The third of Navratri festival is dedicated to Maa Chandraghanta, the third incarnation of Maa Durga. The third day of navratri is of great importance as the devotees get the peace of mind and witness the divine things.
वन्दे वांछितलाभाय चन्द्रर्धकृत शेखराम्।
वृशारूढ़ा शूलधरां शैलपुत्री यशस्वनीम्॥
पूणेन्दु निभां गौरी मूलाधार स्थितां प्रथम दुर्गा त्रिनेत्राम्॥
पटाम्बर परिधानां रत्नाकिरीटा नामालंकार भूषिता॥
प्रफुल्ल वंदना पल्लवाधरां कातंकपोलां तुग कुचाम्।
कमनीयां लावण्यां स्नेमुखी क्षीणमध्यां नितम्बनीम्॥
During Navratri, people from villages and cities gather to perform ‘puja’ on small shrines representing different aspects of Goddess Durga, including Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Saraswati.
The Hindu Festival, Navratri, Nava meaning nine, and Ratri meaning nights, is typically observed in the fall between the months of September and October, although specific dates are determined in accordance to the lunar calendar and can vary each year. In some parts of India, a Navaratri festival is celebrated in the spring as well as the fall (Fuller) and is a nine night, ten day festival, in which the Mother Goddess and her various forms are celebrated each day .