Chaitra Navratri 2023 Day 5: Worshiping Maa Skandhamatha- All You Need To Keep In Mind To Get Goddess’s Blessings
Chaitra Navratri 2023: The nine-day Hindu celebration of Navratri celebrates the victory of good over evil. On the fifth day of Navratri, devotees worship Goddess Skandhamatha. Each day of Navratri is dedicated to worshiping different avatars of Durga. The 5th day of Chaitra Navratri also known as Panchami is a day of intense devotion and worship.
Chaitra Navratri 2023: Maa Skandhamatha Puja
Skandhamatha Devi is the mother of Skandan, also known as Lord Kartikeya. She holds her son in her lap with all four hands. Her two hands hold lotus flowers and the other two make a seal of auspiciousness that removes fear.
Worshiped on the fifth day of Navratri, Goddess Skandhamatha gives victory, knowledge and wisdom. By worshiping her one can overcome all challenges and succeed in one’s endeavours. Orange is the lucky color for Navratri day 5.
Worshiping Goddess Skandhamatha is an important moment in the nine-day festival, which is halfway on Navratri day 5. By worshiping her one can get her blessings and overcome all challenges in life. As a result, devotees all over the world celebrate this day with great enthusiasm and devotion.
Chaitra Navratri Day 5: Muhurat and Tithi Timings
Pooja Start Time: 06:16 AM
Pooja End Time: 10:55 AM
Date: 26 March 2023, Sunday
Chaitra Navratri Day 5: Rituals and Donation
Panchami, the fifth day of Navratri, is an important day for worshiping Goddess Skandhamatha. Therefore, according to devotees, this day is sacred. Many rituals and traditions are performed by people to worship the Goddess and seek her blessings.
One of the important traditions on this day is the “Panchopsar Puja” where worshipers offer food, water, flowers, incense, a lamp (jothi) and incense sticks to the Goddess. After the priest finishes the puja, the devotees offer their prayers and seek the blessings of the Goddess. This prasad is then distributed to the devotees as prasad.
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Chaitra Navratri Day 5: Go
Another significant tradition is the “Navaratri Day 5 Bhok” or food offering to the Goddess. Keer, puris and sabji are prepared and offered as Prasad to the Goddess.
Chaitra Navratri Day 5: Maa Skandhamatha Mantra
ॐ Goddess Skandamatai Namah
(Om Devi Skandamadayai Namah)
Ya devi sarvabhudeshu ma skandmata rubena samstita
(Ya Devi Sarvabhudeshu Maa Skandamata Rupena Samstita)
ॐ हरीम श्रीं क्लीम सकन्दमात्रेय नमः
(Om Hreem Shreem Kleem Skandhamatreya Namah)
sarva mangala mangalaye shive sarvartha sadike saranye triyambake gauri narayani namate
(Sarva Mangala Mangalye Shive Sarvartha Sadike Sharanye Trayambake Gauri Narayani Namostude)
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