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.
Significance of Navratri Day 5
Maa Skandamata is benevolent and kind. She symbolizes the mother form of Goddess Durga. Maa Skandamata is depicted with four hands and Lord Kartikeya sitting on her lap. She rides a lion. Praying her means you are also worshipping her child. It is believed that Goddess Skandamata also governs the planet Budha. The Skandamata puja done on the fifth day of Navratri will bless the devotees with wisdom.
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.
Navratri 5th Day Puja Rituals:
- Place the Goddess's idol or picture on a clean table.
- Sprinkle Ganga Jal. Keep a pot made out of brass or copper and place a coconut above it.
- On the same table, keep Lord Ganesha, Lord Varun, Navagraha, and all the other Gods and Goddesses.
- After that perform puja using items such as milk, fruits, flowers, sindoor, clothes for the Goddess and other adornments.
- Finish the puja by performing aarti and distribute the prasad.
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Important Dates and Timings:
Navratri 5th Day Puja Date: October 21, 2020
Sunrise: 06:26 AM
Sunset: 05:45 PM
Navratri 5th Day Mantra
Recite the below-mentioned Mantras to get the blessing from the almighty Skanda Mata.
|| ॐ देवी स्कन्दमातायै नमः ||
|| Om Devi Skandamatayai Namah॥
|| या देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ स्कन्दमाता रूपेण संस्थिता। नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः ||
|| Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Ma Skandamata Rupena Samsthita
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah ||
The fifth form of goddess Durga is a symbol of the mother-son relationship who gives immense love and affection to her devotees. It is believed that worshipping Maa Skandamata brings salvation, power, prosperity, and treasures. You can also worship an attuned Shree Yantra to attain power and prosperity. Maa Katyayani, Kalaratri, Mahagauri, and Siddhidatari will be revered by the devotees in the upcoming days.
With Ganesha's Grace,
The GaneshaSpeaks.com Team