Maa Chandraghanta – Navratri Day 3

The third facet of Goddess Durga is ‘Chandraghanta’, who is worshiped on the third day of Navaratri, for peace, tranquility and prosperity in life. She has a ‘chandra’ or half moon in her forehead in the shape of a ‘ghanta’ or bell. That is why she is called ‘Chandraghanta’.

She is charming, has a golden bright complexion and rides a lion. She has ten hands, three eyes and holds weapons in her hands. The lion signifies Dharma, eight of Her hands display weapons while the remaining two are respectively in the mudras of gestures of boon giving and stopping harm. Devi Maa is posed as to be ready for war.

 


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