Tuesday 30 September 2014

Cutting Chai with Bhawana Somaaya - Day 449

Navratri Mahotsav Day 5

Pancham is dedicated Devi Skanda who is also known as Skanda Mata, mother of Skanda or Lord Kartikeya, who was chosen by gods as their commander in chief in the war against the demons. Devi Skanda has four arms and three eyes and is always accompanied by Lord Skanda in his infant form. She cradles infant Skanda in her right upper arm and holds a lotus in her right hand raised upwards. The left upper arm is in pose to grant boons and the lower hand holds a lotus. She is seated on a lotus and is as beautiful as the flower. The fifth day devi puja is Ashwin Shudda Panchami and the colour of the Goddess is Red.

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