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Navratri 2017, Day 4: Know about Goddess Skandamata's Interesting fact

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.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 25 September 2017, 11:48:10 AM
Goddess Skandamata

Goddess Skandamata

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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.
Goddess Skandamata

Goddess Skandamata

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When Goddess Parvati became the mother of Lord Skanda (also known as Lord Kartikeya), Mata Parvati was known as Goddess Skandamata.
Goddess Skandamata

Goddess Skandamata

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It is believed that the planet Budha is governed by Goddess Skandamata.
Goddess Skandamata

Goddess Skandamata

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Goddess Skandamata mounts on the ferocious lion. She carries baby Murugan in her lap. Lord Murugan is also known as Kartikeya and brother of Lord Ganesha.
Goddess Skandamata

Goddess Skandamata

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Goddess Skandamata is depicted with four hands. She carries lotus flowers in her upper two hands. She holds baby Murugan in one of her right hand and keeps the other right hand in Abhaya Mudra. She sits on lotus flower and because of that Skandamata is also known as Goddess Padmasana.
Goddess Skandamata

Goddess Skandamata

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The complexion of Goddess Skandamata is Shubhra which describes her white complexion. Devotees who worship this form of Goddess Parvati get the benefit of worshipping Lord Kartikeya. This quality is possessed only by Skandamata form of Goddess Parvati.