ॐ देवी चन्द्रघण्टायै नमः॥
Om Devi Chandraghantayai Namah॥
‘Chandra Ghanta’ is Divine Mother’s third face worshipped on the third day of Navaratras. Exemplifying tranquility, peace and material well-being, She is idolized for bestowing courage and ridding life from evil influences. She gets Her name because a ‘Chandra’ (half moon) adorns Her forehead akin a ‘Ghanta’ (bell).
Her demeanor is extremely peaceful. Astride a tiger, She evokes a spontaneous sense of adoration and awe among devotees with three eyes on her golden face and ten hands holding incongruous assortment, including glinting weapons, a lotus flower and a Kamandalu.
She reigns over the Manipur Chakra [or Nabhi (navel) Chakra] symbolized by a lotus with 10 petals.
Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Chandraghanta Rupena Samsthita। Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah॥
पिण्डज प्रवरारूढा चण्डकोपास्त्रकैर्युता।
प्रसादं तनुते मह्यम् चन्द्रघण्टेति विश्रुता॥
Pindaja Pravararudha Chandakopastrakairyuta।
Prasadam Tanute Mahyam Chandraghanteti Vishruta॥
by Team Ganges India