Navaratri – Day 3

The third day is dedicated to Maa Chandraghanta.  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.

Mantra: Pindajapravararudha Chandakopastrakairyuta; Prasadam Tanute Mahyam Chandraganteti Vishruta.

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.

Maa Chandraghanta

Maa Chandraghanta

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