The festival of Navratri is one of the most revered Hindu festivals that is celebrated for 9 nights in honor of Goddess Durga, whose 9 avatars are worshiped during this period.
Navratri falls four times in a year and two among them hold special importance these are- Chaitra Navratri, which falls in the Hindu month of Chaitra, which means in March/April as per Gregorian calendar and the second one is Shardiya Navratri, which falls in the Hindu month of Ashvin (September/October).
Navratri 2022 Day 3
This year’s Shardiya Navratri has already begun from September 26, 2022 and today is the third day in which all the devotees of the Hindu community are worshiping the Chandraghanta avatar of Goddess Durga. In the first two days Shailaputri and Brahmacharini incarnations of the goddess are worshiped, respectively.
Navratri Day 3: Date & Shubh Muharat
The third day of Navaratri is celebrated on September 28. According to Dirgh Panchang, the Shubh Muhurat begins at 02:28 am on September 28 and will end at 01:27 am on September 29. The auspicious time of Brahma Muhurata begins at 04:36 am and ends at 05:24 am.
About the Chandraghanta Avatar of Goddess Durga
Goddess Chandraghanta is the married avatar of Maa Parvati. As per the legend, after marrying Lord Shiva, Maa Parvati adorned her forehead with the Ardhachandra(half moon). This is why Goddess Parvati is called Maa Chandraghanta.
The color of her body is bright Golden and she rides on a lion, who is the symbol of Dharma. She possesses ten hands, three eyes and holds trishul, gada, sword, arrow, bow, kamandal, lotus and japa mala in her hands. There is a chandra placed on her forehead in the shape of a ball or a “Ghanta”.
Prime Minister also posted a video on his social media on the occasion of the third day of Navratri.
नवरात्रि में आज दुर्गा मां के तीसरे स्वरूप देवी चंद्रघंटा की पूजा-आराधना का दिन है। उनकी असीम कृपा से हर किसी का जीवन वीरता और विनम्रता से सुशोभित हो, यही प्रार्थना है… pic.twitter.com/xXX1G4i4y3
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 28, 2022