Oct. 19, 2020, 11:55 a.m. by Dr Gayatri Mohapatra ( 326 views)
The Omnipresent, Omniscent, Omnipotent Jagat Janani!
Divine Shakti manifests as the power to be conscious, to feel ecstasy, the power of desire, to know, and the power to act.
Whatever is offered in devotion with a pure heart -- a leaf, a flower, fruit, or water -- Maa accepts with joy!
The third form of the Nav Durga is the Goddess Chandraghanta signifying spiritual power as well as
Inner strength. Worshipped by her devotees to rid themselves of enemies and obstacles, the Goddess, in a perpetual warring posture, also bestows an aura of divine splendor on them, So much so that Her devotees reflect Her power intangible beams to influence those who come in contact with them.
KNOW YOUR GODDESS
Origin/Birth: She is the married form of the Mother Goddess to the mighty Lord Shiva
Etymological Meaning:After Her marriage, Lord Shiva resides on her forehead like a third eye in the shape of a half-crescent moon ( chandra) shaped like a bell ( ghanta).So she became known as Goddess Chandraghanta.
Worship Day:3rd Day of Navratri (Tritiya Tithi)
Flower To Be Offered: Lotus
Color Associated: Red
Hymn/ Mantra: : Om Devi Chandraghantayai Namah ॐ देवी चन्द्रघण्टायै नम
Also KNown As:Chandrakhanda, Chandika, and Rannchandi
Form/Appearance: The tigress is Her mount and Goddess Chandraghanta wears the semi-circular moon(Chandra) on her forehead. The half-moon on her forehead looks like the bell(Ghanta). She has ten hands with the Trishul, Gada, sword, and kamandalu in Her four left hands and keeps the fifth left hand in Varadamudra. She carries a lotus flower, arrow, Dhanush, and Japa Mala in her four right hands and keeps the fifth right hand in Abhaya Mudra.
In Her honour, we bring to you, in the inimitably unique gayaki of Pandit Jasraj, a composition of immense power and divinity.
The world of Hindustani classical music lost one of its visionary firmaments in the recent passing of the doyen and stalwart of the Mewati Gharana.
Accolades, awards, recognition were showered on the masetro not just by the Government of India, but the International Astronomical Union (IAU) even named an asteroid formally known as 2006 VP32, as Pandit jasraj.
The son- in- law of the legendary filmmaker V. Shantaram and influenced by the great Begum Akhtar, Pandit Ji brought in versatility, flexibility, and dynamism to the Mewati Gharana through his innovations. Thus, the maestro’s unconventional mixing of khayal with elements of bhakti rasa, employing harkats and murkis traditionally used in light classical music, incorporating semi-classical old musical forms such as the Haveli sangeet in Krishna bhajans/kirtans, creating the scintillating form of jugalbandi called Jasrangi etc ensured that Hindustani classical music flowed seamlessly into greater depths of being.
Such was his impact, vision and connect that the people who thronged to hear him likened him to none other than Tansen!
Pandit Jasraj's richly resonant praise of the Goddess Chandraghanta slices like sonic scalpels into our mind, heart, and soul allowing us to bask in Her magnificent splendor and benevolence!
Listen to it here :https://youtu.be/cQfp8spRizg