New Delhi. Today is the fifth day of Navratri. Panchami Tithi started from 11:41 am yesterday afternoon and will continue till 10.12 am this morning. On this day, the Skandmata form of Goddess Durga will be worshiped. Their worship leads to happiness, peace and prosperity in the family.
According to Acharya Indu Prakash, let me tell that she is called Skandmata, being the mother of Skanda Kumar, ie Kartikeya, who is called the commander of the gods. Skandmata maintains her grace on her devotees in the same way that any mother maintains on her children. Therefore, in order to maintain the grace of the Mother Goddess and for the happiness, peace and prosperity of the family, she must be worshiped on this day.
Skandamata is considered to be the mother of Karthikeya. According to the scriptures, it is believed that Skandmata should be worshiped for the attainment of children and attainment of salvation.
Nature of skanda mata
According to the scriptures, Mother is seated in the lap of Lord Skanda with his upper arm on the right side. Skandamata Swaroopini Devi has four arms. He is holding Lord Skanda in his lap with his right arm above his arm. The upper arm on the left side has lotus flowers in the vermudra and the lower arm which has risen upwards.
This is how the mother’s name was Skanda
Goddess Skanda Mata Parvat is the daughter of Raj Himalaya, Parvati, she is also known as Maheshwari and Gauri. Mother Parvati loves her son more, so the mother loved to take her name with her son’s name. Because of which they worship this form of mother, the mother lays affection on her like her son.
Worship method of Skandmata
First install the statue or picture of Skandmata at the outpost. After this, purify with Ganges water or cow urine. Fill the pot in a pot of silver, copper or mud by placing coconut on it and establish an urn. After that, in that checkpoint, establish Sriganesh, Varuna, Navagraha, Shodash Matrika (16 Goddesses), Sapta Ghrit Matrika (Put seven vermillion dots). Then, through the Vedic and Saptashati mantras, worship Shodashopchar of all the established gods including Skandmata. It includes Avahana, Asanas, Padya, Aradhya, Achman, Bath, Clothing, Saubhagya Sutra, Sandalwood, Roli, Turmeric, Sindoor, Durva, Bilvapatra, Jewelery, Flower-necklace, Fragrant liquor, Incense-lamp, Naivedya, Fruit, Pan, Dakshina. , Aarti, Pradakshina, Mantra Pushpanjali etc. After that, perform puja by distributing prasad.