Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Goddess Skanda: Fifth Form Of Maa Durga
Fifth day of navaratri festival of maha-panchami is considered as very scared and auspicious day. This day has been dedicated to worship fifth form of Maa Durga in the form of Goddess Skanda. In some of the western part of the country, this day has also been referred as a day of Goddess Lalita and is also getting considered as the second of the Navaratri Lakshmi puja. Fifth form of Maa Dugra represents motherly aspect or side of Maa Durga. Goddess Skanda also gets considered as the mother of Kartik.
In some of the Hindu culture or tradition this day also gets celebrated as a day to worship Goddess Chinnamasta. Many of the devotees keeps fast referred as Lalita Panchmi vrat on this day to worship Goddess Lalita, the fifth form of Maa Durga. In some part of the country, devotes keep all their books as well as musical instrument in front of the goddess to worship it as a part of invocation to the Goddess Sawaswathi. It has been believed that by following this ritual, devotees gets the blessing and Maa Sarashwati and achieves intelligence, knowledge and success in their life.
Maa Skanda has four arms and out of which one carries the blessing posture that denotes the maternal side of Goddess Durga.