On third day of Navratri “Chandraghanta “the third manifestation of Devi Durga is worshipped. Since She has a Chandra or half moon, in the shape of a Ghanta (bell), on Her forehead, She is addressed as Chandraghanta.

A symbol of peace, serenity and prosperity, Maa Chandraghanta has three eyes and ten hands holding ten types of swords, weapons and arrows. She establishes justice and gives Her devotees the courage and strength to fight challenges.


Her appearance may be of a source of power which is always busy punishing and suppressing the bad and wicked. However, for Her devotees, Mother is serene, gentle and peaceful.


By worshipping Chrandraghanta, you will open the doors to great respect, fame and glory. Mother Chandraghanta also helps you attain spiritual enlightenment, gives you the strength to keep the negative energy away and repels all the troubles from your life.   This form of the Goddess rules over Venus (Shukra).

Mantra to be chanted on this day is  “Oṃ Devī Chandraghantaye Namaḥ”

What to offer? The ferocious goddess is pleased with Kheer.  She is known to drive away all pains.



Ravinder Grover 

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