5th Day Of Chaitra Navratri – Importance, Puja, Story and Mantra

February 23, 2024

Skandamata form of revered Maa Durga is worshiped on the fifth day of Navratri. Skandamata is recognized as the mother of Kumar Kartikeya. Kumar Kartikeya is also called Skanda. Therefore, this form of Mother Goddess was named after her. Kumar Kartikeya became the commander of the gods in the famous Devasura battle. His vehicle is Peacock. The idol of Skandmata Mamta is considered to be the form of Durga, a symbol of love and affection.

Maa Skandamata Importance 

Apart from the lion, the golden colored Skandamata also sits on a lotus seat, hence the mother is also called Padmasana. When worshiped with a true heart, Skandamata fulfills the wishes of all the devotees and removes their sufferings. Worshiping mother is considered best for having a child. At the time of worship of Mata Rani, tie wedding accessories, red flowers, yellow rice and a coconut in a red cloth and fill the lap of Mata Rani. By doing this, laughter soon starts echoing in the house. Skandmata shows the path to salvation and her worship also leads to knowledge. This form of mother is the embodiment of affection, a true symbol of love and affection.

Maa Skandmata Puja Vidhi

  • Maa Skandmata loves yellow and white colors and if she is worshiped wearing clothes of these colors, she becomes happy.
  • On this day, take bath early in the morning, wear clean clothes and light a lamp in front of the mother’s picture in the temple.
  • After this, do Agyari and offer cloves, camphor and ghee in it.
  • It is considered good to recite Durga Chalisa or Durga Saptashati during Navratri worship.
  • After this, perform aarti of the mother and offer bhog. 
  • During the puja, banana or milk kheer should be offered to Mother Skandmata.

Maa Skandamata Story 

According to mythological beliefs, there was a demon named Tarakasura, whose death was possible only by the son of Shiva. Then Goddess Parvati took the form of Skanda Mata to train her son Lord Skanda (another name of Kartikeya) for war. He trained Lord Skanda for war. It is said that Lord Skanda had killed Tarakasura after taking warfare lessons from Skandamata.

Maa Skandamata Mantra – Chaitra Navratri Day 5 Mantra

Hreem Kleem Swaminya Namah.

ह्रीं क्लीं स्वामिन्यै नमः।

Or Goddess Sarvabhuteshu Maa Skandamata Rupan Sansthita
Namastesayee Namastesayee Namastesayee Namo Namah.

या देवी सर्वभूतेषु मां स्कंदमाता रूपं संस्थिता।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥

Simhasanagata Nityam Padmashritakardvaya
Good wishes always, Goddess Skandmata Yashaswini.

सिंहासनागत नित्यं पद्माश्रितकरद्वया।
शुभ कामना सर्वदा, देवी स्कंदमाता यशस्विनी॥

Wrapping Up

This form of Mother has four arms and she has taken Skanda i.e. Kartikeya in her lap with her right upper arm. The lower arm on this side has a lotus flower in its hand. The left upper arm has Varadamudra and below it is another white lotus flower. Her vehicle is a lion, because she is the presiding goddess of the solar system, hence a supernatural bright circle like the sun is seen around her. Because of always sitting in the lotus position, it is also called Padmasana. If you want to know more information about 5th Day Of Chaitra Navratri, then you can get information by consulting an online astrologer consultation.

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