New Delhi: During Navratri, goddess Chandraghantra, which is a form of Durga is worshipped. Chandraghanta means "one who has a half-moon shaped like a bell". The goddess is also known by the name of Chandrakhanda, Chandika or Ramchandi.
Navratri, which is a nine-day long festivity sees the devotees pray to goddess Chandraghanta on the third day. It is believed that Maa Chandraghanta blesses her devotees with grace, bravery and courage. Therefore, all the sins, physical sufferings, mental tribulations and ghostly hurdles of the devotees are eradicated.
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Adorned with the crescent moon on her head, Chandraghanta is the one who is responsible for the establishment of justice and dharma in the world.
Chant these mantras to seek Maa Chandraghanta's blessings:
प्रसादं तनुते मह्यं चन्द्रघण्टेति विश्रुता