Maa Chandraghanta - The Mother Goddess with the Half-Moon-Shaped Bell

Maa Chandraghanta is a manifestation of the Divine Mother Goddess Durga. She is worshipped on the third day of the Navaratri festival, which is celebrated twice a year. Chandraghanta means “one who has a half-moon-shaped bell” and refers to the bell-shaped mark on Her Forehead that is shaped like a crescent moon.

Maa Chandraghanta is depicted with ten arms holding various weapons and riding a lion or a tiger. She is known for Her fierceness and courage in battle and is considered to be a symbol of bravery and protection for Her devotees.

According to Hindu mythology, Maa Chandraghanta appeared when Lord Shiva decided to marry Parvati and entered the battlefield with His army. She is believed to have defeated the demon army and protected the Gods and Goddesses from harm.

Worshipping Maa Chandraghanta is believed to bring peace, prosperity, and protection from evil forces. She is also associated with the Manipura chakra, the third chakra that represents self-confidence and power. Meditating on Maa Chandraghanta is said to activate this chakra and bring balance to one’s life.