On the fifth day of Navaratri, Devi Skandamata is worshipped alongside her son Skanda or Lord Muruga in child form on the divine mother's lap.
Parvati, Gauri, and Maheshwari are some of the other names for Devi Skandamata. She is known as Skandamata because she is the mother of the warrior deity Skanda.
या देवी सर्वभूतेषु मां स्कन्दमाता रूपेण संस्थिता। नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥ सिंहासनगता नित्यं पद्माञ्चित करद्वया। शुभदास्तु सदा देवी स्कन्दमाता यशस्विनी॥
Skandamata Durga Temple is located at Jaitpura in Varanasi. The temple remainsopen for worship 5:00 am to 12:00 Noon and from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Daily aartis are held twice in the temple.
Yellow/Orange colored clothes are worn on the fifth day of Navratri, as dedication to Goddess Skandamata. These colors stand for optimism and joy.
Skandamata is offered bananas as a symbol of good health. While some devotees present her with fresh bananas, you also may prepare a delicacy with bananas and present it to the Goddess.
Vishudda Chakra is the abode of Maa Skandamata.
Devi Skandamata is symbolised with three eyes and four hands with infant six-faced Lord Skanda on her lap
Riding a lion, the Goddess holds a lotus flower in her upper right and left hands while the other two hands are in defending and granting mudras.
Devi Skandamata is the presiding deity of Lord Surya, worshipping her can bestow rediance and sparkle on you. She can calm your mind, body, and soul
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