On Day 5 Of Chaitra Navratri 2023, Worship Maa Skandamata With These Rituals For Having Children

Maa Skandamata, Day 5 of Chaitra Navratri 2023 (मां स्कंदमाता, चैत्र नवरात्रि 2023 का पांचवां दिन)

Navratri 2023 Day: Day Five

Form of Durga Maa to worship: Maa Skandamata

Colors to wear: White

Flower to offer: Hibiscus or red rose

Any person who wishes to have a child must worship this form of Maa Durga. Devotees believe that Maa Skandamata protects her devotees like her own sons. For this reason, she is also called the first childbearing woman. Please tell them that she is known as Skandamata because she is the Mata of Lord Skanda Kumar Kartikeya.

She rides on a lion and has four arms. Along with this, the child Skanda, i.e., Kartikeya sits on his lap with a lotus flower in one of her arms. The upper arm of his left side is called Varamudra, and the lower arm has another white lotus flower. Mata is also called Padmasana because of having a seat on a lotus flower. According to the belief, the knowledge of the person increases by worshipping Goddess Skandamata with a true heart. It is the reason why she is also known as Vidyavahini Durga.

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Day 5 of Chaitra Navratri 2023: When to worship Maa Skandamata

According to the Hindu calendar, you must worship Goddess Skandamata on the Panchami tithi. As per the list of days in Chaitra Navratri 2023, the Panchami tithi will be on 26 March 2023, Sunday.

How to worship Mata Skandamata?

  • On the fifth day of Chaitra Navratri 2023, wake up early in the morning and take a bath.
  • After this, start preparing to worship the Mata.
  • Install the idol, photo, or statue of this divine form of Durga Maa on a wooden post after consecrating it with Ganges water.
  • Furthermore, offer things like kumkum, akshat, flowers, fruits, etc., to Maa Skandamata.
  • After this, offer sweets to the Maata. You can also make a kheer offer as Prasad for people. Banana food is very dear to the Maata.
  • Move ahead with your rituals by offering Bhog and lighting a ghee lamp in front of the idol of the goddess.
  • After lighting the lamp, worship and meditate on the Maa Skandamata with true devotion.
  • After worship, perform the Aarti of the Mata and ring bells to praise her. You should also recite Maa Skandamata Katha on this occasion. 
  • In the end, chant the mantras of Devi Skandamata to fulfill your deepest desires and wishes.

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Benefits of performing puja on Day 5 Navratri

  • According to the belief, when you worship Devi Skandamata, the devotees get healthy bodies, intelligence, and knowledge.
  • In addition to it, all their wishes get fulfilled, and natives get ultimate peace and happiness.
  • Moreover, people believe by worshipping this form of Durga Maa, devotees also pray to her child, Lord Kartikeya.
  • Maata is called the presiding deity of the solar system, due to which her devotee becomes blessed with supernatural light and radiance.
  • If someone wishes to have a child, they must worship Skandamata.
  • According to astrological beliefs, this form of Maa Durga, i.e., Goddess Skandamata, controls the planet Mercury. In such a situation, if you properly worship the Mata, then the inauspicious effect of Mercury can be removed or reduced from your life. 
  • Apart from this, you can pray to Devi Skandamata by wearing white-colored clothes on this day. Doing so helps the native remain healthy and fit.

Mantras related to Maa Skandamata

ॐ देवी स्कन्दमातायै नमः॥

Om Devi Skandamatai Namah॥

The prayer mantra

सिंहासनगता नित्यं पद्माञ्चित करद्वया।

शुभदास्तु सदा देवी स्कन्दमाता यशस्विनी॥

Sinhasangata Nityam Padmanchit Kardvaya.

Shubhdaastu sada Devi Skandamata Yashswini ॥

Stuti

या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ स्कन्दमाता रूपेण संस्थिता।

नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥

Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Skandamata Rupen Sansthita.

Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah ॥

Skandamata Beej Mantra

या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु मां स्कन्दमाता रूपेण संस्थिता।

नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥

Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Skandamata Rupen Sansthita.

Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah ॥

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Mythology related to this form of goddess

According to a legend, there was a demon named Tarakasura. He had done severe penance. This pleased Brahma ji, and in turn, he gave him his darshan. Asura Tarakasura had asked Brahma ji for the boon of being immortal. Then Brahma ji told him that the end of every living being is certain, i.e., the one who is born must die. Hearing this, the demon Tarakasura became very disappointed, and then very cleverly he again asked Brahma ji for a boon that he would die only at the hands of Lord Shiva’s son.

He said this because he felt that Lord Shiva would never marry, so he would have no son and be immortal forever. After this, Brahma ji gave him this boon. After getting the boon, he started doing gruesome violence to the people. His atrocities created a lot of fear among the people. Then all the afflicted people went to Lord Shiva and prayed to free them from the atrocities of Tarakasura.

Then Shiva ji married Goddess Parvati, and a son was born to her, Skanda, i.e., Kartikeya. After this, Maata Parvati took the form of Goddess Skandamata to train her son Skanda to fight with Asura Tarakasura. After taking training from his Maata, Shiva’s son, i.e., Kartikeya killed the demon Tarakasura and freed all people from his atrocities forever.

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What rituals to perform to seek blessings of Maa Skandamata?

  • If there are obstacles in the marriage of any member of your household or there are repeated obstacles due to any reason, you should offer an oblation to Maa Durga with 36 cloves and 6 pieces of camphor on the Day 5 of Chaitra Navratri 2023. This problem of yours will solve. But before offering the oblation, recite Sarvbadha Nivaran Mantra eleven times on cloves and camphor.
  • If you have been waiting for a long time to get a child happiness and not getting success, then you should sacrifice pomegranate seeds mixed with cloves and camphor to the Maata. By doing this remedy, you can get rid of this problem. 
  • If you are facing problems in your business, on Day 5 of Chaitra Navratri 2023 sacrifice Amaltash flowers mixed with cloves and camphor to the Maata. If Amaltash flowers are not available, you can add any yellow-colored flowers. Doing so will eliminate all your business problems and issues. Before offering the sacrifice, do recite the mantra for removing all obstacles.
  • If any member of your household is ill for a long time, you should perform a Havan with 152 cloves and 42 pieces of camphor mixed with Gari (dry coconut), honey, and sugar candy. But before offering the sacrifice, do chant the mantra to remove all obstacles. By doing this, your health problems will solve.
  • For problems related to property, offering jaggery and kheer mixed with cloves and camphor should be offered to the Maata. Chant the Sarvbadha Nivaran Mantra twice before the oblation.

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