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Goddess Chandraghanta worshiped on Day 3

Chaitra Navratri: Devotees offer prayer to Goddess Chandraghanta on Day 3

The auspicious nine-day long Navratri festival began on Tuesday, March 28 and third manifestation of Devi Durga, Goddess Chandraghanta, is worshiped today. This form of Goddess Durga is addressed as Chandraghanta as she has a Chandra or half moon, in the shape of a Ghanta (bell), on her forehead. Maa Chandraghanta has three eyes and ten hands holding ten types of swords, weapons and arrows. She establishes justice and gives Her devotees the courage and strength to fight challenges. Navratri is celebrated to worship nine different forms of Goddess Durga - Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skanda Mata, Katyayani, Kalratri, Maha Gauri and Siddhidatri. Composed by Anubha Dhillan