The fifth day of Shardiya Navratri is dedicated to the worship of fifth form of Goddess Durga that is Goddess Skandamata. This form of Goddess Durga is known as Skandamata as she is represented along with her child Skanda (Kartikeya) seated on her lap. It is believed that by worshipping her, all the desires of the devotees are fulfilled, they get peace and happiness and easily attain salvation. Skandamata is considered to be a powerful Goddess that blesses her devotees.
The temple remains open for worship from 5.00 a.m. to 12.00 Noon and from 4.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. Daily aarties are held twice in the temple i.e. morning and evening. Timings may change.
Skandamata Durga Temple is located at J.6/33, Jaitpura in Varanasi.