5th day of Navratri: Skandmata

5th day of Navratri
5th day of Navratri

Maa Skandamata, one of the nine forms of Goddess Durga, is worshipped on the fifth day of the festival of Navratri.

It is also considered as Panchami Tithi . This name was given to Mata Parvati after she gave birth to Lord Skanda also known as Kartikeya.

All the deities went to Lord Vishnu to seek his help then Lord Vishnu revealed that Parvati, the incarnation of Goddess Sati is the daughter of King Himalaya and she is destined to marry Lord Shiva. Then Lord Shiva got married to Goddess Parvati and Lord Kartikeya was born.

Everybody is aware of the elder son of Lord Shiva- the great and intelligent God Kartikeya. 

Seeing his great skills and strength to fight against demons, Lord Brahma appointed Lord Kartikeya as the commander in Chief of gods then Lord Kartikeya killed the demon Tarkasur. Since then mother Pavati is glorifed with the name Skanda Mata.

Goddess Skandamata rides a ferocious lion and carries the many-headed baby Kartikeya in her lap. 

5th day of Navratri: Skandmata

The goddess has four hands with the right hand in the Abhaya Mudra. A crescent moon of Lord Shiva can also be found on her forehead. She sits on the lotus flower and because of that Skandamata is also known as Goddess Padmasana. Red-colored flowers are her favorite.

For the purpose of Kundalini Jagaran worshipers who are worshiping NavaDurga, on Navratri day 5 is done by the sadhana of the pure chakra. In order to penetrate this cycle, the seeker must worship Skanda Mata with proper Vidhi-Vidhan.

Devotees receive the blessings of the Goddess who worship the mother with devotion and affection. The wishes of the devotee are fulfilled with the grace of Goddess Skandamata and happiness, peace & prosperity remain in the house.

5th day of Navratri Mantra

5th day of Navratri : Mantra

Enchanted mantra for worshipping Skandmata:

या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु मां स्कंदमाता रूपेण संस्थिता। नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नम:।।

-Priya Kashyap

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