Day three of Chaitra Navratri is dedicated to Devi Chandra ghanta, the shakti of Shiva and vanquisher of demons. After 3000 years of Tapa, Parvati attained lord shiva as her husband, Parvati adorned herself with a crescent moon. The half-moon on her forehead looks like the bell (Ghanta) and because of this, she is known as Chandra-Ghanta. She is the married form of Devi, adorned with a red silk saree and heavenly jewels. She mounts a tiger named Somanandi and is equipped with all weaponry. She is a war goddess and fierce warrior. She is the shakti of Shiva.
After Devi parvati’s return from tapa, Himalaya started the preparations for her grand wedding. It was a huge affair, lord Narayana played the role of her brother and the events of her wedding began. On the other hand, the groom was also preparing a shocking surprise for all of them.
The Barat procession of lord shiva was unusual. It has ghosts, pishachas, ghouls, and pretas as the baratis. The groom was adorned with the shamshan Bhasma (ashes of the dead), snakes ,and tiger skin, sitting opposite on a humongous bull. The wedding procession was terrified everyone at Devi's home. Her mother mainavati fainted after seeing the Barat and refused to marry her daughter to such a man.
Bhagwan Narayan came to shiva’s rescue and groomed her to be the most handsome man in the world. On the other hand, Devi Lakshmi and Bhudevi dolled up Devi Parvati and adorned her head with a half-moon. This form of Devi Parvati is known as Chandra Ghanta. In this form, Devi Parvati became the shakti of Shiva and accepted him as her husband.
Published on: 04-04-2022