Worshipped in the form of Parvati, Maheshwari or Gauri, Devi Skanda Mata is the mother of Lord Kartikeya. While giving birth to Lord Skanda, who is also known as Lord Kartikeya, fetched herself the name of Goddess Skanda Mata.

Devi Skanda Mata depicts the motherly nature of Goddess Durga. She showers her worshippers with motherly feelings. She is the Goddess of endurance.

Embodiment of Devi Skanda Mata:
Mounting a fierce Lion, Maa Skand Mata is depicted with four hands. Devi is holding lotus in the upper two hands. She is carrying six-faced infant Lord Kartikey in her lap. One of her hand is in Abhaya Mudra. She is seated on Lotus in state of meditation.

Other names:

Governing Planet:

Planet Buddha is known to be governed by Goddess Skanda Mata.

Mantra to worship Maa Skanda Mata:

सिंघासनगता नित्यम पद्माश्रितकरद्वया|
शुभदास्तु सदा देवी स्कन्द माता यशश्विनी||



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