1. On the fifth day of Navratri, we worship Goddess Skandamata, the embodiment of motherhood and compassion. She is depicted as a benevolent goddess seated on a lotus flower, holding her son Kartikeya in her lap.

2. She is said to have bestowed her divine blessings upon Kartikeya, helping him to become the commander-in-chief of the gods and defeat the demon Tarakasura.

3. Her name Skandamata means "mother of Skanda".Childless couples fast on this day, hoping for the blessing of motherhood from worshipping Skandamata.

4. She is also known as Padmasana Devi (lotus-seated goddess) and Shambhavi Devi (auspicious goddess).Her most popular shrine is located in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India.

5.Offering bananas to the goddess is a symbol of fertility and prosperity, a common tradition on this day. The colour of the day is white.

6. Chanting Mantra: Om Devi Skandamatayay Namah.