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Day 5 Of Chaitra Navratri 2023: Worship Maa Skandamata With These Rituals To Have Children

21 Mar, 2023 by Parita Soni

Day 5 Of Chaitra Navratri 2023: Worship Maa Skandamata With These Rituals To Have Children

21 Mar, 2023 by Parita Soni

On the fifth day of Chaitra Navratri, devotees worship Maa Skandamata Devi, the form of Goddess Durga, who guards her worshipers like her own children. This Goddess should especially be worshiped by married couples desiring to have a child, and hence, she is also known as the childbearing woman. The Skandamata meaning is the mother of Lord Skanda Kumar Kartikeya.

Also, as it is believed that the knowledge of an individual enhances by worshiping Skandamata devi with full devotion, she is known as Vidhyavahini Durga.

Date of Day 5 Chaitra Navratri 2023

As per the Hindu Calendar, Skandamata devi is worshiped on the Pancham tithi or the 5th day of Chaitra Navratri. As per the Chaitra Navratri 2023 list, the date of worshiping the Goddess is March 26, 2023. Devotees should wear white color clothes on this day as it is the favorite color of Maa Skandamata and offer her Hibiscus or any red rose.

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About Maa Skandamata Devi 

Skandamata Devi has four arms, three eyes and rides on a lion. Two of her arms hold the lotus flower, while one of her hands is in the Abhaya Mudra position which is fear-dispelling. In one of her hands, her child Skanda - Kartikeya sits on her lap, and she holds him. The Mata is light-complexioned and seen seated on the lotus. Hence she is also called Padmasana.

Worshiping Maa Skandamata Devi

  • Wake up before sunrise and take a bath.
  • Make the preparations for Maa Skandamata puja.
  • After cleansing the wooden base with Ganga Water, place the photo, idol or statue of Skandamata Devi.
  • Offer Akshat, fruits, flowers, etc., to Maa Skandamata.
  • Offer sweets or make Kheer to be offered as prasad. Mata is quite fond of Bananas.
  • Light a ghee lamp and offer Bhog.
  • Meditate and worship the Goddess with full devotion.
  • Recite the Maa Skandamata mantra, and Skandamata story and ring the bells to delight her. 

Maa Skandamata Puja Benefits

Worshiping the Goddess Skandamata means you are also praying to her child, Lord Kartikey. The Goddess blesses its devotees with numerous benefits, which are-

  • The devotees get intelligence, knowledge as well as a healthy body. 
  • As all the wishes of the worshipers get fulfilled, they get happiness as well as peace.
  • Couples wishing to have a child should worship the Skandamata devi.
  • The day 5 Navratri goddess also blesses its worshipers with radiance and supernatural lights.
  • Astrologically, Maa Durga's this form governs the planet, Mercury. Hence, worshiping the Goddess properly and with full dedication can reduce and even remove the harmful impacts of the planet on your horoscope. 
  • Wear white coloured clothes on this day to pray to the Skandamata devi. This helps the native stay fit and healthy.

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Goddess Skandamata Story 

Tarakasura, a demon, performed severe penance to please the Gods. Brahma, pleased with his devotion, gave him the visit. The demon requested Brahma to bless him with the boon of being eternal. At this, Brahmaji said that everyone who is born dies, and death is certain. Tarakasura became disheartened hearing this. He thought to ask for the wish again indirectly so that it could make Lord Brahma bless him with the boon. Hence he cleverly asked Brahmaji that he wishes to die only at the hands of the son of Lord Shiva. Brahmaji granted him the boon.

The demon said so because he felt Lord Shiva would adopt celibacy and hence, would not have a son. Tarakasura became too violent after this boon was granted and started doing atrocities on people. The extent of his atrocities feared the people a lot, and so, all of them went to Lord Shiva to request him to free them from Tarakasura. Shivji then got married to Goddess Parvati, and Skand, that is, Kartikeya, was born. Skandmata Devi then trained Kartikeya to fight against the Asura Tarakasura. Kartikeya then killed the demon and got the people free.

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Various Reasons to do Maa Skandamata Pooja

The many reasons to worship Maa Skandamata are:

  • Obstacles in Marriage: Offer 36 cloves and six pieces of camphor to Maa Durga on the fifth day of Chaitra Navratri 2023 if you are facing any obstacles in the marriage of your family member. Make sure to recite Sarva Badha Nivaran Mantra 11 times on cloves & camphor.
  • Problems in Childbirth: If married couples are willing to have a child but not getting success, they should mix pomegranate seeds with cloves and camphor and offer it to the Goddess. 
  • Business Problems: Individuals facing business problems should mix cloves and camphor, sacrifice them with Amaltash flowers, and offer them to the Mata. Yellow flowers can be used in case of the unavailability of Amaltash flowers. Recite the Maa Skandamata mantra and offer the sacrifice. Doing so will eliminate your business problems. 
  • Property Issues: Property-related problems can be lessened by performing the Maa Skandamata Pooja. Offer the mix of kheer, jaggery, cloves and camphor to the Goddess. Sarva Badha Nivaran Mantra should be chanted before doing so.
  • Health Issues: If any family member is suffering from illness for a long time, do Havan with 152 cloves and 42 camphor pieces mixed with dry coconut (Gari), sugar candy or honey. However, make sure to recite the mantras before doing so to remove the obstacles to your health.
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Mantras related to Maa Skandamata

ॐ देवी स्कन्दमातायै नमः॥

Om Devi Skandamatai Namah॥

Maa Skandamata Devi - The Prayer Mantra

सिंहासनगता नित्यं पद्माञ्चित करद्वया।

शुभदास्तु सदा देवी स्कन्दमाता यशस्विनी॥

Sinhasangata Nityam Padmanchit Kardvaya.

Shubhdaastu sada Devi Skandamata Yashswini ॥

Maa Skandamata Devi Stuti

या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ स्कन्दमाता रूपेण संस्थिता।

नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥

Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Skandamata Rupen Sansthita.

Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah ॥

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Skandamata Beej Mantra

या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु मां स्कन्दमाता रूपेण संस्थिता।

नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥

Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Skandamata Rupen Sansthita.

Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah ॥


You must now be well aware of all the benefits of worshiping the day 5 Navratri goddess. You can also talk to astrologer on call if you wish to do the special Maa Skandamata puja for your marriage, business or child-related matters. However, make sure to wear the favorite color of Maa Skandamata while worshiping her on the 5th day of Chaitra Navratri 2023.

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