Navratri 2020 5th Day: On the fifth day of Navratri, Skandamata Devi is worshipped. Maa Skandamata is the fifth avatar of Navdurga. According to Hindu scriptures, when Goddess Parvati became the mother of Kartikeya, also known as Skanda, she came to be known as Maa Skandamata. Shardiya Navratri is one of the most auspicious periods of the Hindu calendar, when Maa Durga descends on Earth from her abode in Kailash. Today is also Maha Panchami of the Devi Paksha and Durga Puja officially starts on Thursday. Goddess Durga will be welcomed on Maha Shasthi tomorrow.
Navratri 2020 Day 5: Know about Skandamata Devi
Skandamata Maa is seen as carrying Kartikeya on her lap. She mounts a ferocious lion and has four hands. Skandamata Devi carries lotus flowers in two left hands and holds Kartikeya with her right hand. The other right hand is in Abhaya Mudra or the gesture of fearlessness. Skandamata is also known as Goddess Padmasana and she sits on a lotus flower.
Navratri 2020 Day 5: Maa Skandamata Puja Vidhi, Mantra, Stotras
Skandamata Puja Mantra: Devotees chant Om Devi Skandamatayai Namah a hundred and wight times. It is followed by the following prayers n Sanskrit.
Prarthana: Simhasanagata Nityam Padmanchita Karadvaya || Shubhadastu Sada Devi Skandamata Yashasvini
Stuti: Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Ma Skandamata Rupena Samsthita ||
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah
Dhyana: Vande Vanchhita Kamarthe Chandrardhakritashekharam
Simharudha Chaturbhuja Skandamata Yashasvinim
Dhawalavarna Vishuddha Chakrasthitom Panchama Durga Trinetram
Abhaya Padma Yugma Karam Dakshina Uru Putradharam Bhajem
Patambara Paridhanam Mriduhasya Nanalankara Bhushitam
Manjira, Hara, Keyura, Kinkini, Ratnakundala Dharinim
Praphulla Vandana Pallavadharam Kanta Kapolam Pina Payodharam
Kamaniyam Lavanyam Charu Triwali Nitambanim
Stotra: Namami Skandamata Skandadharinim
Shivaprabha Samujvalam Sphuchchhashagashekharam
Lalataratnabhaskaram Jagatpradipti Bhaskaram
Mahendrakashyaparchita Sanantakumara Samstutam
Atarkyarochiruvijam Vikara Doshavarjitam
Nanalankara Bhushitam Mrigendravahanagrajam
Sushuddhatatvatoshanam Trivedamara Bhushanam
Sudharmikaupakarini Surendra Vairighatinim
Shubham Pushpamalinim Suvarnakalpashakhinim
Sushuddha Kala Kandala Subhridavrindamajjulam
Prajayini Prajawati Namami Mataram Satim
Swakarmakarane Gatim Hariprayacha Parvatim
Anantashakti Kantidam Yashoarthabhuktimuktidam
Punah Punarjagadditam Namamyaham Surarchita
Jayeshwari Trilochane Prasida Devi Pahimam
Navratri 2020 day 5: Colour of the day
The colour of the fifth day of Navratri is royal blue. Women who observe Navratri traditionally wear royal blue sarees today. Blue flowers are also used in the puja of Skandamata Devi.