Devi Skandamata, the fifth form of Goddess Durga was worshiped yesterday. She governs the planet Mangal (Mercury). Skandamata is the mother of the war god Skanda also known as Kartikeya, Murugan or Subramanya. This day is also celebrated as Skanda Sashti, especially by Tamil Hindus. Naag Pooja is also observed on this day.
At the Durga Temple:
We made it to the half-way mark towards Ramayan Navami! The Ramayan Paath each day has been a blessing.
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