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Navchandi Yagna and Chandipath

Pranbai C. Arjan Dhanak (Editor)

Chandipath means - Chandi (Mother-Energy)  Path (recitation) The 'Mother' is the manifestation of the Absolute Energy that pervades the Universe.


The Chandi Yagna is a very unique sacrificial rite involving powerful Saptasati mantras. These mandtras are 700 in number, spreading across 13 chapters of the Markandeya Puran. These chapters are divided into three parts.

The 1st chapter is devoted to Ambe Maa, another manifestation of Maa Durga who has been bestowed with different shakti power from all Devtas and combining to become one. Ambe Maa sitting on a lion is a Manifestation of 'Shakti'. The power to breathe, walk, digest etc, comes from Ambe Maa. Therefore is also known as Maha Shakti.  Ambe Maa is worshipped in many forms with each having its own significance.


2nd 3rd and 4th chapters praises the greatness of Goddess Maha Laxmi.


The remaining chapters are devoted to Maa Saraswati, the Goddess of Learning


Chandi Yagna
Durga Maa is worshipped in many forms with each having its own significance. Thus there are different pujas associated with her.

Navchandi is a Durga puja normally done to make wishes come true and can also be performed for many other reasons. By performing the Chandi Yagna, all the sufferings are removed by performing this havan. There is a popular Puranic saying that there are only two Gods who respond immeditately to the prayers of the devotees. They are Goddess Chandi and Lord Ganesh. The tantric puranic texts shows that the Chandi Yagna gives benefits like good health, wealth prosperity, longevity, food, wealth, fame, success, strength etc., Removal of fear ailment, danger, defeat in the hand of adversaries etc., By performing this yagna, evil planetary influences are removed.

Ambe Maa Ki Jai


Source: The Upanishads
The Upanishads represent a great chapter in the history of the human spirit and have dominated Indian philosophy, religion and life for three thousand years. They were originally written in Sanskrit. The authors of these great Upanishads are not known, however a few seers and sages are said to have collected them in volumes.