Worshipped on the 3rd night this 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. Ma is worshipped in this form in Kanchipuram (Tamil Nadu) India.
Daily ScheduleMaa Durga should be worshiped with PANCHOPCHAR (Fragrances, Flowers, Inceses, Diayas and Rice) or Shodshopchar.
Worshipping Maa Durga’s incarnation as Chandraghanta
Maa Durga’s incarnation as Chandraghanta is worshiped on Third day of Navratri. Its meditation and Mantras are as follows:
Prasadam tanute maham chndraghanteti vishrushruta
Mantra: Om Chandraghantaye Namah
Durga Shaptashati Recitation:
Same way as the first day’s resolution Durga Shaptashati’s recitation should be done; process is same as explained earlier.
If you are reciting according to the Charitras, then you should recite Madhyam Charitra. If you want to complete the recitation of Shaptashati in 7 or 8 days, then you should recite fourth chapter on third day.
Recitation of Shri Ramcahritmanas
Worship in a same way as the second day thereafter and recite the couplet, “Jo sumirat siddhi hoi gan nayak, kari bar badan…..” And after the second rest, recite till 358th couplet from Baalkand.
At the end, do the Aarti of Shri Ram and Hanuman.
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