Tritiya – Maa Chandraghanta

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The third day of Sharadiya Navratri is dedicated to Maa Chandraghanta

Significance: She is known as Chandraghanta or Chandra-Khanda because of the semi-circular moon (Chandra) that appears like a bell (Ghanta) on her forehead.  As she is ever ready to fight battles, similarly she is quick to remove all obstacles and misfortunes of her devotees.

Colour: Imbibe the colour Royal Blue on this day to celebrate the sense of trust, worthiness, and reliability.


या देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ चंद्रघंटा रूपेण संस्थिता

नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै  नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः

पिण्डजप्रवरारुधा चण्डकोपास्त्रकैर्युता

प्रसादम तनुते मह्यं चन्द्रघण्टेति विश्रुता  

Translation: May that Durga Devi, who rides on Tiger, who is endowed with intense anger and violence and is renowned by the name of Maa Chandraghanta, bestow her grace on me.

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