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Chandraghanta Puja Vidhi – Mantra – How to Perform Goddess Chandraghanta Mata Puja?

Chandraghanta Mata is one among the nine goddess worshipped during Navratri. She is worshipped on the third day of Navratri. Chandraghanta Mata is worshipped for change of luck and for victory in games and success in lottery. She also helps in achieving strengthening Shukra Navgraha in horoscope (janam kundli). Below is Goddess Chandraghanta Puja vidhi or procedure along with mantra. This is a simple guide on how to perform Goddess Chandraghanta Mata Puja and is ideal for performing it at home. Goddess Chandraghanta Mantra ॐ चण्डघंटायै देव्यै : नमः Om Chandraghanta Daivaye Namah When to Perform Goddess Chandraghanta Devi Puja? The ideal day to perform the puja: Third day of Navratri – Tritiya Tithi Tritiya Tithi – the third day after Amavasya (no moon day) in a Hindu lunar month. She has control over Shukra Navgraha. Worship of her will help in overcoming Shukra Navgraha related problems in horoscope. Benefits of Performing Chandraghanta Mata Puja She

Goddess Ishwari

Ishwari is the term used to refer to the Supreme Mother Goddess. When the term is used independently – Goddess Ishwari – is The Goddess Shakti (Mother Goddess). When it is used as a suffix – as in Maheshwari, Parameshwari, Vishveshwari etc – it is used to refer to the female energy of the different manifestation of Shiva. The earliest reference of the use of the term Ishwari is found in the Sri Suktam. Here Shri is referred to as – Ishwari Sarva Bhutanam – Mother of all living and nonliving. Ishwari is also used as suffix to explain the various manifestations of Goddess Shakti as in Goddess Sarveshwari, Goddess Akhileshwari etc. 

Goddess Manasa Devi Story

Manasa Devi is a snake goddess worshipped in eastern parts of India especially in Bengal , Jharkhand and Orissa. She presides over the serpents or Nagas. Her worship is very ancient – some scholars are of the view that she was worshipped from pre-Aryan Time. Manasa Devi is believed to be the daughter of Shiva. Some texts suggest that she is the sister of Snake Vasuki. The popular belief is that she can cure snake bites and give relief to people from any adversity. She is worshipped on the Panchami day in Ashar and Shravan months. The most important date is the Nag Panchami day. Goddess Manasa Devi Story Legend has it that when people stopped worshipping snakes, Manasa requested, Lord Shiva, to include her in the pantheon, so that she is worshiped by humans. Shiva responded that if Chand, a businessman, of Anga kingdom agrees to worship her, then her wish would be fulfilled. Chand had no respect for Mansa Devi as he was an ardent devotee of Shiva. Due to the activ

Laxmaneshwar Temple at Kharod in Chhattisgarh – Laxmeshwar Shiva Mandir

Laxmaneshwar Temple at Kharod in Chhattisgarh is dedicated to Lord and was built during the Ramayana period. This popular religious place and pilgrimage town is located in Janjgir Champa District and is 120 km from the state capital, Raipur. Kharod is known as Kashi of Chhattisgarh as the place is Moksha Dayini – that which helps in attaining liberation from the cycle of births.  Laxmeshwar Shiva Mandir attracts thousands of devotees that the numbers swell during Shivratri and in Shravan month. As per one belief, the Shivling worshipped in Laxmaneshwar Temple was installed by Bhagavan Sri Ram on the request of his brother Laxman. A unique Shivling named Lakshya Shivling believed to have installed by Laxman is also found in the temple. This Shivling is also known as Lakheshwar Mahadev. One hundred thousand (1 lakh) Shivling is engraved in this. It is also believed that the Shivling also leads the Patalpuri – the netherworld. The water poured on the Shivling never overflow

Story of Birth of Murugan

When Adharma flourishes, the Supreme Truth appears in one form or another to restore Dharma and the story of the birth of Murugan is no different. Three demons – Surapadman, Simhamukha and Tarakasura – armed with powerful boon that only a son born of Shiva would kill them embarked on a massive rampage and devastation. The Devas and human beings were overpowered and Adharma flourished. The demons were of the belief that Shiva who was in deep meditation will not return to the life of a householder. So they thought the one destined to fight them will never be born. On advice of Brahma, Kamdev deployed his arrows on flowers to wake up Shiva from his meditation and instill passion for the benefit of the world. Kamdev succeeded in his mission but was burnt into ashes by the fury of Shiva. The divine spark that emanated from Shiva as a result divided into six and Vayu (wind) and Agni (fire) carried them and deposited it in Ganga . The Holy River placed them in a cluster of weed

Hanuman Standing on Demons

There are numerous murtis (idols), sculptures and paintings of Hanuman stamping on demons. One of the most famous painting and sculpture of Hanuman standing on demon is that of him tramping on panvati (bad astrological influence). Others demons are identified as Ravana, Kumbhakarna, Indrajit (Meghnad), Kalanemi and Mahiravana. It is believed by most Hanuman devotees that Hanuman had on one or more occasions defeated the above said demons. Panvati, or Panoti, is a demon mentioned in Puranas and she symbolically represents the all the bad astrological influences caused by the Navagrahas or nine planets. The most popular image of Panoti is that of Hanuman trampling on her. This means that Hanuman can remove all the bad astrological influences.