- Posted April 4, 2014 by
Goddess SkandaMata worshipped on 5 th Day of Navratri
Legend says that once a great demon Tarkasur did extreme penance. He pleased Brahmaji with his devotion. When Lord Bhrama appeared – he asked for a boon to become immortal. Brahmaji told him that no one can escape death as it is already destined for everyone who takes birth on this earth. Tarkasur, being clever, thought Lord Shiva will never get married and asked for the death by the son of Lord Shiva. The boon was granted. Considering himself to be invincible, he started tormenting the people on the earth. All the devtas went before Lord Shiva and requested him to get married. Shiva agreed to get married to Goddess Parvati. Parvati then gave birth to Lord Kartikeya or Skand Kumar after marriage who demolished Tarkasur. Skandmata laid the foundation of mother son relationship. The devotees get immense love and affection from the goddess who devotes her in this manifestation.
The Goddess SkandaMata should be worshipped with the chant of following Mantra:
या देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ स्कंदमाता रूपेण संस्थिता।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नम:।।