3. Maa Chandraghanta

माँ चंद्रघण्टेति

The Nine Days of Ma Durga:

* Detach from ‘Tamsik’: 1.Shailputri 2.Brahmachaarini 3.Chandraghanta
* Detach from ‘Rajsik’: 4.Kushmaanda 5.Skand 6.Kaatyayini
* Detach from ‘Satvik’: 7.Kaalratri 8.MahaGauri 9.Sidhidaaryni

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Worshipped on 3rd night — CHANDRAGHANTA (Lunargong)

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Mantra
ॐ देवी चन्द्रघण्टायै नमः॥
Om Devi Chandraghantayai Namah

About
Ma Chandraghanta revered be,
On the third night of Navratri,
Mounted on a tiger majestically,
Crescent moon on forehead be.

She is the embodiment of beauty,
And is also symbolic of bravery,
Yellow colour of the third day be,
Vivacious, energizing everybody.

Importance
Chandraghanta removes fears fully,
From the individual’s heart wholly,
And instils hope and faith certainly,
Dispels spirits and all evil energies.

Chandraghanta purifies homes truly,
And keep away negative energies,
Who lost hope, new path seeking be,
Find her prayer showing light clearly.

Where three forms of Ma deified be,
First three days of Durga puja truly,
Comes to a close unquestionably,
On this the third day of Navratri.

Story
Chandraghanta married form be,
Of Mother Durga categorically,
. She carries ten weapons openly,
Fighting evil, ever vigil and ready.

Worship
Compassionate helps her devotees,
Removes all their afflictions swiftly,
Her bell sound kills demons truly,
For devotees to lead life peacefully.

On this the third day of Navratri,
Pray with jasmine flowers only,
Please Ma Chandraghanta truly,
With devotion, meditation solely.

With sixteen offerings clearly,
Conclude the prayer with arati,
Praying to her to shower infinitely,
Blessings for the welfare of family.

The planet Shukra governed be,
By Goddess Chandraghanta,
She in hands has weapons many,
To fend for her true devotees.

This form of Durga peaceful be,
And for welfare of her devotees,
In this form, she is ever ready,
For war with her weapons amply.

Prayer
पिण्डज प्रवरारूढा चण्डकोपास्त्रकैर्युता।
प्रसादं तनुते मह्यम् चन्द्रघण्टेति विश्रुता॥
Pindaja Pravararudha Chandakopastrakairyuta
Prasadam Tanute Mahyam Chandraghanteti Vishruta
Ma Chandraghanta establishes justice ever virtuously,
Who is seated on the best among birds [Garuda] visibly,
Who is furious with anger and strength unquestionably,
Who is famous for saving from danger all her devotees.

Stuti
या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ चन्द्रघण्टा रूपेण संस्थिता।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥
Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Chandraghanta Rupena Samsthita
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah

Dhyana
वन्दे वाञ्छितलाभाय चन्द्रार्धकृतशेखराम्।
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॥
Vande Vanchhitalabhaya Chandrardhakritashekharam
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

Stotra
आपदुध्दारिणी त्वंहि आद्या शक्तिः शुभपराम्।
अणिमादि सिद्धिदात्री चन्द्रघण्टे प्रणमाम्यहम्॥
चन्द्रमुखी इष्ट दात्री इष्टम् मन्त्र स्वरूपिणीम्।
धनदात्री, आनन्ददात्री चन्द्रघण्टे प्रणमाम्यहम्॥
नानारूपधारिणी इच्छामयी ऐश्वर्यदायिनीम्।
सौभाग्यारोग्यदायिनी चन्द्रघण्टे प्रणमाम्यहम्॥
Apaduddharini Tvamhi Adya Shaktih Shubhparam
Animadi Sidhidaaryni Chandraghante Pranamamyaham
Chandramukhi Ishta Datri Ishtam Mantra Swarupinim
Dhanadatri, Anandadatri Chandraghante Pranamamyaham
Nanarupadharini Ichchhamayi Aishwaryadayinim
Saubhagyarogyadayini Chandraghante Pranamamyaham

Kavacha
रहस्यम् शृणु वक्ष्यामि शैवेशी कमलानने।
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॥
Rahasyam Shrinu Vakshyami Shaiveshi Kamalanane
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

Arti
जय माँ चन्द्रघण्टा सुख धाम। पूर्ण कीजो मेरे काम॥
चन्द्र समाज तू शीतल दाती। चन्द्र तेज किरणों में समाती॥
मन की मालक मन भाती हो। चन्द्रघण्टा तुम वर दाती हो॥
सुन्दर भाव को लाने वाली। हर संकट में बचाने वाली॥
हर बुधवार को तुझे ध्याये। श्रद्दा सहित तो विनय सुनाए॥
मूर्ति चन्द्र आकार बनाए। शीश झुका कहे मन की बाता॥
पूर्ण आस करो जगत दाता। कांचीपुर स्थान तुम्हारा॥
कर्नाटिका में मान तुम्हारा। नाम तेरा रटू महारानी॥
भक्त की रक्षा करो भवानी।

Ma Durga Shakti is astride a tiger, displays a golden hue to her skin, 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 Mother Chandraghanta

Originally published at navratri9.blogspot.in on October 19, 2015.

Nine Days of Ma Durga: 1.Shailputri 2.Brahmachaarini 3.Chandraghanta 4.Kushmaanda 5.Skand 6.Kaatyayini 7.Kaalratri 8.MahaGauri 9.Sidhidaarti

* Navdurga * Durga Arpan * Devi Mahatmayam * Other Works * Books *

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