3rd Day Of Chaitra Navratri – Importance, Puja, Story and Mantra

February 23, 2024

Chandraghanta form of Goddess Durga is worshiped on the third day of Chaitra Navratri. Nine forms of the Mother Goddess are worshiped during Navratri which lasts for nine days. Maa Chandraghanta is known for killing demons. It is believed that she removes the sorrows of her devotees, hence she has a bow, trident, sword and mace in her hands. An hourglass shaped half moon is visible on the forehead of Goddess Chandraghanta. For this reason devotees call him Chandraghanta.

Maa Chandraghanta Importance 

With the blessings of Maa Chandraghanta, married life becomes happy. Problems of marital life go away. People whose marriage is getting delayed due to some reason should worship Maa Chandraghanta. There is a possibility of marriage soon. Sins are destroyed by the grace of Mother Chandraghanta. Courage and bravery increases. Victory is achieved over enemies. Maa Chandraghanta is worshiped for increase in respect and status. This goddess also provides salvation.

Maa Chandraghanta Puja Vidhi

  • On the third day of Navratri, the Chandraghanta form of Goddess Durga should be worshiped with proper rituals by chanting the mantra ‘Om Devi Chandraghantayee Namah’.
  • After this, offer vermilion, Akshat, smell, incense, flowers etc. to Mother Chandraghanta.
  • You can offer jasmine flower or any red flower to Mother Goddess.
  • Along with this, offer some sweet made from milk. 
  • Recite Durga Chalisa and sing Durga Aarti during the puja.

Maa Chandraghanta Story

According to the scriptures, in ancient times, when there was a war going on between the gods and the demons, Mahishasura was fighting on the side of the demons. At the same time, Lord Indra was fighting on behalf of the gods. Mahishasura defeated Lord Indra in this war. Mahishasura’s empire extended to the gods and he started committing atrocities. Troubled by this atrocities, the Trinity – Brahma, Vishnu and Lord Shiva also became angry. When the Trinity and all the gods used their power, Mother Bhagwati appeared. After the incarnation of Maa Bhagwati, Lord Shiva gave his trident to Maa Bhagwati. Apart from this, Lord Vishnu had given his Chakra to Mother Bhagwati. Then all the gods also gave their weapons to Mother Bhagwati. Indradev gave him the thunderbolt and the elephant Airavata, while Suryadev gave him speed, sword and a lion for riding. After this Goddess Chandraghanta killed Mahishasura.

Maa Chandraghanta – Chaitra Navratri Day 3 Mantra

Pindaj Pravararudha Chandkopastrakaryutha
Prasadam Tanute Mahayam Chandraghanteti Vishruta॥

पिण्डज प्रवरारूढ़ा चण्डकोपास्त्रकार्य्युथा।
प्रसादं तनुते मह्यम् चन्द्रघण्टेति विश्रुता॥

Om Devi Chandraghantaayai Namah॥

ॐ देवी चंद्रघंटायै नम:॥

Om Aim Shreem Shaktaayi Namah:॥

ॐ ऐं श्रीं शक्तयै नम:॥

Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Chandraghanta Swarupa Sansthita।
Namastesyaye Namastesye Namastesye Namo Namah॥

या देवी सर्वभूतेषु मां चंद्रघंटा स्वरूपा संस्थिता
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥

Wrapping Up

It is believed that worshiping this form of the Goddess brings supernatural peace of mind and brings ultimate welfare not only in this world but also in the next world. By worshiping them, the mind hears a very subtle sound, which gives great peace to the mind. Since her complexion is as bright as gold and she is always ready to destroy demonic powers, the person worshiping her also experiences extraordinary power. Use of milk is considered beneficial in the worship of Maa Chandraghanta. If you want to know more information about 3rd Day Of Chaitra Navratri, then you can get information by consulting an online astrologer consultation.

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