Navratri is one of the most auspicious festivals for Hindus and it is celebrated across the entire nation with great pomp. This nine day festival is observed twice a year, in spring and autumn. On Sharad Navratri, devotees worship the nine incarnations of Goddess Durga, known as Navdurga.
Well, this year on the third day of Navratri, devotees worship Goddess Chandraghanta in Shukla Tritiya on September 28, and she is the third form of Godess Durga. She adorns her forehead with a half-moon that looks like a bell.
Her vaahan is known to be a tigress and she carries a Trishul, Gada, Sword and Kamandal in her four left hands and Lotus, Arrow, Dhanush and Japa Mala in her four right hands. It is said that her fifth left hand is in Varada Mudra, and her fifth right hand is in Abhaya Mudra.
Navratri 2022 Day 3 Colour: Royal Blue
The colour blue represents richness and tranquillity.
Navratri 2022 Day 3: Date and Muhurat
According to Drik Panchang, the Shubh Muhrat for day three will begin at 02:28 am (Sept 28) and will end at 01:27 am (Sept 29). The auspicious timing for Brahma Muhurta begins at 04:36 am and ends at 05:24 am.
The inauspicious timing for Rahu Kalam is from 03:12 pm till 04:42 pm.
Navratri 2022 Day 3: Significance
The third form of Goddess Parvati is peaceful and she is always ready for war with all her weapons. According to Hindu scriptures, it is believed that the sound of the moon bell on her forehead expels all evil spirits away from her devotees.
Navratri 2022 Day 3: Puja Vidhi
Here’s a list of steps you need to follow while performing puja vidhi:
The puja begins by bathing the idol of Goddess Chandraghanta in Kesar (saffron), Ganga Jal (holy water) and Kewra (floral water) and placing it on a wooden table.
After this, drape her in golden-coloured clothes and offer her yellow flowers, lotus, sweets, panchamrit and mishri.
Navratri 2022 Day 3: Mantra
Om Devi Chandraghantayai Namah॥
Bhog To Offer For Goddess Chandraghanta
You can offer the goddess milk and makhana kheer, fruits and coconut with its husk.