Navratri Day 5: Celebrating the Power of Maa Skandamata

Navratri the festival of nine nights, is  of great spiritual importance for Hindus. The festival honors the feminine divine by calling on the goddess Durga in  all her different forms.

On the 5th day, Maa Skandamata is worshiped and  this day is very important.

Let’s look into the spiritual side of  the 5th day of Navratri and find out what it means  to worship Maa Skandamata.

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What Navratri Day 5 Is About

The 5th day of Navratri  is all about worshiping Maa Skandamata who  is thought to bring wealth and knowledge to those who follow her. 

Skandamata, who is usually shown with  her son Skanda (Lord Kartikeya) on  her lap stands for motherly love and care. 

The instinct to mother is  one of the strongest and purest forces in the universe and day 5 of navratri is a picture of it. 

By praying to Maa Skandamata followers hope to  get her blessings to strengthen themselves and understand how complicated life  is.

Getting  to know Maa Skandamata

Maa Skandamata is  shown with four arms holding Skanda (her child),  a lotus flower, a bell and a  trident. 

She rides  a lion, which is a sign of bravery and strength.  Her body is bright and gives off  an aura of kindness and safety.

But she  is more than just a mother figure; she is also a warrior goddess who leads the  divine army.

This mix of motherly love and warrior spirit  is what every devotee hopes to find, the right balance between kindness and bravery.

Rituals and  Worship for Day 5 of Navratri

On the 5th day of Navratri, people get up early, take  bath to  clean themselves and put on clean clothes.

The color  of the day is Yellow, which stands for optimism, energy, joy, happiness and friendship.

Once these things are ready, they put  an idol of Maa Skandamata in  their temple or puja room.

People who believe  in  the goddess give her flowers, sweets and milk. Some also light incense and recite  hymns dedicated to Maa Skandamata.

These offerings are  not just symbolic but  a way to connect with the divine energy and seek  her blessings for wisdom, courage and protection.

Skandamata Mantra:

  • ॐ देवी स्कन्दमातायै नमः॥ (Om Devi Skandamatayay Namah)

Skandamata Stuti:

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

(Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Ma Skandamata Rupena Samsthita Namastasyay Namastasyay Namastasyay Namo Namah)

Skandamata Prarthana:

  • सिंहासनगता नित्यं पद्माञ्चित करद्वया। शुभदास्तु सदा देवी स्कन्दमाता यशस्विनी॥

(Simhasanagata Nityam Padmanchita Karadvaya Shubhadastu Sada Devi Skandamata Yashasvini)

Importance of worshiping Maa Skandamata

Worshipping Maa Skandamata is  very important. It’s not just about seeking protection and material blessings but also understanding the warmth of maternal love and  the power of divine entity.

Devotees believe that worshiping Maa Skandamata helps them overcome fear  and insecurities  as the lion she rides symbolises fearlessness. 

Her blessings are sort for the well-being of  the family, specially children.

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The Inner Significance

While the rituals are important the escense of Navratri, including the worship of Maa Skandamata is about  a deeper inner transformation. It’s a time  for self-reflection and personal growth.

On the  5th day, you  can reflect on Maa Skandamata’s qualities of courage, wisdom and sheer Iove.

This meditation can assist you in  developing these qualities inside yourself and  becoming a more balanced and  caring person.

To summarise the 5th day of Navratri, it is  a significant spiritual journey as well as a celebration.

Its  a day to celebrate Maa Skandamata, divine mother and call on her pure and limitless love and protection. We seek inner strength and  knowledge through worshiping her, not  simply material wealth.

Remember to  look beyond the rituals and connect with the goddess as you celebrate this  day. Accept the  strength and  compassion that Maa Skandamata displays and allow  it to guide you  on your journey.

May her blessings bring you  joy, knowledge and the courage to tackle all  problems. Happy Navratri!

With  this, we  conclude our exploration of  the significance and meaning  of the 5th day of Navratri  with Maa Skandamata. May this knowledge enhance your celebration  of this divine festival.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1: What is the name of the 5th day of Navratri?

  • The 5th day of Navratri is called Skandamata Puja.

Q2: Who is Skandamata?

  • Skandamata is the fifth manifestation of Goddess Durga. She is also known as the mother of Skanda (Kartikeya), the commander-in-chief of the gods.

Q3: What is the significance of Skandamata Puja?

  • Skandamata Puja is done in hopes to receive the blessings of the goddess for wisdom, knowledge, and power. She is also worshipped for her blessings on children.

Q4: What is the color of the fifth day of Navratri?

  • The color of the fifth day of Navratri is yellow.

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