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Third day of Navratri Dedicated to Goddess Chandraghanta on September 23, 2017

In the nine-day Navratri festival, the third day is dedicated to Goddess Chandraghanta. She is worshipped on September 23, 2017, during Navratri. The name Chandraghanta or Chandra-Khanda is from the semi-circular moon (Chandra) which appears like a bell (Ghanta) on the forehead of Her. Durga is also worshiped as Ashtamukhi and Shorashi in different parts of India on this day. She is the Goddess who can bless a devotee with love and good sex life.



Chandraghanta form of Durga is depicted with 10-arms and she rides a tiger. This form of Durga follows the mild forms of Shailaputri and Brahmacharini. Thus Durga represents all the three aspects of nature.

Among the navgrahas, Chandraghanta has control over Shukra.
Shukra is associated with the second and seventh house in person's kundali or horoscope. Those wishing to have a powerful Shukra should offer worship to Maa Chandraghanta.

Happiness, peace, auspiciousness, wealth, love and a good partner can be attained by worshipping
Goddess Chandraghanta.

The direction of the Goddess is Southeast.
She should be offered pink color flowers.
She likes perfumes and good smell.
The food offering she likes is sweet made using milk and rice.

It is believed that unmarried men and women will have an early marriage with the blessing of the Goddess.

The mantra associated with the Goddess Chandraghanta is
पिण्डजप्रवरारूढ़ा चण्डकोपास्त्रकेर्युता।
प्रसादं तनुते मह्यं चंद्रघण्टेति विश्रुता॥

Goddess Durga is also worshiped as Shorashi in some parts of Western and Northern India on the third day. Another form worshiped on the third day is that of Ashtamukhi.

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