Devi Skandamata holds Kartikeya is one hand and blesses devotees with the other. She rides a lion and sits on a lotus. Worshiping Skandamata one is blessed with peace, prosperity, and salvation. Kartikeya overpowered and killed the fearsome demon Tarakasura.
When Goddess Parvati gave birth to Lord Skanda (also known as Subrahmanya or Lord Kartik or Lord Muruga), brother of Lord Ganesha, she was known as Goddess Skandamata. She is worshipped on the fifth day of Navratri and governs planet Budha. She mounts on the ferocious lion and carries Skanda in her lap. She is also known as Goddess Padmasana.
Devotees observe a fast for Goddess Skandamata on the fifth day of Navratri. You can chant the following mantra to please Goddess Skandamata. Singhasan Gata Nityam Padmashritkardvaya Shubhdastu Sada Devi Skandamata Yashasvini
Maa Skanda Mata is the Fifth form of Maa Durga, It is the form of a Mother, when Maa Parvati became the Mother of Skanda also known as Kartikeya she gets the name Skanda Mata.
Dhyan Mantra: “सिंहासनगता नित्यं पद्माश्रितकरद्वया. शुभदास्तु सदा देवी स्कन्दमाता यशस्विनी.”
Sinhasangata nityam padmashritkardvya , Shubhdastu sada Devi Skandmata Yashswini.
Planet Pacifying puja: Mercury