Navratri Day 5 - Goddess Skandamata Puja
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On 3rd October 2019 is the 5th day of Navaratri. On this day devotees worship Goddess Skandmata, the fifth form of Goddess Durga.

Watch the video for the procedure to perform puja on the fifth day of Navratri.

Her name comes from the word, Skanda, which is another name for war god Kartikeya and Mata is the term for mother.

Mantra-

सिंहासनगता नित्यं पद्माश्रितकरद्वया |

शुभदास्तु सदा देवी स्कन्दमाता यशस्विनी ||

Sinhaasangataam Nityam Padmaanchit Kardwayaa |

Shubhdaastu Sadaa Devi Skandmata Yashaswini ||

Meaning of the Mantra-

Skandmata, who rides on Lion with Kartikeya, holds Lotus in her two hands and Varmudra in one hand, be propitious to me.

The colour to be worn on the fifth day is White as a symbol of safety and purity. Offer bananas to the goddess. Offering bananas is said to bless the devotee with good health.

Cycle Pure Agarbathies wishes you a blessed Navaratri.

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