The 3rd day of Navratri is dedicated to a specific form of the Goddess Adi Shakti. On this day the Chandraghanta avatar of NavaDurga is worshiped. Chandraghanta Devi is called the Goddess of spiritual and internal power. She is known to be the married form of mother Parvati who started wearing half moon on her head after her marriage to Lord Shiva. That’s how she came to be known as Chandraghanta which means half moon that looks like a bell.
Her third eye is considered to be open all the time and she is ready to battle with the demons. Goddess Chandraghanta is usually portrayed with ten hands who has Trishul, Gada, Sword, and Kamandal in her four left hands and her fifth left hand is in Varada Mudra. Meanwhile, in the rest of her four hands she carries lotus flower, Arrow, Dhanush and Japa Mala and keeps the fifth right hand in Abhaya Mudra. The third day of Navratri dedicated to her as a popular belief says that the sound of her moon-bell/Chandraghanta keeps the evil spirits and negative omens at a bay from her devotees.
All 2022 Navratri Day 3 Dates
– Day 3 Magha Gupta Navratri: Friday, 4 February
– Day 3 Chaitra Navratri: Monday, 4 April
– Day 3 Ashadha Gupta Navratri: Saturday, 2 July
– Day 3 Shardiya Navratri: Wednesday, 28 September
Maa Chandraghanta Puja Vidhi
Place the idol of goddess Chandraghanta on a chowki or table. And once you are done doing it, clean the area with gangajal. Now keep a pot of silver, copper or clay filled with water and place it on the same chowki with mounting a coconut on it. After doing so, it’s time to bathe the goddess’s idol. Later offer akshad, roli, prasad, flowers/garlands, bindi, bangles, coconut etc. Once the whole process is complete, pray to Ishta Devta followed by the aarti.
Navratri Day 3 Mantra and Aarti
Om Aim Hreem Chandraghantay Namah ||
Om Devi Chandraghantayayi Namah(108 times)
Pindaj Pravaarudhchandkopastrkairyuta |
Prasadam Tanute Madhyam Chandraghantetivishrutaa ||
जय माँ चन्द्रघण्टा सुख धाम। पूर्ण कीजो मेरे काम॥
चन्द्र समाज तू शीतल दाती। चन्द्र तेज किरणों में समाती॥
मन की मालक मन भाती हो। चन्द्रघण्टा तुम वर दाती हो॥
सुन्दर भाव को लाने वाली। हर संकट में बचाने वाली॥
हर बुधवार को तुझे ध्याये। श्रद्दा सहित तो विनय सुनाए॥
मूर्ति चन्द्र आकार बनाए। शीश झुका कहे मन की बाता॥
पूर्ण आस करो जगत दाता। कांचीपुर स्थान तुम्हारा॥
कर्नाटिका में मान तुम्हारा। नाम तेरा रटू महारानी॥
भक्त की रक्षा करो भवानी।