Sharad navratri day 5

Navratri Fifth Day 2023

On the fifth day of the Navratri festival, Goddess Skandmata is worshipped who is the fifth incarnations of goddess Durga. She is the mother of Skanda Kumar (lord Kartikeya) who is the brother of lord Ganesha. Lord Kartikeya was the commander in chief against the war of demons. Skandmata is the daughter of Himalaya and wife of the lord Shiva. The navratri fifth day puja’s rituals are the same as it is on other days.

The other names of Skandmata are Mata Gauri, Uma, Parvati, Padamasana Devi and Maheswari. Here are the reasons why she is called by these names. She is the mother of Skanda Kumar so she is known as Skandmata. She has the Gaur Varana so the name Mata Gauri comes. She is the daughter of king of mountains so she is known as Parvati. Being seated on the lotus in state of meditation, she is called by the name Padamasana devi. She married to lord Mahadev hence called with the name Maheswari.

About Maa Skandmata

Skand Mata has bright complexion, have four hands and three eyes and rides the roaring lion. In her upper two hands, she carries lotus flower while in below right hand, she holds Skanda Kumar (six faced) in his infant form or baby Murgan in her lap. Lord Kartikeya is also known as lord Murgan or Skanda Kumar. The fourth hand, below left hand is in Abhaya Mudra for blessing the devotees. She is often depicted seated on a lotus flower in the idol that is why she is also called Devi Padmasana. The fifth day of navratri or Devi Skandmata is a symbol of mother-son relationship. On Navrtri fifth day, the Devotees who worship Lord Skanda Mata with huge devotion and pure mind/soul blessed with love and affection.


NAVRATRI DAY 5 DATE 19 October, 2023
TITHI Panchami
OTHER NAMES Padamasani, Maheshwari, Parvati, Mata Gauri, Uma
BHOG Banana
PLANET Mercury
CHAKRA Vishuddha (Throat)
WEAPON Lotus, Abhaya Mudra
NAVDURGA – AVATAR Fifth Incarnation of Goddess Durga
MANTRA ॐ देवी स्कन्दमातायै नमः॥ – Om Devi Skandamatayai Namah॥

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