Worship Goddess Skandamata on Navratri Fifth Day
Goddess Skandamata is worshipped on the 5th day of Navratri. The fifth form of Devi Durga is the mother of Lord Kartikeya, who is also called Skanda. When Goddess Parvati became the mother of Lord Skanda (also known as Lord Kartikeya), Mata Parvati was known as Skandamata Devi.
The Legend of Maa Skandamata
As per legends, when Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati were meditating, their energies combined into a divine. It was foretold that the child born out of these energies will kill the demon Tarakasur, and thus, Lord Indra instructed Lord Agni to steal this divine energy. When Devi Parvati found out about Lord Agni, she got angry and cursed him to be an all-burner who will burn anyone who touches him and will not know the difference between right and wrong. The child born from that divine energy was the God of War, Skanda or Kartikeya, who went on to kill Tarkasur when he grew up.
Important Dates and Timings:
Navratri 5th Day Puja Date: 19 October 2023
Sunrise: 06:57 AM
Sunset: 06:59 PM