New Delhi: The auspicious festival of Chaitra Navratri is being celebrated with afloat gusto and excitement. The 9-day agelong festivity began this twelvemonth from April 13 and volition past till Ram Navami connected April 21 respectively. During this clip period, 9 antithetic forms of Devi Durga are worshipped.
On the 5th day of Navratri, Devi Skandamata is worshipped. She is the motzher of Skanda, who is Lord Kartikeya—the deity of wars, arsenic per immoderate beliefs. In this signifier of Durga, Skanda i.e Lord Kartikeya tin beryllium seen comfortably seated connected Mata's lap. Therefore, she is known by the sanction Skandamata.
The goddess has 4 arms and the lion is her vehicle. She tin beryllium seen holding 2 lotus flowers and 1 of her hands is ever successful the blessing posture. She holds Lord Kartikeya successful her thigh with the different hand. Goddess Skandamata is besides known arsenic the Padmasana which stands for the lotus-seated.
Devotees commune to the goddess for seeking salvation, prosperity and power. Her powerfulness is specified that she tin impart cognition and contented to the astir illiterate idiosyncratic if helium worships her. Whoever prays to her selflessly feels a purity of heart.
While praying to her and seeking her blessings, a devotee automatically gets to worship Lord Skanda—Kartikeya. He excessively blesses the person, who prays to Skandamata with a axenic bosom and mind.
Skandamata is besides known arsenic 'Goddess of Fire' and praying to her yet opens the doorway to salvation.
ॐ देवी स्कन्दमातायै नमः॥
Om Devi Skandamatayay Namah॥
या देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ स्कन्दमाता रूपेण संस्थिता।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥
Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Ma Skandamata Rupena Samsthita।
Namastasyay Namastasyay Namastasyay Namo Namah॥
सिंहासनगता नित्यं पद्माञ्चित करद्वया।
शुभदास्तु सदा देवी स्कन्दमाता यशस्विनी॥
Simhasanagata Nityam Padmanchita Karadvaya।
Shubhadastu Sada Devi Skandamata Yashasvini॥
Here's wishing a precise Happy Navratri to everyone. Jai Mata Di!