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Navratri 2015: Know all about Skandamata- the fifth Goddess

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 24 March 2015, 04:28 PM

The fifth manifestation of Goddess Durga, Mata Skandamata is very fruitful and give desired results.

She is the deity of the solar system and creates a supernatural aura in the atmosphere to purify the soul of those who worship her.

A diligent devotee gets all his desires fulfilled and tastes the supreme joy even in this very mortal world.

The Goddess is known by many names- Padamasani, Vidyavahini, Parvati, Maheshwari and Gauri.

According to the beliefs, Lord Kartikeya also known as Skand Kumar is the son of the Goddess, thus Skandmata is derived from the same.

She possesses four arms and is seated on a lotus. She holds lotus in two hands and uses the other hand to support Lord Kartikeya sitting on her lap. Her fourth hand is raised to bless the devotees.

Here is the mantra that you can chant to reap good benefits

Ya devi Sarvabhuteshu Ma Skandmata Rupena Sasthita
Namasteseya Namastaseya Namastaseya Namoh Namah

First Published: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 02:48 PM
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