5th day of Navratri: Honor The Goddess Of Fertility, Skanda Mata

Fifth day of Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Skand Mata. Being the epitome of motherhood, she displays the beautiful bond between a mother and her child. Also known as Padamasani, Skand Mata is also the destroyer of evil and negativity.

Skanda Mata is the goddess of fifth day of Navratri.

Skand Mata is the Goddess who is worshiped on the fifth day of Navratri. She is also known as the mother of Skanda Kumar (Lord Kartikeya). The term Skanda means ‘one who has six heads’. These six heads are associated with five senses and mind. The goddess holds her son in her lap and has three eyes and four arms. She carries lotus in two hands and uses third hand to support her son. She uses her fourth hand for giving boon to the devotees and followers. As, she resides on lotus flower; therefore, she is also known as Padmasani. She rides on a lion and whenever negativity and injustice increases, Skand Mata comes for the rescue.

Rituals Of The Day

Rituals of fifth day of Navratri are done according to Panchopchar Pujan. As per the Puja Vidhi, the goddess is worshipped along with Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma. The atmosphere gets charged with supernatural powers which fulfills the desires of the devotees. To show respect to the Devi, fast is also observed by some devotees. As per the beliefs, mind of devotees enter into Vishuddha Chakra on this day.

Mantra Of The Day

Sinhasan Gata Nitayam Padmashrit Kardvaya |
Shubhdastu Sada Devi Skanda Mata Yashashvini ||

 Lalita Panchami Is Celebrated On The Fifth Day

On the fifth day of Navratri, Lalita Panchami is also celebrated. Goddess Lalita appeared to kill the devil Bhanda, as he was torturing the common people. It is said that worshipping Goddess Lalita on the fifth day of Navratri helps in accomplishment of all tasks and gain of worldly pleasures.

This was all about the fifth day of Navratri and its significance. Worship Maa Skanda Mata with all you can and enjoy all the joys of the world.
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