‘Chandraghanta Aarti’ is the Aarti dedicated to Maa Chandraghanta Devi, the Third among Navadurga Mata, nine aspects of Goddess Durga worshipped in Navratri Durga Puja. It is popularly recited on third day of Navratri.
In Chaitra Navratri, Chandraghanta Puja date is March 20. In 2018, Chandraghanta Puja date in Durga Navaratra festival is October 12.
Appearance of iconography of Goddess Chandraganta is little complex. Chandraganta has a bell-shaped half moon in her forehead. Hence, this Navdurga mata is called Chandraghanta.
Ten armed Chandraghanta is in golden complexion. In her five hands, she holds weapons like bow, arrow, Trishul (lance), sword and mace. In other three hands, Chandraghanta holds rosary, lotus and kamandal (pitcher). Remaining two hands shows Varada and Abhaya mudra and blesses her devotees. Chandraghanta rides a lion.
Chandraghanta always looks like that she is ready for war against evil or devil demons. Her pleasant looks clears all sorrows and sadness of her devotees. Her roaring voice alerts and makes the Demons to tremble.
Chandraghanta Aarti is in the lines of the popular Aarti song ‘OM JAI JAGDEESH HARE’..