Today is the third day of the Navratri and the third day is of Maa Chandraghanta, she is the third manifestation of Maa Durga who is worshiped on the third day of Navratri.
Maa Chandraghanta is one Who establishes justice and wears crescent moon on Her head. Because of this bell-shaped mark of the moon which is present on the forehead of Maa Chandraghanta, Maa is known as Chandraghanta. The colour of her body is golden, she rides on lion who describes “dharma”, possesses ten hands and three eyes, 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.
“Chandra Ghanta” meaning supreme bliss and knowledge, showering peace and serenity, like the cool breeze in a moonlit night. By her blessings, all the hindrances coming in way of a person are removed. Her pleasant looks clear all sorrows and sadness of her devotees. Her roaring voice alerts and makes the Demons tremble.
During the battle between the Gods and demons, the horrible sound of the Goddess’ bell or ghanta sent thousands of demons to the abode of death. Her warring pose shows Her eagerness to destroy all the bad forces which are troubling Her devotees.
White is the color of the day.