Skandamata is the daughter of Himalaya and sometimes she is worshipped in the form of Goddess Parvati, Mata Gauri or Maheshwari. Our holy books narrate a story where a great demon named ‘Tarkasur’ did a very tough penance. He was able to please Bhramaji with his devotion and years of penance. When Bhramaji appeared to fulfill his boon, he asked him to become immortal. On this wish, Bhramaji told him that no one can escape death.
One who has been born on earth has to go one day. On this, Tarkasur thought that Lord Shiv will never get married and cleverly asked for the death by the son of Lord Shiv. On this statement, his boon was granted.
He considered himself to be invincible and started disturbing people on the earth. Considering this act, all the devtas went before Lord Shiv and requested him to get married. Lord Shiv agreed to get married to Goddess Parvati and they had a son named ‘Kartikey’ who killed Tarkasur.