Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Navratri Festival Special 2013 - Did you know? - Part 5

Mother Yemaya - Skanda Mata

Skanda Mata and Mother Yemaya in the Nigerian tradition

Skandamata is Goddess Parvati in her role as mother of Lord Skanda or Kartikeya.  As Mata Rani is in her maternal aspect in this manifestation, she is believed to be extremely beneficent to devotees who seek her as Skandamata. Probably the best known depiction of the Divine Feminine as Mother comes to us in the form of the depictions of Mother Mary with Jesus among others.

The role of Supreme Mother in the Yoruba tradition of Nigeria is fulfilled by Yemaya. Yemaya is the ocean, the essence of motherhood, and a fierce protector of children. Yemaya is said to be the mother of all Gods in the Nigerian IFA tradition.


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