Navratri 2020 Day 3: Navratri 2020 has arrived and today is the 3rd day of Sharad Navratri. On the third day of Navratri, devotees worship Goddess Chandraghanta who is also known as Suhag ki Devi. She signifies justice and dharma in the world and is the married version of goddess Parvati.
The word Chandra means moon and Ghanta means she has an ocean of knowledge and spreads power, bravery, and courage. Goddess Chandraghanta sits on a lion and holds a Gada, sword, Dhanush, Kamandal, Trishul, arrow, jap mala in one hand while a lotus in the other hand. She also is known for making the world a better place by providing discipline and justice, Chandraghanta gives people the strength to fight the demons.
Puja Vidhi: After taking a bath early morning, the idol of Goddess Chandraghanta is placed in the Mandir. Then a shallow pan, which is made of clay, is placed next to the idol. Later, water is sprinkled on the pan along with rice. A Kalash filled with Akshat, coins, Dhruva grass, Ganga Jal, supari and coins is kept next to the idol of the Goddess. The Kalash is surrounded with mango leaves followed by the mantra.
Tritiya Tithi begins at 5:27 pm on October 18 and ends at 2:07 pm on October 19.
Mantra: Dhayan mantra for Chandraghanta Puja
Pindaj Pravara Rudha Chand Kopastra Keyurta |
Prasadam Tanute Maham Chandra Ghanteti Vishruta ||
|| Om Hreem Kleem Shreem Chandraghantai Namah ||
At the end of the mantra, the puja vidhi is followed by aarti and then prasad is distributed.
Colour: The colour of the day is red as it symbolises power, strength, and courage.
On this day, devotees offer jasmine flowers to Goddess Chandraghanta as they are known to be her favourite flowers