Tritiya – Maa Chandraghanta

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The third day of Sharadiya Navratri is dedicated to Maa Chandraghanta

Significance: She is known as Chandraghanta or Chandra-Khanda because of the semi-circular moon (Chandra) that appears like a bell (Ghanta) on her forehead.  As she is ever ready to fight battles, similarly she is quick to remove all obstacles and misfortunes of her devotees.

Colour: Imbibe the colour White on this day to initiate peace, serenity, calm, and purity.

Mantra: या देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ चंद्रघंटा रूपेण संस्थिता | नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै  नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः | पिण्डजप्रवरारुधा चण्डकोपास्त्रकैर्युता | प्रसादम तनुते मह्यं चन्द्रघण्टेति विश्रुता  

Translation: May that Durga Devi, who rides on Tiger, who is endowed with intense anger and violence and is renowned by the name of Maa Chandraghanta, bestow her grace on me.

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