The festival of Navratri is here. Navratri started on 26 September and will be going on till 5 October. Navratri, which is celebrated all across the country, marks the homecoming of Maa Durga to earth from Kailash Parvat. Goddess Shakti or Goddess Durga is worshipped on these days.
Goddess Skandamata, the fifth form of Navdurga is known for blessing her devotees with prosperity, power, and salvation. This year, Goddess Skandamata will be worshipped on 30 September, Friday. Navratri is a nine-day event during which people across the country are energized spiritually. During these nine days, devotees worship the nine different avatars of Maa Durga and offer prasad while grandly celebrating the occasion.
Significance of Skandamata
Skandamata derives her name as she is the mother of Lord Skanda, the warrior god who is also known as Kartikeya and Murugan. The fifth form of Navdurga, the nine incarnations of Goddess Durga worshipped during Navratri, Goddess Skandamata is known for blessing her devotees with power, prosperity, and salvation.
Navratri Day 5: Date and Shubh Muhurat
The auspicious Brahma Muhurt will start from 4:37 AM to 5:25 AM whereas the Amrit Kalam will be appearing from 6:18 PM to 7:51 PM. Vijaya Muhurt, on the other hand, will be between 2:10 PM and 2:58 PM.
Navratri Day 5: Puja Vidhi
– Devotees take bath early in the morning and wear green clothes on day 5 of Navratri.
– Worshippers place the idol of the Goddess on a chowki and offer flowers, Gangajal, ghee, and kumkum
Navratri Day 5: Mantra
Om Devi Skandamatayai Namah॥
Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Ma Skandamata Rupena Samsthita।
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah॥
Navratri Day 5: Prasad
Maa Skandmata is worshipped on day 5 of the 9-day festival. A bhog of bananas is offered as prasad. It is said to keep the worshippers in good health.