Navaratri day 3 honours Chandraghanta, the ‘one who has a half-moon shaped like a bell, her third eye is always opened and she is always ready for war against demons’. Her story invites grace, bravery and courage..She is a warrior form who, at the same time, is caring, benevolent and representes motherly qualities. She is the very embodiment of serenity.
Navaratri day 4 bows to Kushmanda. Ku means ‘a little’, Ushma ‘warmth’ or ‘energy’ and Anda means ‘cosmic egg’. She creates the world with her smile and reminds her that a little power, in the correct form, can go a long way. .She is the source of the sun’s power. Without her, the sun’s light and energy will grow dim and fade away.