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Navratri Day 3: Maa Chandraghanta Puja, Mantra, Timings

Navratri, one of the most vibrant and widely celebrated festivals in India, is a nine-day long festivity dedicated to the worship of the Goddess Durga. Each day of Navratri holds immense significance, and on the third day, devotees worship Maa Chandraghanta, the embodiment of grace, beauty, and courage.

The third day of Shardiya Navratri is on Tuesday, October 17th. This day is known as Tritiya tithi of the Shukla Paksha, as per the Panchang.

Divine presence of Maa Chandraghanta

Maa Chandraghanta is the third form of Goddess Durga worshipped during Navratri. Adorned with a crescent moon-shaped ornament on her forehead, she symbolizes bravery and courage. Maa Chandraghanta protects her devotees from all forms of negativity and grant them the strength to overcome challenges.

Devotees worship Maa Chandraghanta to invoke her blessings for inner strength and growth. It is believed that by seeking her protection, one can overcome obstacles and embrace fearlessness in life.

Maa Chandraghanta Puja Timings

On the third day of Navratri, it is suggested for devotees to wake up early, take a bath, and wear clean clothes. They can place the idol of the goddess on a platform or in their prayer room, and cleanse it with Kesar, Ganga Jal, and Kewra.

The goddess can then be adorned in her traditional attire and offered yellow flowers, jasmine, panchamrit, and mishri.

Maa Chandraghanta Puja Shubh Muhurt

Brahma Muhurat is from 4:42 AM to 5:33 AM.

Abhijit Muhurat will be observed around 11:43 AM to 12:29 PM

Pratah Sandhya is scheduled between 5:08 AM and 6:23 AM

Amrit Kalam is expected from 11:23 AM to 1:02 PM.

Maa Chandraghanta Puja Mantras

Chanting the mantra dedicated to Maa Chandraghanta holds immense significance. It helps devotees focus their minds, connect with the divine energy, and seek her blessings for strength and courage during challenging times.

Mantra

Om Devi Chandraghantaye Namah

ॐ देवी चन्द्रघण्टायै नमः

Stuti

या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ चन्द्रघण्टा रूपेण संस्थिता।

नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥

Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Chandraghanta Rupena Samstita
Namastasyay Namastasyay Namastasyay Namo Namah

Dhyan Mantra

पिण्डजप्रवरारूढ़ा चण्डकोपास्त्रकैर्युता।

प्रसीदं तनुते मह्यं चन्द्रघण्टेति विश्रुता ॥

पिंडज-प्रवरारूढ़ चंड-कोप-अस्त्रकैर-युता ।

प्रसीदं तनुते मह्यं चन्द्रघण्टेति विश्रुता ॥

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