The fifth day of Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Skandamata but due to the star condition this year, the Navratras will be celebrated for 10 days instead of nine, hence Goddess Skandamata is being worshipped on 6ht day this year. These Navratras are considered very auspicious.
Skandamata is the 5th manifestation of Goddess Durga and the mother of Lord Kartikeya, who was chosen by the devatas as their commander in chief in the war against the demons.
The image of Devi Skandamata portrays Her holding Lord Skanda in his infant form and a lotus in her right hand. She is also worshiped in the form of Parvati, Maheshwari or Mata Gauri.
By worshipping Her, one can get immense love and affection from her and gets all his wishes fulfilled in this mortal world.
Food offering: Devotees offer bananas to the goddess.