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Shardiya Navratri 2022 Day 5:
People celebrate day 5 of the auspicious festivity of Navratri by worshiping Maa Skandamata, the other form of Maa Durga. Skanda is another word for Kartikeya and Mata denotes mother. In other words, Lord Kartikeya is the son of Maa Shakti.
Maa Skandamata is the Goddess of fire and is illustrated on a lion with baby Kartikeya in her lap and a lotus in her hands. Followers idolize this avatar on this day to remove negative thoughts and receive vigor, prosperity, and happiness.
Navratri 2022 Day 5 Shubh Muhurt:
The Brahma Muhurta according to Drik Panchang, will commence from 4:37 a.m and halt at 5:25 a.m on 30th September. Abhijit Muhurta will begin from 11:47 a.m and cease at 12:35 p.m.
Color of Navratri 2022 Day 5:
Green is the color of the day as it signifies development, nature, and endurance.
Maa Skandamata Puja Vidhi and Samagri:
First of all, a photo or figure of Mata Skandamata should be installed and then rinsed with Gangajal. Keep a coconut above a pot made out of brass or clay. On the same chowki, place Lord Ganesha, Lord Varun, Navagraha, Shodash Matrika (16 Goddesses), and Sapta Ghrit Matrika (put seven sindoor dots). After that conduct puja offering milk, flowers, fruits, roll, sindoor, clothes for the Goddess, and other shringar items.
On this day, Maa Skandamata is presented with yellow flowers, Gangajal, kumkum, and ghee. Then Maa Skandamata Mantras are chanted, Stotra Path and Stuti are also recited. The puja is complete after performing aarti.
A unique bhog consisting of a variety of delicacies prepared with banana is also given to the Goddess.
Navratri 2022 Day 5 Significance:
Maa Skandamata, who is the avatar of motherliness, is known for being calm, forgiving, and full of affection for all.
The Goddess possesses four hands, one carries ‘Skanda’ (her son) and the other one is in Abhaya Mudra, and the last two grip the lotuses. This avatar of Goddess Durga governs the planet Budha. It is said that because of Maa Skandamata, Sanskrit scholar Kalidasa was motivated to write two classic creations – ‘Meghdoot’ and ‘Raghuvansh Maha Kavya’.
Maa Skandamata is known to endow her supporters with energy, redemption, and fortunes, and can award knowledge to the most ignorant people if they worship her.
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