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The fifth manifestation of the Durga worshipped on Navratri panchmi is ‘Skanda Mata’, the mother of SkandaSkandaThe fifth manifestation of the Durga worshipped on Navratri... Kumar or KartikeyaKartikeyaKartikeya is the son of Shiva and Parvatiand is regarded as the commander- in-chief the army of the gods. Being the son of the supreme couple was chosen by devtas as their commander in chief in the war against the demons. She usually holds Skanda in his infant form and a lotus in her right hand which is slightly raised upwards. She has four arms, three eyes and a bright complexion, depicted seated on a lotus flower in her idol and therefore is called as Padamasani.
The left arm of the goddess is in a pose to grant boons with grace to her devotees. Skandmata is the daughter of Himalaya and is also worshipped in the form of Parvati, Maheshwari or Mata GauriGauriGauri is another form of Parvati who is known for her fair skin and radiance. She is a gentle goddess who is kindhearted and nurturing....
Legend says that once a great demon Tarkasur did extreme penance. He pleased Brahmaji with his devotion. When Bhrama appeared – he asked for a boon to become immortal. Brahmaji told him that no one can escape death as it is already destined for everyone who takes birth on this earth. Tarkasur, being clever, thought ShivaShivaShiva is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindu Trinity that ... will never get married and asked for the death by the son of Shiva.
The boon was granted. Considering himself to be invincible, he started tormenting the people on the earth. All the devtas went before Shiva and requested him to get married. Shiva agreed to get married to Parvati. ParvatiParvatiAfter the death of Shiva's first love Sati, Shiva... then gave birth to Kartikeya or Skand Kumar after marriage who demolished Tarkasur. Skandmata laid the foundation of mother son relationship. The devotees get immense love and affection from the goddess who devotes her in this manifestation.