Mata Skandamata - माता स्कन्दमाता

या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ स्कन्दमाता रूपेण संस्थिता। नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नम:।।
When Goddess Parvati became the mother of Lord Skanda (also known as Lord Kartikeya), Mata Parvati was known as Goddess Skandamata. She sits on lotus flower and because of that Skandamata is also known as Goddess Padmasana. The complexion of Goddess Skandamata is Shubhra (शुभ्र) which describes her white complexion. Devotees who worship this form of Goddess Parvati get the benefit of worshipping Lord Kartikeya.
Rides (सवारी): Ferocious Lion(उग्र शेर)
Hold (अत्र-शस्त्र)
Four Hands: She carries baby Murugan in her lap. Lord Murugan is also known as Kartikeya and brother of Lord Ganesha. She carries lotus flowers in her upper two hands. She holds baby Murugan in one of her right hand and keeps the other right hand in Abhaya Mudra.
Expression (मुद्रा): Motherhood
Assigning Planet (ग्रह): Budha (बुद्ध)

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