Shardiya Navratri 2019 Day 5: Goddess Skandmata
The nine nights of Navratri are the most auspicious and anticipated time for devotees of Maa Durga. Navratri is celebrated to cherish the nine avatars of Maa Parvati. The festival concentrates on the spirit of the blessings that are bestowed by the Goddess. It is celebrated to worship Goddess Durga and various forms of her. Navratri is considered as a symbol of power and has the ability to fulfill all the desires of a person.
Navratri comprises nine auspicious days which are celebrated as a means of worshipping various forms of Goddess Durga. The 5th day of Navratri 2019 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, and also has a bright complexion. She is worshipped in many forms like Goddess Parvati, Maheshwari, and Gauri Mata.
Her fourth hand is in Mudra Abhaya. It signifies fearlessness, reassurance, and protection. Sitting atop a lotus, she rides a lion and looks peaceful and a bit benevolent.
5th day of Navratri 2019
The 5th day of Navratri 2019 will fall on the 3rd of October. Goddess Skandmata is known as the Goddess of Fire. She helps his/her devotees with power, salvation, prosperity, and harmony can help to fulfill his/her 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 Hindu culture. Skandmata Maa rules planet Buddha(Mercury). She is considered to bestow one with good health, wealth, fame, and prosperity upon her worshippers. When one worships her with full devotion to gain all the happiness in one’s life. If the individual is affected by Mercury in his/her kundli, one must worship Maa Skandmata as she is considered as the ruler of Mercury.
The importance of Skandmata Puja is not only limited to this. It is considered that Maa Skandmata grants her devotees with good health and an abundance of everything. If any individual worships Maa on the fifth day of Navratri, then he/she will get love and affection from her. She is known to fulfill all the desires of a person. When one worships her, the devotee also gets blessed with Lord Kartikeya as well. Thus, with the blessings of Skandmata, one can lead a happy and prosperous life.
Worshipping Skandmata help the native to get rid of all the sins and Goddess Skandmata blesses her worshippers like a mother and provides them with power and prosperity.
Skandmata Puja Vidhi
Following is the puja vidhi that needs to be followed in order to worship Skandmata in the correct manner:
- For worshipping Skandmata, one must place the idol or statue in a clean place or after cleaning the alter with Gangajal.
- One must keep a sand or brass pot and place a coconut above it.
- On the same table, the idol of Lord Ganesha, Navgraha, and all other gods and goddesses.
- 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.
- 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 ||
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 reach his/her desired destination.
- Her blessings are immense that bestows real peace and prosperity in their life.
- Moksha and Nirvana are achieved with the help of worshipping Maa Skandmata.
- With the help of worshipping Maa Skandmata, an individual moves one step closer to salvation.
Indian astrology offers you the best pooja, performed by Brahmin priests. After performing this Pooja one can be assured that they will be bestowed with prosperity and peace in their lives.
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Om Devi Skandmatayai Namah.
Simhasanagata Nityam Padmanchita Karadvaya,
Shubhadastu Sada Devi Skandmata Yashasvini.
Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Ma Skandmata Rupena Samsthita,
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah.
Namami Skandmata Skandharineem
Shivaprabha Samujwalan Sphuchshagshekharam
Atarkyrochiruvijan Vikar Doshvarjitam
Nanalankar Bhushitan Mrigendravahnagrajam
Shubhan Pushpamalini Sukarnkalpshakhineem
Tamondhkaryamini Shivsvabhao Kaminineem
Sushudh Kaal Kandala Subhadvrindmajullam
Prajayini Prajavati Namami Matarn Sateem
Svakarmakarini Gati Hariprayach Parvateem
Anantshakti Kantidan Yashoarthbhuktimuktitdam
Puna Punarjagdavitan Namamyhan Surachirtam
Jayeshwari Trilochane Praseed Devipahimaam!!
May this Navratri bless you with everything in life and Mata Skandmata brings abundant love, peace, and strength in your life.