Navratri Day 3: Honouring Maa Chandraghanta

Hello and welcome to the happy and colourful world of Navratri! As we start the mesmerizing journey of Navratri day 3, our attention goes to Maa Chandraghanta, who is also referred as Chandraghanta Devi.

Today is the day to honour this beautiful goddess who brings peace to our lives. 

Also read Navratri Day 1: The Day of Shailputri Maata

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Honouring Maa Chandraghanta on navratri day 3

The third day of Navratri is when people honour Maa Chandraghanta, the third form of Goddess Durga.

Her name, “Chandra” (moon) and “Ghanta” (bell), reflects how calm and kind she is. Her presence brings peace and quiet, similar to the moonlight on a clear night. 

The Moon’s Crescent; A Sign 

The crescent moon on Maa Chandraghanta’s face distinguishes herself from other goddesses.

It is a mark of both beauty and bravery. Just like the moon rises and sets at night, Maa Chandgraghanta preaches us to accept both the good and bad parts of life.

It also is a clear symbolism to how her life changes over time and that life is a circle of ups and downs and by praying her with devotion and with Maa Chandraghanta’s help, we can handle these cycles with ease. 

The ferocious and divine Maa Chandraghanta

Maa Chandraghanta is portrayed as a beautiful goddess riding a dangerous tiger and using her sword with style.

The pictures of her striking the bell (ghanta) and hearing the  sweet sound makes her followers feel very close to her. 

Read about Day 2 of Navratri: Worshipping Maa Brahmacharini

Rituals of Navratri Day 3 

On day 3 of Navratri, people get up early to pray to Maa Chandraghanta. Many people often fast to show there dedication and devotion.

Light a diya (lamp) and put it in your puja room or temple before you start your spiritual trip today. That flame is a sign of the divine’s omnipresence.

Mantras to Recite on Day 3 of Navratri

Start by reading Maa Chandraghanta’s prayers to get her blessings. Connecting with her spiritual energy through mantras is most effective when you say:

“Om Devi Chandraghantaye Namah”

Saying this mantra over and over with dedication makes you feel you are in the presence of pure energy.

You will feel better and have peace in your heart when you listen to this holy chant. 

Adorn your home

Decorate your home with bright colours, especially yellow, which is the colour of Navratri day 3. Happiness and new starts are represented by the colour yellow.

To welcome the goddess into your home, you can hang marigold flowers, make rangoli patterns out of yellow stones.

Enjoy Her Grace 

Maa Chandraghanta’s picture represents strength and beauty. Think about the kindness she brings into your life and how you can show it.

Being around her can make you want to face life’s obstacles with courage and poise. 

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Navratri day 3 is a powerful lesson that signifies that we can always find strength and grace even when things are hard.

Like the warrior goddess she is, her presence makes us want to move forward with enthusiasm.

Story of Maa Chandraghanta

Let’s look into the story of Maa Chandraghanta to really understand what this day means.

Maa Parvati wore a half-moon on her face when she married Lord Shiva, according to legend.

The half-moon looked like a bell (ghanta), which stands for peace and quiet. Because of this, she was called Chandraghanta.

Images of the goddess Chandraghanta show her with ten hands, each carrying a different weapon or sign of power.

People who follow her think that she will destroy all problems and evil forces to protect them. People worship her during Navratri because she has a holy aura and a fierce body.

Divine Blessings of Chandraghanta

Focus on picturing Maa Chandraghanta blessing you as you pray and do practises. Feel her presence, like a wall around you that keeps bad things and problems away.

Her grace should fill your heart with love and kindness, and her strength should give you strength.

The Power of Love

Love is what Navratri is all about. When you worship Maa Chandraghanta with complete love, you connect deeply with God.

Your prayers open a door between the spiritual and physical worlds, and you receive loads of benefits.

Showing the Grace of Maa Chandraghanta

Maa Chandraghanta’s kindness makes us want to live our lives being kind, compassionate, and calm.

We can try to make harmony in our relationships with others, just like she strikes the bell to make melodies that fit together.

Celebrating with Friends and Family

The festival of Navratri is a time to get together with dear ones. Make plans for your family and friends to join you in the fun.

Tell them what Navratri day 3 means and how Maa Chandraghanta can help them. When you party together, you make memories that will last a lifetime and your love grows stronger.

Navratri day 3 is a reminder of how closely we are linked to God. With Maa Chandraghanta’s gifts, you can get strength, wisdom, and safety.

Open your heart to her presence, and you’ll see that you’re never really alone on your path.

The goddess of peace

There is peace and calm in Maa Chandraghanta’s air. There is a deep sense of peace that you can feel when you pray, meditate, or just sit and think. Being with her feels like being wrapped in a warm, comfortable hug.

The Stable Spirit of Navratri

At different times during Navratri, we connect with different parts of the divine feminine force. The spirit of unwavering drive is summed up in Navratri Day 3 with Maa Chandraghanta.

Like she fights the dark forces, you can face the problems in your life with courage.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1: Which Devi is celebrated on the 3rd day of Navratri?

  • Devi Chandraghanta is celebrated on the 3rd day of Navratri.

Q2: Which is the colour of Navratri Day 3?

  • Yellow is the colour of Navratri day 3. Happiness and new starts are represented by the colour yellow.

    To welcome the goddess into your home, you can hang marigold flowers, make rangoli patterns out of yellow stones

 Q3: What is the meaning of “Chandraghanta”, the goddess worshipped on third day of Navratri?

  • Chandraghanta means “one who has a half-moon shaped like a bell.” Her name is derived from the fact that she wears a bell-shaped half-moon on her forehead.

    This bell is said to represent her power to control the mind and emotions.

    Devi Chandraghanta is a powerful warrior goddess who is worshipped for her strength, courage, and wisdom. She is also known for her compassion and her willingness to protect her devotees from evil.

Q4: Why Navratri falls twice in a year ?

  • According to some Hindu texts such as the Shakta and Vaishnava Puranas, Navaratri falls twice a year.

    Of these, the Sharada Navaratri near the September- October Month  is the most celebrated and the Vasanta Navaratri near the March-April Month is the next most significant to the culture of the Indian subcontinent. In all cases, Navaratri usually falls in the bright half of the lunisolar months.

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