New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday bowed to the fifth form of Goddess Durga, Skandamata.
He said that may the blessings of Goddess Skandamata, who created the new consciousness, remain on the countrymen forever.
नवरात्रि में आज देवी दुर्गा के पंचम स्वरूप मां स्कंदमाता की आराधना का दिन है। मेरी कामना है कि नवचेतना का सृजन करने वाली देवी स्कंदमाता का आशीर्वाद देशवासियों पर सदा बना रहे। pic.twitter.com/5dgjZrFoyU
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 21, 2020
Skanda is another name for war god and her son Kartikeya and Mata is the term for mother. Skandamata is four-armed and rides on a lion. She carries a lotus. Her one hand is in blessing posture. Lord Skanda can be seen in her lap. She possesses four arms out of which two often hold the lotus flowers. One of her hands is always in the boon-conferring gesture and with the other she holds her son Skanda in her lap. Her complexion is white and she is seated on the lotus. So, she is also called Goddess with a lotus-seat (Padmāsana). The lion is her vehicle.
While worshiping her, the devotee should have absolute control over his senses and mind. He should free himself from worldly bondage and worship her with a single-pointed devotion. Her worship is twice blessed. When the devotee worships her, Lord Skand, her son in her lap, is automatically worshipped.