Navratri 2017, Day 5: Here's how to worship Goddess Skandamata for salvation

Mounted on a lion, she is depicted with four hands and has baby Kartikeya on her lap. Here’s a simple Mantra dedicated to Devi Skandamata:

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Sep 25, 2017, 08:40 AM IST
Navratri 2017, Day 5: Here's how to worship Goddess Skandamata for salvation
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New Delhi: On the fifth day of the auspicious period of Navratri, Lord Kartikeya’s mother – Skandamata - is worshipped by devotees with full fervor and enthusiasm. For the unversed, Durga gave birth to Lord Kartikeya in this form, and as a result, she is known as Skandamata.

She is worshipped by the followers to attain wisdom and salvation. She has the power to instil knowledge even in the most illiterate person. By worshipping her, devotees also get the blessings of Lord Kartikeya too.

Mounted on a lion, she is depicted with four hands and has baby Kartikeya on her lap. Here’s a simple Mantra dedicated to Devi Skandamata:

ॐ देवी स्कन्दमातायै नमः॥

Om Devi Skandamatayay Namah॥

Check out Skandamata Stuti here:

या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ स्कन्दमाता रूपेण संस्थिता। नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥

Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Ma Skandamata Rupena Samsthita।

Namastasyay Namastasyay Namastasyay Namo Namah॥