Sharad Navratri 2023: Day 5 of Goddess Skandmata

Indian Astrology | 17-Oct-2023

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The nine days (and nights) of Sharad or Shardiya Navratri are the most auspicious and anticipated time for devotees of Goddess or Maa Durga in the ‘Sharad Ritu’ or Autumn season. Navratri is celebrated to cherish the nine avatars of Maa Durga. The festival is celebrated to worship Goddess Durga in Her 9 forms. Navratri is considered as a spiritually charged period that has the ability to fulfill all the desires of a person.


Navratri comprises nine auspicious days (and nights) which are celebrated as a means of worshipping various forms of Goddess Durga. The 5th day of Navratri is devoted to Goddess Skandmata. She is considered as the fifth incarnation of Goddess Durga and also the mother of Lord Kartikeya.


The Appearance of Goddess Skandmata

She is considered to have four arms, three eyes along with a bright complexion. She is worshipped in many forms like Goddess Parvati, Maheshwari, and Gauri Mata. Her fourth hand is in Abhaya Mudra. It signifies fearlessness, reassurance, and protection. She rides a lion and looks peaceful and benevolent.


Date of the 5th Day of Navratri 2023: 19th October 2023

The 5th day of Navratri 2023 will fall on the 19th of October. Goddess Skandmata is known as the Goddess of Fire. She blesses Her devotees with power, salvation, prosperity, and harmony to fulfill their dreams. The image of Goddess Skandmata is usually portrayed holding Lord Skanda in an infant form.


Significance of Goddess Skandmata Puja

  • Navratri is an important festival in the Hindu culture. Maa Skandmata rules planet Buddha (Mercury). She is considered to bestow good health, wealth, fame, and prosperity upon Her devotees.
  • A person gets all the happiness in life when he/she worships the Goddess with a devout heart. If the individual is affected by Mercury in his/her kundli or horoscope, then he/she must worship Maa Skandmata as She is considered as the ruler of Mercury.
  • It is considered that Maa Skandmata grants Her devotees sound health and an abundance of everything good.
  • If a person worships Maa on the fifth day of Navratri, then he/she will get Her immensely auspicious blessings. She is known to fulfill all the desires of a person.
  • When a devotee worships Maa Skandmata, he/she gets the blessings of Lord Kartikeya as well. Thus, with the blessings of Maa Skandmata, one can lead a happy and prosperous life.
  • Worshipping Maa Skandmata helps the native to get rid of sins. Goddess Skandmata blesses Her devotees like a mother and provides them with power and prosperity.


Maa Skandmata Puja Vidhi

Following is the puja vidhi that needs to be followed in order to worship Maa Skandmata in the correct manner:

  • For worshipping Maa Skandmata, one must place the idol or statue of the Goddess in a clean place or altar after cleaning with Gangajal.
  • One must keep a clay or brass pot and place a coconut above it.
  • On the same platform, the idol of Lord Ganesha must be placed.
  • The puja must be performed with items such as milk, honey, fruits, flowers, sindoor, roli, and clothes for the Goddess.
  • Offering a red-colored flower is the next thing that needs to be done.


Benefits of Worshipping Maa Skandmata

Following are the benefits of worshipping Maa Skandmata:

  • Worshipping Maa Skandmata helps to achieve Her profound blessings.
  • With Her blessings, an individual can achieve great success & prosperity in life.
  • Her blessings are immensely auspicious that bestow real peace and prosperity in the lives of Her devotees.
  • Moksha and Nirvana are achieved with the blessings of Maa Skandmata.
  • With the help of Maa Skandmata, an individual gets bliss, harmony, peace & happiness in life.
  • Following is the mantra that needs to be performed in order to complete the puja:

सिंघासनगता नित्यम पद्माश्रितकरद्वया |
शुभदास्तु सदा देवी स्कन्द माता यशश्विनी ||

Singhasanagata Nityam Padmashritkarvaya |
Shubhadastu Sada Devi Skanda Mata Yasashwini ||


Mantra for the 5th Day of Navratri

This mantra to please Maa Skandmata should be recited at the time of the Puja by the devotees to seek the blessings of the Goddess.


सिंघासनगता नित्यम पद्माश्रितकरद्वया |
शुभदास्तु सदा देवी स्कन्द माता यशश्विनी ||

Singhasanagata Nityam Padmashritkarvaya |
Shubhadastu Sada Devi Skanda Mata Yasashwini ||


These 9 days are considered highly auspicious during which the devotees worship the different forms of Maa Durga. We highly recommend you to book a Navratri Puja from Indian Astrology for getting blessed by the Mother Almighty!


Navratri Pujas to Seek Maa Durga’s Blessings

There are many pujas (Vedic worship rituals) mentioned in the holy Hindu scriptures to please all forms of Maa Durga also known as Nav Durga. These pujas are extremely powerful rituals that open up the doorway to Devi’s grace & blessings in the life of a devotee.

One such puja which is widely opted for by the devotees is the Navratri Maha Hawan & Kanya Pujan.

Now, performing Navratri Pujas (including the Navratri Maha Hawan & Kanya Pujan) strictly in-accordance with all the Vedic rules & rituals on your own would not be easy for most of the people. Therefore, ‘Indian Astrology’ offers you the opportunity to book any or all of the Navratri Pujas that it offers.

The pujas will be performed in your name by a highly learned Brahmin priest while following all the Vedic rules & rituals. Furthermore, you will be provided with the video recording of the puja that would be performed on your behalf.

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