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Worship Maa Chandraghanta on the third day of Navratri

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Day 3: CHANDRAGHANTA: She represents beauty and grace and is worshipped on the third day for peace, tranquillity and prosperity in life. She is the apostle of bravery and possesses great strength. The colour of the day is yellow.

Puja Vidhi

On a table, place the Goddess’s idol or picture and then sprinkle some ganga jal. On the table, place some water in a brass or sand pot and keep a coconut above it. Make arrangements for giving a bath to the Goddess and keep all items needed for her puja such as clothes, garlands, flowers, bindi, bangles, roli, coconut, fruits etc. Invoke the Goddess and pray to Ishta Devta and at the end, perform the aarti.

 

Mantras

Vande Vanchit Labhay Chandrardhkrit Shekharam

Sinharuda Chandraghanta Yashswanim

Manipur Sthitan Tritiya Durga Trinetram

Khang, Gada, Trishool, Chapshar, Padam Kamandalu Mala Varabhitkaram

Patambar Paridhanan Mriduhasya Nanalankar Bhooshitam

Manjeer Haar Keyoor, Kinkini, Ratnakundal Manditam

Praful Vandana Bibadhara Kaant Kapolan Tugan Kucham

Kamniyan Lawanyan Shinkati Nitambaneem

 

Strota Path

Aapdudhdarini Twahi Aadya Shakti Shubhparam

Animaadi Siddhidatri Chandraghanta Pranmabhyam

Chandramukhi Ishta datri Ishta Mantra Swarupneem

Dhandatri, Aanandatri Chandraghante Pranmabhyaham

Nanaroopdharini Ichhanayi Aishwaryadayneem

Saubhagyarogyadayini Chandraghantpranmabhyaham