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.
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.
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
Aapdudhdarini Twahi Aadya Shakti Shubhparam
Animaadi Siddhidatri Chandraghanta Pranmabhyam
Chandramukhi Ishta datri Ishta Mantra Swarupneem
Dhandatri, Aanandatri Chandraghante Pranmabhyaham
Nanaroopdharini Ichhanayi Aishwaryadayneem