On the fifth day of the Navratri festival, Goddess Skandmata is worshipped who is the fifth incarnations of goddess Durga. She is the mother of Skanda Kumar (lord Kartikeya) who is the brother of lord Ganesha. Lord Kartikeya was the commander in chief against the war of demons. Skandmata is the daughter of Himalaya and wife of the lord Shiva. The navratri fifth day puja’s rituals are the same as it is on other days.
The other names of Skandmata are Mata Gauri, Uma, Parvati, Padamasana Devi and Maheswari. Here are the reasons why she is called by these names. She is the mother of Skanda Kumar so she is known as Skandmata. She has the Gaur Varana so the name Mata Gauri comes. She is the daughter of king of mountains so she is known as Parvati. Being seated on the lotus in state of meditation, she is called by the name Padamasana devi. She married to lord Mahadev hence called with the name Maheswari.
|NAVRATRI DAY 5 INFOMRATION|
|NAVRATRI DAY 5 DATE||17 April, 2021|
|FIFTH DAY GODDESS||Maa Skandmata|
|OTHER NAMES||Padamasani, Maheshwari, Parvati, Mata Gauri, Uma|
|DONATION (DAAN)||Channa Dal|
|WEAPON||Lotus, Abhaya Mudra|
|NAVDURGA - AVATAR||Fifth Incarnation of Goddess Durga|
|MANTRA||ॐ देवी स्कन्दमातायै नमः॥ - Om Devi Skandamatayai Namah॥|
Devi Skanda Mata full-fills all the wishes of her devotees from all over the world. The devotees who worship this form of Goddess Durga get Moksha (Get free from the cycle of birth and death).
When people worship goddess Skandmata on the fifth day of navaratri, they are automatically worshipping lord Murgan/lord Kartikeya (in baby form).
Skand Mata has bright complexion, have four hands and three eyes and rides the roaring lion. In her upper two hands, she carries lotus flower while in below right hand, she holds Skanda Kumar (six faced) in his infant form or baby Murgan in her lap. Lord Kartikeya is also known as lord Murgan or Skanda Kumar. The fourth hand, below left hand is in Abhaya Mudra for blessing the devotees. She is often depicted seated on a lotus flower in the idol that is why she is also called Devi Padmasana. The fifth day of navratri or Devi Skandmata is a symbol of mother-son relationship. On Navrtri fifth day, the Devotees who worship Lord Skanda Mata with huge devotion and pure mind/soul blessed with love and affection.
Recite the below mentioned Mantras, Stutis and Shloakas to get the blessing from the almighty Skanda mata. The mantras and Stutis are in English and Hindi language format.
“सिंहासनगता नित्यं पद्माश्रितकरद्वया | शुभदास्तु सदा देवी स्कन्द माता यशस्विनी." ||
Sinhasangata Nityam Padmashritkardvya, Shubhdastu Sada Devi Skand Mata Yashswini.
या देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ स्कन्दमाता रूपेण संस्थिता। नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥
Yaa Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Skandamata Rupena Samsthita। Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah॥
वन्दे वाञ्छित कामार्थे चन्द्रार्धकृतशेखराम्। सिंहरूढ़ा अष्टभुजा कूष्माण्डा यशस्विनीम्॥ भास्वर भानु निभाम् अनाहत स्थिताम् चतुर्थ दुर्गा त्रिनेत्राम्। कमण्डलु, चाप, बाण, पद्म, सुधाकलश, चक्र, गदा, जपवटीधराम्॥ पटाम्बर परिधानां कमनीयां मृदुहास्या नानालङ्कार भूषिताम्। मञ्जीर, हार, केयूर, किङ्किणि, रत्नकुण्डल, मण्डिताम्॥ प्रफुल्ल वदनांचारू चिबुकां कान्त कपोलाम् तुगम् कुचाम्। कोमलाङ्गी स्मेरमुखी श्रीकंटि निम्ननाभि नितम्बनीम्॥
Vande Vanchhita Kamarthe Chandrardhakritashekharam। Simharudha Ashtabhuja Kushmanda Yashasvinim॥ Bhaswara Bhanu Nibham Anahata Sthitam Chaturtha Durga Trinetram। Kamandalu, Chapa, Bana, Padma, Sudhakalasha, Chakra, Gada, Japawatidharam॥ Patambara Paridhanam Kamaniyam Mriduhasya Nanalankara Bhushitam। Manjira, Hara, Keyura, Kinkini, Ratnakundala, Manditam॥ Praphulla Vadanamcharu Chibukam Kanta Kapolam Tugam Kucham। Komalangi Smeramukhi Shrikanti Nimnabhi Nitambanim॥