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Navaratri Day 5 Skandamata Devi



Day -5: SkandaMata Devi:

     Fifth day is Panchami and was celebrated for the Goddess Skandamata. Skanda is one of the name of Lord Muruga or Karthik - The General of the Devas army and the most handsome God. Skandamata is the Mother of Karthik. She is also known as Padmasana.

This is the motherly form of God and she is generous. This mata will been seen with Lord Skanda in her lap, she possesses four arms out of which two holds the lotus flowers. One of her hands is always in the boon-conferring gesture and with the other hand she holds her son Skanda in her lap.

Her complexion is white and she is seated on the lotus. So she is called as Goddess with a lotus seat. Skandamata who posseses the brilliance of the sun fulfills all the desires of her devotees.

Devotees of Skandamata attain all the achievements and treasures of life and she purifies totally the heart of a devotee. Her worship is twice blessed because when we worship her we getting blessings from the Skanda also who is in her lap. Her worship is ultimately conductive to salvation.

Skandmata take care of a devotee as her own child. Devotees must worship Skandamata specifically if they have many obstacles in life. Skandmata then take care of devotee as her own child and remove all his obstacles.

Color of the Navaratri Day 5(17.10.2015):

      Color for this day five to celebrate Maa Skandamata on Oct 17th 2015 is calculated as Grey. Devotees wear Grey color dress and pray to mata to get ultimate strength.

Mantra to chant:

Om Devi Skandmatayayi Namah (108 recitation of this mantra)


Sinhaasangataam Nityam Padmaanchit Kardwayaa

Shubhdaastu Sadaa Devi Skandmata Yashaswini


Skandmata, who rides on Lion with Kartikeya, holds lotus in her two hands and Varmudra in one hand, be propitious to me.





About :

    Lord Shiva and Parvathi was in the state of meditation at that time their powers would mingle together and they form a single energy. Lord Indra in coming to know this informed Lord Agni to take that energy to save them from the demon Tarakasura.

Agni enters the cave and took the energy with him. After meditation Parvathi came to know about this she gave a curse to Lord Agni that he will always be burning. No one can able to touch him ,if so they turn into black ash.

After that Lord Shiva made her calm down and created Lord Karthik or Skanda who is not the son of Parvathi, he was with the six Krittikas. But to parvathi with the mother nature and an example to every one took Skanda as her Son and she took him to the Kailash. So this form of Durga is Skandamata. She rides on Lion to Kailash.


    Skandamata Temple is located at J.6/33, Jaitpura. Devotees will Pray to Skandamata and get double blessings from mata and skanda.


     Devotees prepare Banana sheera, Pulihora and Pesara Boorelu provide it for the devotees as prasadam.

Do & Don't

Do & Don't


  • Do Skandamata Homa to attain power from Goddess.
  • Prefer Fasting during Puja.
  • Do Meditation and think of Goddess to lead a happy life.
  • Do Pooja and Vrat for Goddess to invite her home.
  • Visit nearby temple to get blessings from mata Durga.
  • Offer Banana. This makes us to keep our physique healthy. 



  • Don't eat bitter or non-vegetarian food.
  • Don't use leather items during this period.
  • Don't eat before doing puja in the evening, Eat after 6pm.
  • Don't keep any broken statue in golu area.
  • Don't indulge in any violent activities during puja days.