Goddess Durga takes the avatar of Chandragantha on the third day. The Goddess with a golden hue has a bell shaped half moon on her forehead and so called Chandraghantha. Ma is seated on a Tiger and protects us with her 10 hands and trinethra. In her 5 hands, she holds weapons like sword, mace, bow, arrow and trishul while 3 hands are holding kamandal, japamala and lotus. With her 2 hands she shows the abhaya and varadha mudra.
Prasadam tanute maham chndraghanteti vishrushruta