Skandamata is worshipped on the 5th day of Navratri who is the 5th revelation of Goddess Durga and the mother of Lord Kartikeya, who was chosen by the devatas as their commander in chief in the war against the demons.
The image of Devi Skandamata impersonates her holding Lord Skanda in his toddler form and a lotus in her right hand. She has four arms, three eyes, and a bright complexion. She is also called as Padamasani.
Since she often sculpts seated on a lotus flower in her idol. The left arm of her is in a pose to grant boons with ease to her devotees. Devi Skandmata is a symbol of the mother-son relationship. She is also worshiped in the form of Parvati, Maheshwari or Mata Gauri.
Chant this mantra to worship Goddess Skandamata…
सिंघासनगता नित्यम पद्माश्रितकरद्वया |
शुभदास्तु सदा देवी स्कन्द माता यशश्विनी ||
Siṅghāsanagatā nityama padmāśritakaradvayā |
śubhadāstu sadā dēvī skanda mātā yaśaśvinī ||
By worshipping Her, you get immense love and affection from her and gets all his/her desires fulfilled. You may attain supreme joy even in this mortal world. Her worship automatically includes the worship of Lord Kartikeya (in his child form).
On the auspicious day of 5th Navratri, Wefornews wishes a very warm and blessed Navratri to everyone.