Key Points

Story Of Maa Chandraghanta - Navratri Day 3

Welcome to the fascinating story of Maa Chandraghanta, as we delve into the mystical realm of Navratri, a nine-night festival celebrating the divine feminine energy. On the auspicious occasion of Navratri Day 3, this ethereal tale unfolds, taking us on a journey through courage, devotion, and triumph.

Join us as we uncover the captivating legend of Maa Chandraghanta, who symbolizes strength, grace, and protection, and discover the profound significance she holds during this sacred festival.

Maa Chandraghanta
Chandraghanta Mata


🔖 Topic Of Contents:


Maa Chandraghanta story

On the third day of the auspicious celebration or festival of Navratri, we pray to Devi Chandraghanta. Maa Chandraghanta, the goddess whose forehead is bedecked with a crescent-shaped moon that also looks like the bell of a temple. 'Ghanta' means the Bell of Temple.

In one of her previous births, Devi Durga was born as Sati and she has self-immolated herself. When she was born again, she was born to Himalaya and Mena, the God of the mountains. It is said that Himalaya and Mena had done severe penance and prayed to Adi Shakti, and Devi Durga blessed them that herself took birth as their daughter Parvati.

Maa Parvati on the insistence of Narad Muni went into a severe penance to win the love of Lord Shiva. After a severe penance Lord Shiva agreed to marry her. However, after he had lost Sati, Lord Shiva had become detached. He did not care any longer about anything. So when he came down to Himalaya and Mena's house for the wedding ceremony, he appeared to look scary with his matted hair, his body covered in ash, snakes all over his body. His looks scared all the people who had assembled there for the wedding. And so much that his wedding processions comprised ascetics, ghouls, ghosts.

Some of the relatives of Himalaya and Mena even fainted out of sheer fear. When Parvati saw him, she was upset. Yes, she was scared too but she did not want to give up; not now, not after that severe penance that she went through. So she took a very scary form too. She was huge; she was sitting on a lion and grew ten arms. She carried a different thing in each hand, a trident in one, a mace in one, an arrow, a bow, a sword, lotus, goad, bell, kamandal and she left her tenth hand to bless her devotees.

Then after she closed her eyes with a pure heart and she prayed to Lord Shiva and begged him to change his avatar (Look). She prays him to change his form; to come there as a more presentable groom, and also to bring along a more presentable procession.

Lord Shiva heard her prayers and at once transformed into his handsome avatar. And his wedding procession too transformed and comprised gods, goddesses. And both of them were married with a lot of pomp and show. Since that day, the third day of Navratri, we celebrate and pray to Maa Chandraghanta, the third avatar of Devi Durga or Adi Shakti Devi Durga.


Final Thoughts

The story of Maa Chandraghanta beautifully depicts the courage, strength, and determination of the human spirit. Her fierce yet compassionate nature serves as a symbol of empowerment and reminds us that embracing our inner warrior can help us overcome any obstacles in life.

By worshipping Maa Chandraghanta, we can invoke her divine blessings, finding solace and guidance in her presence. Her story serves as an inspiration to never back down in the face of adversity and to always stand up for what is right.

May Maa Chandraghanta continue to guide us on our journey, filling our lives with positivity, peace, and devotion.


Read More: