Panchami – Maa Skandamata

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The fifth day of Sharadiya Navratri is dedicated to Maa Skandamata

Significance: In this form, She is the embodiment of Mother to Skanda or Kartikeya.

Colour: Imbibe the colour Green on this day to celebrate the sense of tranquillity, prosperity, fertility, and growth.


या देवी सर्वभूतेषु मातृ रूपेण संस्थिता

नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै  नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः

सिंहासंगता नित्यं पद्माश्रितकरद्वया

शुभदास्तु सदा देवी स्कंदमाता यशश्विनी    

Translation: May the renowned Durga Devi Skandamata who is eternally seated on a throne and whose hands are adorned with lotuses, be ever propitious to me.

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