Chaitra Navratri 2023 Day 5: Worship Maa Skandamata
By: Future Point | 15-Mar-2023Views : 214
The 5th day of Navratri is associated with worshipping Maa Skandamata. During this Vasant or Chaitra Navratri 2023, the 5th day will be celebrated on 26th March 2023.
Who is Maa Skandamata?
Skandamata is the motherly form of Goddess Parvati. After Goddess Parvati became the mother of Lord Skanda, She came to be known as Skandamata.
Skandamata means 'Mother of Skanda'.
Lord Skanda is the son of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. He is also the brother of Lord Ganesha.
Goddess Sati immolated Herself at the 'Yagya' (a vedic ritual) organized by Her father- Daksha Prajapati, after he insulted Her husband- Lord Shiva.
Soon a demon named Tarakasura, did a penance to please Lord Brahma and when the Lord Brahma appeared, Tarakasura asked for a boon which would let him die only at the hands of Lord Shiva's son.
Lord Brahma granted that boon to Tarakasura and the demon started wreaking havoc in all the worlds as he knew that in the absence of Goddess Sati there would not be a son of Lord Shiva, hence he cannot die.
But since Goddess Sati was the incarnation of 'Adi Shakti' (Primordial form of the Supreme Goddess), She reincarnated in the form of Goddess Parvati and married Lord Shiva.
At the request of other Gods, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati combined their energies and created an intensely powerful seed of energy and got it placed in a lake from which a boy with six faces was born.
Six Krittikas (mothers) raised that boy and hence he was called Kartikeya.
After some time, Goddess Parvati came to take Her son back with Her and named him as Skanda and took on a unique form which is known as Skandamata.
Lord Skanda or Kartikeya grew up and killed Tarakasura. Lord Skanda later became the Chief Commander of the army of Gods and also got the name 'Kumara'.
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Depiction of Maa Skandamata
Maa Skandamata is depicted as seated on a Lion and Lord Skanda in His child form is shown seated in the lap of Maa Skandamata.
She has a 'Shubra Varna' (fair complexion).
The Goddess has four hands and holds 'Kamal Pushpa' (Lotus flowers) in Her upper two hands.
She holds child Skanda in Her other left hand and has the other right hand in 'Abhay Mudra' (A hand position that shows Her giving the boon of fearlessness to devotees).
Maa Skandamata governs planet Mercury.
Significance of Maa Skandamata Worship
One who worships Maa Skandamata, pleases both Her as well as Lord Kartikeya (Skanda).
The Goddess blesses Her devotees with peace of mind and nurtures them just like a mother nurtures her children.
Maa Skandamata bestows abundance in the life of Her devotees by blessing them with wealth and prosperity.
All ailments and discomforts are removed from the life of a devotee by the grace of Maa Skandamata.
She also protects Her devotees from all enemies and malefic influences.
She ensures that Her devotees emerge successful in all endeavours of their lives.
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How to please Maa Skandamata?
In order to please Maa Kushmanda, one should perform the “Dash Mahavidya Puja”.
Dash Mahavidya Puja is the worship of the 10 forms of Goddess Parvati which are known as Dash Mahavidya that She revealed to Her husband- Lord Shiva.
These are the 10 Great forms of Cosmic Power & Knowledge possessed by Goddess Parvati who in turn is another representation of 'Adi Shakti' just like Maa Kushmanda.
The Dash Mahavidyas are:
- Tripurasundari or Shodashi
- Kamalatmika or Kamala
This puja brings the blessings of all forms of Mother Almighty in the life of a person making his/her life as the very manifestation of success, joy & prosperity.
It protects from all malefic energies that could cause harm to a person and also enhances a positive aura of protection around the person.
Dash Mahavidya Puja brings abundance in wealth and bestows good health both physical as well as mental, upon a devotee.
This puja brings clarity in thinking and enhances a person's abilities to excel in every sphere of life.
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Dash Mahavidya Puja
- Dash Mahavidya Puja on your behalf by highly learned Brahmin Priests on all nine days of Navratri.
- You will receive a recording of the Puja that you can watch from the comfort of your home.
Note: The Dash Mahavidya Puja is performed in strict accordance with all Vedic and Devi Puja rules & rituals.
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This incredibly powerful yantra attracts, stores and emanates highly positive & auspicious energies that bring joy, success & prosperity in life!