Navratri 2022 Day 3 : Know Shubh Muhurat, Aarti, Puja Vidhi & Mantra

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Shardiya Navratri 2022 Day 3: Maa Chandraghanta is worshipped on the third day of Navratri (September 28). The festival of Shardiya Navratri is dedicated to Maa Durga and her nine avatars. It is celebrated with much enthusiasm all across the country by Hindus. Each day of this auspicious nine-day festival is dedicated to one form of the Navdurgas and Goddess Chandraghanta is the third reincarnation of Durga which represents knowledge, justice and bliss. She is terrible and scary for enemies but loving and compassionate for devotees. 

The Goddess is known to be the married form of mother Parvati who started wearing half-moon after her marriage with Shiva. She has got Chandrmauli Shivji as her husband. She came to be known as Chandraghanta because her forehead is decorated with a crescent moon, which gives the shape of bell. Her third eye is considered to be open all the time and she is ready to battle with the demons.

Goddess Chandraghanta is usually portrayed with ten hands who has Trishul, Gada, Sword, and Kamandal in her four left hands and her fifth left hand is in Varada Mudra. In the rest of her four hands she carries lotus flower, Arrow, Dhanush and Japa Mala and keeps the fifth right hand in Abhaya Mudra. 

Shardiya Navratri 2022 Day 3: Maa Chandraghanta Puja Vidhi

Place the idol of goddess Chandraghanta on a chowki or table. And once you are done doing it, clean the area with gangajal. Now keep a pot of silver, copper or clay filled with water and place it on the same chowki with mounting a coconut on it. After doing so, it's time to bathe the goddess's idol. There are usually white products like milk and kheer which are offered to the goddess while praying to her during the puja. Later, offer akshad, roli, prasad, flowers/garlands, bindi, bangles, coconut etc. Once the whole process is complete, pray to Ishta Devta followed by the aarti. 

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