The fifth form of Nav Durga, Maa Skandamata Is devoted on the 5th day of Navratri. Who is Maa Skandamata? What is the story of Skandamata? What is the significance of the Navratri fifth day? Here’s everything you need to know about the fifth form of Goddess Durga. You can also find the mantra and aarti of Maa Skandamata here.
Who is Maa Skandamata?
The fifth form of Navdurga is Maa Kushmanda. She holds her son, “Skand”, a many-headed baby in her lap.
Maa Skandamata has 3 eyes and 4 hands. Two hands hold lotuses while the other 2 hands display defending and granting gestures. 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-coloured flowers are her favourite.
Goddess Skandamata rides a ferocious lion. Navratri’s 5th night is worshipping Maa Skandamata.
Navratri’s fifth day is worshipped for the purpose of Kundalini Jagaran. In order to penetrate this cycle, the seeker must worship Skanda Mata by the sadhana of the pure chakra.
It’s said that by the mercy of Maa “Skandmata”, even the idiot becomes an ocean of knowledge such as “Kalidas”.
Maa Skandamata Story
As we know that the elder son of Shiva and Goddess Parvati is Kartikeya. He was the great and intelligent. When Goddess Parvati became the mother of Kartikeya (Skanda), she came to be known as Skandamata. She is also known as Padmasana or Skanda Devi
Om Devi Skandamatayai Namah.
Simhasanagata Nityam Padmanchita Karadvaya,
Shubhadastu Sada Devi Skandamata Yashasvini.
Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Ma Skandamata Rupena Samsthita,
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah.
Maa Skandamata Aarti in Hindi
जय तेरी हो स्कन्द माता। पांचवां नाम तुम्हारा आता॥
सबके मन की जानन हारी। जग जननी सबकी महतारी॥
तेरी जोत जलाता रहूं मैं। हरदम तुझे ध्याता रहूं मै॥
कई नामों से तुझे पुकारा। मुझे एक है तेरा सहारा॥क
ही पहाड़ों पर है डेरा। कई शहरों में तेरा बसेरा॥
हर मन्दिर में तेरे नजारे। गुण गाए तेरे भक्त प्यारे॥
भक्ति अपनी मुझे दिला दो। शक्ति मेरी बिगड़ी बना दो॥
इन्द्र आदि देवता मिल सारे। करे पुकार तुम्हारे द्वारे॥
दुष्ट दैत्य जब चढ़ कर आए। तू ही खण्ड हाथ उठाए॥
दासों को सदा बचाने आयी। भक्त की आस पुजाने आयी॥
Navratri is a festival that continues for nine days. People worship the different forms of the goddess Durga in these nine days.
To get the blessing of Skandmata, we should worship on the fifth day of Navratri. For the preparation of Navratri, we should know the exact date for each day of Navratri. Checkout:- Navratri Date 2023