The fifth day of Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Skandamata. People offered prayers on first four days as Maa Shailaputri, Maa Brahmacharini, Goddess Chandraghanta and Devi Kushmanda.
She is the mother of Lord Kartikeya who is also called Skanda and her name comes from him (Skanda is another name for war god Kartikeya). Maa Skandamata symbolizes the mother form of Goddess Durga and is benevolent and kind.
Favourite Flower - Red color flowers
Om Devi Skandamatayai Namah॥
Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Ma Skandamata Rupena Samsthita।
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah॥
Aim Bijalinka Devi Padayugmadharapara।
Hridayam Patu Sa Devi Kartikeyayuta॥
Shri Hrim Hum Aim Devi Parvasya Patu Sarvada।
Sarvanga Mein Sada Patu Skandamata Putraprada॥
Vanavanamritem Hum Phat Bija Samanvita।
Uttarasya Tathagne Cha Varune Nairiteavatu॥
Indrani Bhairavi Chaivasitangi Cha Samharini।
Sarvada Patu Mam Devi Chanyanyasu Hi Dikshu Vai॥