Chandraghanta Ma, celebrated on the 3rd night of Navratri. This series of 9 sculptures was created in honor of the Hindu holiday of Navratri, the night night celebration of 9 different incarnations of the goddess Durga.
Night 3 of the 9 night holiday is devoted to Chandraghanta Ma. This is a form of the mother in her most terrible and malevolent form when she is provoked by demonic forces and negative energies that threaten to harm her devotees. She wears the crescent moon (Chandra) on her head and rides a tiger. Each of her 10 tiny arms holds a different weapon or offers a boon. She holds a trident, mace, bow, arrow, sword, lotus flower, bell, water pot, and one hand in abhaya mudra, the symbol of blessing and protection with the opposite hand in a gesture of offering.