According to Hindu belief, Maa Skandamata blesses those who worship her with complete devotion with good fortune, abundance, and strength. As an avatar of Maa Durga, Skanda Mata is the embodiment of maternal love, and she provides power, wealth, and enlightenment to those who worship her. Skanda means Lord Kartikeya and Mata means mother, which translates to mother of Lord Kartikeya.
If one worships Skandmata, they attain salvation along with child happiness and all the wishes of their hearts. While keeping one hand in Abhaya Mudra, the goddess rides a lion while holding a lotus flower, a bell, and a baby Kartikeya in her three hands.
Today’s color is green, which symbolizes nature, growth, and energy. There is tranquility associated with green, a color that represents life. As a symbol of nature, it evokes growth, fertility, peace, and serenity. The mandir entrance can be decorated with a toran made of mango or Ashoka leaves with marigold flowers inserted between them.
Bhog for Maa Skandmata typically includes bananas. Some devotees also prepare banana-based delicacies to please the Goddess. As a bhog to Maa Skandamata, you can also prepare rice kheer with saffron.
Simhasanagata Nityam Padmanchita Karadvaya
Shubhadastu Sada Devi Skandamata Yashasvini॥
Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Ma Skandamata Rupena Samsthita,
Om Devi Skandamatayai Namah