Navratri 2020 Day 5: Worshipping Devi Skandamata significance of Vidhi and Mantras

On the auspicious day of Navratri 2020 Day 5, Devi Skandamata is worshipping. Some of the mantras which could bring positivity and opens the doors of preservation and deliverance for the devotees. Vidhi, helps you to bring peace to the inner self by performing it correctly.

By Pratibha Pahariya, Updated : Oct 20, 2020 20:54 IST
Navratri 2020 Day 5: Worshipping Devi Skandamata significance of  Vidhi and Mantras
Navratri day 5 is being celebrated to seek blessing of Skandamata

On the prosperous occasion of Navratri 2020 Day 5, Devi Skandamata is being celebrated with the symbol of positivity and preservation and protect us from deliverance. Today is the fourth day of Navrati and tomorrow is the 5th day. Goddess Kushmanda is worshipped on the fourth day. The 5th form of NavDurga, Devi Skandamata is worshipped on the fifth day of Navratri puja.

Devi Skandamata mounts on the lion and holding baby Murugan who is also known as Lord Kartikeyan, brother of Lord Ganesha. She looks fiercely powerful while holding baby Murugan in her arms as in the depiction of the pictures. Navratri 2020 Day 5 will be celebrated to seek the blessing of Devi Skandamata. 

Goddess Skandamata is depicted with four hands carrying lotus flowers in her upper two hands. She sits on a lotus flower and since of that Skandamata is additionally referred to as Goddess Padmasana. Let us move for the vidhi (method, procedure) of Navratri day 5:

On day 5 of Navratri, devotees are alleged to do Sadhna of pure Chakra. to try to do that, one must sit on a blanket or a seat made from Kush and start the method within the same way as you are doing in Kekar days.

  1. Day 5 of Navratri 2020 begins with the puja by invoking Lord Ganesha (Vighnaharta) and seek his blessings for a Navratri vrat (fasting).
  2. Then seek the blessing of Maa Skanda Mata by enchanting mantra jap, with all the puja material (samagri), performing aarti, and eventually distributing prasad of  Devi Skandamata.

After knowing the Vidhi let us move for the mantras which are used to enchant during the puja: 

Prathana/ Prayer

सिंहासनगता नित्यं पद्माञ्चित करद्वया।

शुभदास्तु सदा देवी स्कन्दमाता यशस्विनी॥

Maa Skandamata
Devi Skandamata is being celebrated on Day 5 of Navratri

या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु मां स्कन्दमाता रूपेण संस्थिता।

नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥

Mantra

ओम देवी स्कन्दमातायै नमः॥

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Aarti

जय तेरी हो स्कन्द माता। पांचवां नाम तुम्हारा आता॥
सबके मन की जानन हारी। जग जननी सबकी महतारी॥
तेरी जोत जलाता रहूं मैं। हरदम तुझे ध्याता रहूं मै॥
कई नामों से तुझे पुकारा। मुझे एक है तेरा सहारा॥
कही पहाड़ों पर है डेरा। कई शहरों में तेरा बसेरा॥
हर मन्दिर में तेरे नजारे। गुण गाए तेरे भक्त प्यारे॥
भक्ति अपनी मुझे दिला दो। शक्ति मेरी बिगड़ी बना दो॥
इन्द्र आदि देवता मिल सारे। करे पुकार तुम्हारे द्वारे॥
दुष्ट दैत्य जब चढ़ कर आए। तू ही खण्ड हाथ उठाए॥
दासों को सदा बचाने आयी। भक्त की आस पुजाने आयी॥

Navratri has always been the festival of colors, belongingness, devotion, etc. But now this Navratri 2020 is quite different due to the covid pandemics, devotees cannot celebrate this festival with great joy and meeting others. But still, they have the blessing of Devi Skandamata, which is being celebrated on day 5 of Navratri 2020.