrated on this day.
Form of Mata Chandraghanta
The form of Mata Chandraghanta is very charming and gentle. This form gives ultimate peace and solace to the devotees. Maa Chandraghanta rides on a lion. Mata’s complexion is believed to be as bright as gold. She has ten hands and holds various arms and weapons in them. It appears as a fighter as if going to fight a war with the demons to kill them and save mankind. The crown on her head is adorned with a bell and a crescent-shaped moon.
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Significance and Benefits of Chandraghanta Puja on the Third Day of Navratri
Goddess Chandraghanta is worshipped on the third day of Navratri. Mata Manipur is considered to be the presiding deity of the chakra. Manipura chakra refers to the navel chakra. The navel chakra is located in the middle portion of the body and gives energy to the whole body. A decrease in energy in the navel chakra leads to the occurrence of various diseases in the body. People having diabetes or any kind of disease related to the digestive system generally have a disturbed navel chakra. Such people should definitely perform special worship of Maa Chandraghanta.
Worshipping Mata Chandraghanta also helps to remove problems related to depression and unnecessary fear. By performing special worship of Mata Chandraghanta, benefits like strength, confidence, gentleness and humility are manifested in the devotees. Maa Chandraghanta is believed to get pleased very soon and fulfils the wishes of the devotees immediately. When the devotees invoke her or call for her, the sound of four sweet bells is heard. The sound of these bells is believed to remove all types of negativity from one’s life.
How to Worship Mata Chandraghanta
Firstly, get up early in the morning, have a bath and wear bright clothes. Clean the place of worship, install the picture or idol of Mata Chandraghanta and decorate the puja space if you can. Then meditate in front of the idol or picture of Maa Chandraghanta and invoke her. Perform the puja and offer fragrant flowers, fruits, kheer, sweets and honey to her as Bhog. Chant any mantra of Maa Chandraghanta 108 times to please her. In the evening, light an oil lamp and an incense stick again, offer Bhog and perform the Aarti.
Mantras of Mata Chandraghanta
|| Om Devi Chandraghantayai Namah ||
|| Devi Sarvabhuteshu, Chandraghantayi Rupena Sanstha, Namasthasai, Namasthasai, Namasthasai Namo Namah ||
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Worshipping Mata Chandraghanta helps to remove all the pain, struggles and bad effects caused by planet Venus. With the blessings of Mata Chandraghanta, the problems faced by couples in their married life get resolved. On the other hand, the planet Venus is considered the planet of luxury in astrology. When the suffering of Venus is removed, love, financial benefits and progress are obtained in life.
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