Chandraghanta Kavach (Chandraghanta Mata Kavacham) is a prayer dedicated to Goddess Chandraghanta Mata, 3rd among Navadurga Goddesses (Nine aspects of Goddess Durga).
Chandraghanta Puja is observed on third day of Navratri – in Vasant Navratri & Ashwin Navratri (Sharad Navratri).
Third day of Navratri is also observed as Sindhur Tritiya, Sowbhagya Teej, Gauri Teej, etc.
Here are the lyrics of Chandraghanta Kavach
Rahsayam Shrunu Vakshayami Shaiveshi Kamalanne |
Shri Chandraghantasya Kawach
Bina Nyasam Bina Viniyogam Bina Shapoddhar Bina Homam |
Snanam Shauchadianastit Shraddhamatren Siddhidham ||
Kushishyam Kutilayam Vanchkaya Nindakayacha |
Na Datavyam Na Datvyam padatavyam kadacitam||
During Navratri 2023, Chandraghanta Puja is observed on October 17 (Sindhur Tritiya / Sindhara Teej).