Fifth day of Navratri belongs to Skandamata.
We are on day 5 of Durga Festival– Navratri.Lets see what significance does this day holds: Fifth day of the nine days belong to the Goddess Skandamata literally means mother of Skanda, her name comes from word, Skanda is another name for war god and her son Kartikeya and Mata is the term for mother.
Skandamātā is four-armed and rides on a lion. She carries a lotus, a water material and a bell. Her one hand is in blessing posture. Lord Skanda can be seen in her lap. She possesses four arms out of which two often hold the lotus flowers. One of her hands is always in the boon-conferring gesture and with the other she holds her son Skanda in her lap.
It is believed that she awards devotees with salvation, power, prosperity and treasures.Skandamata who possesses the brilliance of the sun fulfills all the desires of her devotees.
He who is selflessly devoted to her, attains all the achievements and treasures of life. Her worship is twice blessed. Her worship is ultimately conducive to salvation. She is regularly known as “The Goddess of Fire”.
Watch out this space for next 4 days , to know more about various forms of Durga Maa.
Much love and gratitude
Fact Courtesy: Wikipedia
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