Chandraghanta, the third form of Mother Durga, is worshipped by chanting the mantra on the third day of Navratri. By performing her puja or worship, you are endowed with unlimited powers.
The third form of Mother Durga is Ma Chandharghanta. She is worshiped and celebrated on the third day of Navratri. The Mother has a bell-shaped, half-moon on her forehead, giving her the loving name, Chandhraghanta. Her body is bright like Gold, and is graced with ten arms. In her ten hands, she carries weapons like Khadag(Sword), arrows, etc. The lion is her vehicle. On the third day of Navaratri, the worship of Ma Chandharghanta is of special significance. With the grace of Mother Chandhghanta, you will never face even momentary sadness. All your sins will be washed away by the grace of the Mother. The sufferings of devotees who worship her are quickly removed. The form of Mother Chandhghanta is gentle and full of peace.
When we worship her, we also become full of gentleness, humility and fearlessness as her devotees. The devotees of Mother Chandraghanta offer flowers and fruits to please her. After this they themselves receive it. By focussing and profoundly meditating on Ma Chandraghanta, her hymns and shield brings relief from worldly suffering.
Worship of Mother Chandhangta
Offer red flowers to Mother Chandhanganta, offer red apple and jaggery, perform the puja by ringing bells. If possible, also beat drums and ‘nagadas’ and do her ‘aarti;, this will make the Mother happy and your enemies will be defeated. Offering Prasad made from cow's milk on this day is of particular importance, it gives relief from all kinds of sorrows.
Ma Chandharghta Ki Aarti
Jai Ma Chandraghanta Sukh Dham,
Purna Kejo Mera Kam.
Chandra Samaj Tu Shital Dati,
Chandra Tej Kirano mein samat.
Krodh ko shant banana wali,
Methe bol shikhane wali.
Man ki malik man bhati ho,
Chandhghanta tum var dati ho.
Sundar Bhav ko lane wali,
Har sankat mein bachane wali.
Har budhwar ko tujhe dhyaye,
Shraddha, sahit to vinay sunaye.
Murti Chandra aakar banaye,
Sheesh jhuka kahe man ki baat.
Purna Aas karo jagat data,
Kanchipur stan tumhara.
Karnatika mein maan tumhara,
Naam tera ratun Maharani.
Bhakt ki raksha karo Bhavani.
Vande Vanchit Labhaye Chandradrakrut Shekharam
Sinharudha Chandraghanta Yashasvaneem.
Manipur stitha thritiya Durga Trinetram,
Khang, Gada, Trishul, Chapshar, Padam Kamandalu Mala Varabhetkaraam.
Pattambar Paridhana Mruduhasya Nanalankaar Bhushitaam,
Manjeer haar Keyur, Kinkini, Ratnakundal Manditaam.
Praful Vandana Bibadhaara Kaant Kapolan Tungh Kuchaam,
Kamniyan lavanyan sheenkati nitmabneem.
Psalma or Hymns( Stotra Path)
Aapdhudharini tumhi aadha shakti Shubhapuraam,
Anmadi Siddhidatri Chandraghanta Pranmabhayam.
Chandramukhi Ista Dattari Ishtamantra Swarupaneem,
Dhanadatri, Anandadatri Chandraghante Pranamabhyam.
Saubhagyadayani Chandraghanta Pranamabhyam.
Rahasyam Shinu vrikshyami shaiveshi kamalanane,
Shri Chandraghantasya Kavach sarvasiddhayakam.
Bina Nyasa bina viniyogam bina shapodha bina hom,
Snana souachadi nasti shradhamatren siddhidhaam.
Krishyam kutilaya vanchkaya Nindkaya ch na datavyam ne datavyam na datavyam kadachitam.
We have described the method of worship of Ma Chandharghanta, aarti, meditation, hymns (stotra) and shield(kavach). The one who performs this with a true heart will never face defeat. If you also want to please the Mother, then definitely chant these mantras. This will not only remove all your misery, but you will gain loads of confidence.