The fifth day of Navaratri, goddess Skandamata is worshipped. The goddess who opens the door of salvation is the ultimate happiness. Goddess fulfills all the wishes of her devotees.
The fifth form of goddess Durga is known as Skandmata. Due to the mother of Skand Kumar Karthikeya, she has been received the name Skandmata. Sitting on lion and holding the lotus flower in hand goddess Skandamata have two hands. Lord Skand is sitting in the mother’s lap in childhood form.
The fifth manifestation of Durga is Skandmata who’s worshiped on the fifth day of this Navratri also known as Panchami. Goddess Skandamata is portrayed as a four-armed deity, who carries a lotus in 2 of her arms with a Kamandalu and a bell. She is also seen carrying small Kartikay on her lap. Kartikay is also called Skanda, hence giving the goddess that the title of Skandamata. Her posture is serene and tranquil. A bhog of peanuts is provided to the goddess and it is thought to maintain the devotees in great health.