Everybody is aware about the elder son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. He was the great and the intelligent God Kartikeya. When Goddess Parvati became the mother of Lord Kartikeya (Lord Skanda), she came to be known as Skandamata. The fifth day of Navratri is dedicated to the worship of the Skanda Devi.
About Goddess Skandamata
Goddess Skandamata rides a ferocious lion and carries the many headed baby Kartikeya in her lap. The goddess has four hands with the right hand in the Abhaya Mudra. 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 colored flowers are her favourite.
The Skandamata puja is performed on the Panchami Tithi of the fifth day of Navratri. On this chaitra navratri, this puja falls on Wednesday, 10th April 2019.
For the purpose of Kundalini Jagaran worshipers who are worshiping NavDurga, on Navratri day 5 is done by the sadhana of the pure chakra. In order to penetrate this cycle, the seeker must worship skandamata with proper vidhi-vidhan. Sitting on the holy seat of Kush or blanket for worship, you should start the pooja process in the same way as you have done in Kekar days, then you should pray to Goddess with this mantra "Sinhasanganata Nitya Padma Ashtakarwar Shubhadastu Sada Devi Scandamata Yashaswini. Now worship Goddess Skandmata by Panchapur vidhi. The fast on this day is said to be fruitful. Jai Bhakta Devi Skanda.
Devotees receive the blessings of the Goddess who worship the mother with devotion and affection. The wishes of the devotee fulfills with the grace of Goddess Skandamata and happiness, peace and prosperity remain in the house.
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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.