Welcome to the third day of Navratri fasts. This day is dedicated to Goddess Chandraghanta. She is the third manifesto of Goddess Durga. A lot is being done on the third day of Navratri to worship Goddess Chandraghanta. She symbolises prosperity and tranquillity. Goddess Chandraghanta even blesses her devotees by eliminating the evil and negative powers from their life. Besides this, she showcases how a devotee can be fearless and strong in life. All the forms of Goddess Durga teach us a lesson for life. (Also read: Navratri Special: Amazing dinner options to eat during fasts)
What is the process of offering prayer during Navratri fast?
One should completely follow the rituals of worshipping completely. First of all, the devotee should offer prayers to the God, Goddess and then the planets all in the Kalash that you have established on the first day. Water the Kalash with pure water without eating anything. After that offer your prayers to Lord Ganesha, Goddess Saraswati, Goddess Lakshmi, Vijaya, Jaya who all fall in the clan of Goddess Durga. Now worship Goddess Chandraghanta with full dedication. Afterwards, offer your prayers to Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma. Try to wear white colour on the third day. Besides this. In order to please the Goddess, offer milk and sweets to her. She will shower her blessings and affection on the devotee and provide relief from all the sufferings of the world.
By chanting this pious mantra one can worship Goddess Chandraghanta
Pindajpravararoodha chandkopaastrakairyuta |
Prasaadam tanute mahyam chandraghanteti vishruta || (Also read: How to fight the hunger pangs during the Navratri)
What is the significance of the second day of Navratri fast?
The second day of Navratri fast is devoted to Goddess Chandraghanta. She is an epitome of courage and strength. She was the third daughter of King Himalaya and the third roop of Goddess Durga. Goddess Chandraghanta is the embodiment of positive aura. She fights the cruel to rescue the innocents from the miseries and pain of the world. However, those who offer their full dedication to Goddess Chandraghanta are bestowed with immense blessings to be powerful, happy and courageous in life.
What do we learn by worshipping Goddess Chandraghanta?
Goddess Chandraghanta is very idealistic and blissful in her appearance. Her name Chandraghanta has a specific meaning. Chandra means Moon and Ghanta mean bell. Thus, she fights and defeats all the demons and negativity from the life of her devotee. All the demons used to get terrified with her name. Thus, her devotee feels the heavenly inside by doing the hearty devotion to the Goddess. The devotee must be very strict with his concentration while dedicating his prayers to the Goddess. She also helps the devotee to eradicate all the obstacles from his life by following the righteous path. Goddess Chandraghanta teaches the lesson of fearless and being might to her devotees. She makes them courageous and highly spirited. (Also read: Navratri Special: Amazing lunch options while you are fasting)