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Governing planet: Mercury
She rides on mount Lion (sher)
Weapon: Lotus, Two hands holding Skanda
Skandamata is the goddess which is workship on the Panchami of the Navaratri. The word Skandmata is the combination of the two words ‘Skand’ and ‘mata’ which means the mother of Skand also known as Kartikeya.
Kartikeya is the son of Shiva and Parvati and is the elder brother of Ganesha. Her description in the Hinduism is described as having four arms, carrying her baby and riding on a ferocious tiger. The Goddess Skandamata is describing the strength of a mother when her child is met with danger and with grey color it describes the nature of Skandmata.
ॐ देवी स्कन्दमातायै नमः॥
Om Devi Skandamatayai Namah॥
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