Navratri 2017: Day 3 - Worship Maa Chandraghanta for courage and strength

The Goddess wears the crescent on her head which resembles a moon and hence her name is Chandraghanta.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Sep 23, 2017, 09:49 AM IST
Navratri 2017: Day 3 - Worship Maa Chandraghanta for courage and strength

One of the nine forms of Goddess Durga, who is worshipped on the third day of Navratri is Goddess Chandraghanta.

The Goddess wears the crescent on her head which resembles a moon and hence her name is Chandraghanta.

Seated on a tiger, Goddess Chandraghanta is depicted with dushabhuja or ten hands.

She is one of the most ferocious forms of Goddess Durga and is well equipped for a war (if a need arises) for the welfare of humanity. Her devotees seek her blessings for courage, strength and bravery.

Chant these simple mantras dedicated to Devi Chandraghanta:

ॐ देवी चन्द्रघण्टायै नमः॥

Om Devi Chandraghantayai Namah॥

You may also recite the stuti in honour of Goddess Chandraghanta.

या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ चन्द्रघण्टा रूपेण संस्थिता। नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥

Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Chandraghanta Rupena Samstita

Namastasyay Namastasyay Namastasyay Namo Namah