Worshiping Ma Chandraghanta the third Shakti of Navratri

Tattva Shakti Vigyaan

ॐ देवी चन्द्रघण्टायै नमः॥

Chadraghanta1Every day of the auspicious nine days of Chaitra Navratri are dedicated to various forms of Ma Durga. Goddess Chandraghanta is worshiped on the third day of Navratri. She is also also known as Chandika.

“Chandra” means moon and “Ghanta” means bell. Ma Chandraghanta adorns a bell shaped moon on her head, thus the name. After the hard penance done by Ma Parvati, Lord Shiva promises to marry her. On an auspicious occasion, marriage procession of  Lord Shiva reaches palace of Himavaan. The procession is full of ghosts, goblins, gods, sages, aghoris and pretas. Lord Shiva himself is covered in ashes, wearing tiger skin as the only cloth and has huge snake around his neck. Seeing such a terrifying image, mother of Ma Parvati; Maina Devi faints due to fear. Ma Parvati understands that Lord Shiva should not feel insulted, so takes up the form of…

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