Saturday, October 9, 2010

Ma Chandraghanta: Propitiated on the Third Navratra

Ma Chandraghanta

The name of the third Shakti is Chandraghanta who establishes righteousness. There is a crescent moon on her forehead. She is charming and radiant. Her colour is golden and She is endowed with three eyes and ten hands. Eight of her hands display weapons like swords and arrows while the remaining two are in the mudras of granting boons and warding off harm.

Chandra plus Ghanta signifies supreme bliss and knowledge, the showering of peace and serenity. This power of Durga rides a tiger ready for waging a battle. An unprecedented image of bravery, the frightful sound of her bell terrifies all the villains, demons and danavas. Goddess Changraghanta is mainly worshipped in Tamil Nadu.

Maha Kali

On the first three days of the navratras we pray to Maha Kali to destroy all our vices.She is the power that protects our spiritual aspiration from its many pitfalls and therefore we worship the destructive aspect of the Mother.

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