The name of third Shakti is Chandraghanta. There is a half-circular moon in her forehead. She is charmful and bright. She is Golden in color, possesses ten hands and 3 eyes. Eight of her hands display weapons while the remaining two are respectively in the mudras of gestures of boon giving and stopping harm. Chandra + Ghanta, meaning supreme bliss and knowledge, showering peace and serenity, like cool breeze in a moonlit night. This Durga Shakti rides a tiger. She is mainly worshipped in Tamil Nadu.
Mantra – पिण्डजप्रवरारुढा चण्डकोपास्त्रकैर्युता। प्रसादं तनुते मह्यां चन्द्रघण्टेति विश्रुता॥
Pindaj Pravaarudh chandkopastrkairyuta | Prasadam Tanute Madhyam Chandraghanteti vishrutaa ||
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Origin – Goddess Chandraghanta is the married form the Goddess Parvati. After getting married to Lord Shiva Goddess Mahagauri started adorning her forehead with half Chandra and due to which Goddess Parvati was known as Goddess Chandraghanta.
Navratri Worship – Goddess Chandraghanta is worshipped on the third day of Navratri.
Governing Planet – It is believed that the planet Shukra is governed by Goddess Chandraghanta.
Iconography – Goddess Chandraghanta mounts on the tigress. She wears the semi-circular moon (Chandra) on her forehead. The half-moon on her forehead looks like the bell (Ghanta) and because of that she is known as Chandra-Ghanta. She is depicted with ten hands. Goddess Chandraghanta carries Trishul, Gada, Sword and Kamandal in her four left hands and keeps the fifth left hand in Varada Mudra. She carries lotus flower, Arrow, Dhanush and Japa Mala in her four right hands and keeps the fifth right hand in Abhaya Mudra.
Details – This form of Goddess Parvati is peaceful and for welfare of her devotees. In this form Goddess Chandraghanta is ready for the war with all her weapons. It is believed that the sound of the moon-bell on her forehead expel all type of spirits away from her devotees.
Devanagari Name – चन्द्रघण्टा
Favourite Flower – Jasmine (चमेली)
प्रसादं तनुते मह्यम् चन्द्रघण्टेति विश्रुता॥
Prasadam Tanute Mahyam Chandraghanteti Vishruta॥
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah॥
सिंहारूढा चन्द्रघण्टा यशस्विनीम्॥
मणिपुर स्थिताम् तृतीय दुर्गा त्रिनेत्राम्।
खङ्ग, गदा, त्रिशूल, चापशर, पद्म कमण्डलु माला वराभीतकराम्॥
पटाम्बर परिधानां मृदुहास्या नानालङ्कार भूषिताम्।
मञ्जीर, हार, केयूर, किङ्किणि, रत्नकुण्डल मण्डिताम॥
प्रफुल्ल वन्दना बिबाधारा कान्त कपोलाम् तुगम् कुचाम्।
कमनीयां लावण्यां क्षीणकटि नितम्बनीम्॥
Simharudha Chandraghanta Yashasvinim॥
Manipura Sthitam Tritiya Durga Trinetram।
Khanga, Gada, Trishula, Chapashara, Padma Kamandalu Mala Varabhitakaram॥
Patambara Paridhanam Mriduhasya Nanalankara Bhushitam।
Manjira, Hara, Keyura, Kinkini, Ratnakundala Manditam॥
Praphulla Vandana Bibadhara Kanta Kapolam Tugam Kucham।
Kamaniyam Lavanyam Kshinakati Nitambanim॥
अणिमादि सिद्धिदात्री चन्द्रघण्टे प्रणमाम्यहम्॥
चन्द्रमुखी इष्ट दात्री इष्टम् मन्त्र स्वरूपिणीम्।
धनदात्री, आनन्ददात्री चन्द्रघण्टे प्रणमाम्यहम्॥
नानारूपधारिणी इच्छामयी ऐश्वर्यदायिनीम्।
सौभाग्यारोग्यदायिनी चन्द्रघण्टे प्रणमाम्यहम्॥
Animadi Siddhidatri Chandraghante Pranamamyaham॥
Chandramukhi Ishta Datri Ishtam Mantra Swarupinim।
Dhanadatri, Anandadatri Chandraghante Pranamamyaham॥
Nanarupadharini Ichchhamayi Aishwaryadayinim।
Saubhagyarogyadayini Chandraghante Pranamamyaham॥
श्री चन्द्रघण्टास्य कवचम् सर्वसिद्धिदायकम्॥
बिना न्यासम् बिना विनियोगम् बिना शापोध्दा बिना होमम्।
स्नानम् शौचादि नास्ति श्रद्धामात्रेण सिद्धिदाम॥
कुशिष्याम् कुटिलाय वञ्चकाय निन्दकाय च।
न दातव्यम् न दातव्यम् न दातव्यम् कदाचितम्॥
Shri Chandraghantasya Kavacham Sarvasiddhidayakam॥
Bina Nyasam Bina Viniyogam Bina Shapoddha Bina Homam।
Snanam Shauchadi Nasti Shraddhamatrena Siddhidam॥
Kushishyam Kutilaya Vanchakaya Nindakaya Cha।
Na Datavyam Na Datavyam Na Datavyam Kadachitam॥
Significance of Navratri
Navratris are the nine days which are exclusively meant for rendering devotion to eternal consort of Lord Shiva, Devi Durga. The nine days are celebrated to show devotion to mother demigoddess, Maa Durga. These nine days have a huge significance and the devotees can get the best benefit by getting all their desires fulfilled.
The First Three Days of Navratri
The first three days of Navratri are devoted to the worship of the Goddess Durga. This is the period, when her energy and power are worshipped. Each day is dedicated to a different appearance of Durga. Kumari, which signifies the girl child, is worshipped on the first day of the festival. Parvati, who is the embodiment of a young woman, is worshipped on the second day. The destructive aspects of Goddess Durga symbolize the commitment to acquire triumph over all the evil tendencies. Hence, on the third day of Navratri, Goddess Kali is worshipped, who represents the woman who has reached the stage of maturity.
Fourth to Sixth Days of Navratri
When a person acquires triumph over evil tendencies of ego, anger, lust and other animal instincts, he/she experiences a void. This void is filled with spiritual wealth. For the purpose, the person approaches Goddess Lakshmi, to acquire all the materialistic, spiritual wealth and prosperity. This is the reason why the fourth, fifth and sixth day of Navratri are dedicated to the worship of Lakshmi – the goddess of prosperity and peace. Although the individual has acquired victory over evil tendencies and wealth, he is still deprived of true knowledge. Knowledge is required to live the life of a humane, even though he/she is prospered with power and wealth. Therefore, Goddess Saraswati is worshipped on the fifth day of Navratri. All the books and other literature materials are gathered in one place and a ‘diya’ (earthen lamp) is lit in front of the deity, to invoke the goddess and seek her blessings. Till the time the books are kept at the puja room, the students would not study. Seventh and Eighth Day of Navratri The seventh day is dedicated to worshipping Saraswati, the goddess of art and knowledge. Prayers are offered with an aim to seek spiritual knowledge. A ‘yagna’ is performed on the eight day. This comprises of a sacrifice honoring goddess Durga as well as bids her farewell. The sacrifice or offering is made out of clarified butter (ghee), rice pudding known as kheer and sesame seeds.
Ninth Day of Navratri
The ninth day is the final day of Navratri celebrations. It is also known as ‘Mahanavami’. On the day, Kanya puja is performed to worship nine young girls, who have not yet reached the stage of puberty. These nine girls symbolize one of the nine forms of goddess Durga. The feet of girls are washed to welcome the goddess and show respect to her. The girls are offered a set of new clothes as a gift from the devotees at the end of the puja.
The 9 devis of 9 days
She is also worshipped under nine different names for the nine days in Navratri. Every day, she assumes a new character, a new look and a new duty. She is worshipped as Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skanda Mata, Katyayani, Kalratri, Maha Gauri and Siddhidatri. For the initial six the Pooja celebrations are limited to home. The celebrations acquire a festive form since the seventh day when the festivities of Navratri surround the atmosphere.
First Day Pooja
The first form of Goddess Durga is called Shailputri . She is considered the daughter of the Himalayas. She is a form of Shakti, the consort of Lord Shiva.
Second Day Pooja
The second form of Goddess Durga is known as ‘Brahmacharini’. Her name is derivative of the word ‘Brahma’, which means ‘Tapa’ or penace. She is also a form of Uma or Parvati, a form of Mata Shakti.
Third Day Pooja
On the third day the goddess is worshipped as Chandraghanta. She is the symbolic representation of beauty and bravery.
Fourth Day Pooja
Kushmanda, is the form of the goddess which is worshipped on the fourth day. It is believed that Kushmanda is the creator of the entire Universe and she has created the entire Universe by her laugh.
Fifth Day Pooja
On the fifth day, the form of Goddess is called Skand Mata. She is actually called so because she is here represented as the mother of Skanda, the chief warrior of the Gods army.
Sixth Day Pooja
On the sixth day, the goddess is worshipped as Katyayani. Seated on her vehicle lion, Katyayani has three eyes and four hands.
Seventh Day Pooja
On the seventh day, the Goddess is worshipped as ‘Kalratri’. As the name suggests, Kalrati is as black as a dark night. She has four hands, she is meant to make the devotees fearless.
Eighth Day Pooja
On the eight day, the Mata Rani is worshipped as ‘Maha Gauri’. She is considered to extremely beautiful, white like snow and accessorized with white colored ornaments. She represents calmness and exhibits wisdom.
Ninth Day Pooja
On the ninth day, Durga is worshipped as Siddhidatri. It is believed she consists of all the eight siddhis. She lives on lotus and is worshipped by all the Rishis-Munis, Siddhas, Sadhakas and Yogis.
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Starting of Navaratri
The countdown has begun for the Navaratris which are about to commence from the commencement of the month of October. Navatras are a much awaited festivals, mostly for the North Indians by which they pay tributes and special offerings for Durga Devi, the external potency of Sri Krishna, the Supreme personality of Godhead and who is the eternal consort of Lord Shiva.
Maa Baglamukhi : A form which protects one from injustice
Till we are in this material world, Durga devi acts as our well wisher and fulfills the material desires of the people who offer her veneration. Since a mother plays different roles in he child’s life, similarly Maa Durga plays different roles. She has many forms. incarnations and expansions which are in different mood.
Maa Baglamukhi is one of the mood or expansions of Devi Durga who is there to protect her devotees from the wrath of injustice. She is one of the main devis and protects her devotees from injustice in the court and allows them to win over the other party.
Navratris are the best time to organise the puja of Maa Durga and her expansions since she is easily pleased at this time and the result gets multiplied a 1000 times.
Problems faced in Legal cases
Since law and order are put at stake in India, there are many chances of getting stuck in legal cases and formalities and they can be a cause of pain to such an extent that all money, resources, time, patience and sometimes our relatives are sacrificed under the name of Court Case.
Benefits of Baglamukhi Puja
Baglamukhi puja is a sure shot hit on the path of criminal and civil cases.
This anushthan, when performed makes the decision in the favour of the person who is performing the puja.
The case gets resolved within a short span of time which is accompanied by relief from anxiety.
There is very less loss of property, money, health, peace of mind and other invaluable things.
Side benefits of Baglamukhi puja
Baglamukhi puja guards the innocent children of the house and other members from evil eyes and their adverse effects.
It guards the house from the effect of black magic
The protection armor is there on the person who organizes it for a long period of time.
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If you’re getting married anytime soon, you must know all your pre-wedding preparations aren’t just limited to shopping and deciding the venue. Offerings to God are what are going to make this noble alliance successful after all, like in the Maata ki Chowki.
Before the start of wedding functions in a family, Maata ki Chowki, a religious get together is hosted to seek blessings from Devi maa. Maa Durga signifies strength. The blessings of Maa Shakti are taken to protect you from the evil forces and give strength to sail smoothly through the rough course of life. This ceremony is performed to receive blessings by her divine powers and get one’s wishes fulfilled.
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“Ek ghadi aadhi ghadi, aadhi mein puni aadh, Tulsi sangat sadh ki, hare koti apradh”
Which means-if in this Kalyug, a person chants or listens to the holy names of Maata for even a moment, all his sins are forgiven. He gets rid of the circle of life and death and resides in heaven.
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Highly pious and peaceful form or the one who is in meditation, Brahmacharini, literally means, ‘one who constantly meditates on the Supreme Being’. The sufferings Sati and Parvati had to undergo in their respective births to attain Lord Shiva as husband are also related to this form of Durga.She is also known as Tapashcharini, Aparna and Uma. She holds a rosary and Kamandal in her hand is the phase of devi before her marriage. Even today some of the most important Vratas observed in different parts of India by women is based on the strict austerities followed by Brahmacharini.
The puja is performed with flowers & especially red flowers is then she is adorned with Panchanmrita, sindur, chawal & kumkum. Her favorite is a garland of Lotus. Attainment of Calm & Peace is guaranteed by her puja & bachelors are guaranteed their suitable partners.
Mantra: Brahmacharini Dhyana mantra is recited on the second day of Durga Navratri.
Dadhanakara Padmabhyam akshamala kamandalam |
Devi prasidathu mayi brahmacharinya nuththama ||
Which means- May the supreme Brahmachari Durga, who holds rosary and kamandalu in her lotus hands and whose nature is to attain Sachchidanandamaya Brahmaswarupa the Existence-Knowledge-Bliss absolute, be propitious on me. Devi is Devi’s that phase when Maa Parvati before marriage was Devi Yogni and Devi Tapsvini.
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