Santoshi Mata Namavali

SANTOSHI MATA NAMAVALI

SANTOSHI MATA NAMAVALI


INTRODUCTION

Santoshi Mata is a Hindu goddess. She is described as “the Mother of Satisfaction”. Santoshi Mata is particularly worshipped by women of North India and Nepal. Santoshi Mata vrata is mostly performed by women for fulfilling their wishes.

Santoshi Mata vrata is gaining popularity among North Indian women, and nowadays also among South Indian women. Santoshi Mata images and shrines are popular in Hindu temples.

The Santoshi Mata fasting is to be observed on 16 successive Fridays, or until one’s wish is fulfilled. The devotee should perform the   worship on Santoshi Mata and offer her flowers, and a bowl of raw sugar. The devotee who is performing the puja has to   wake up early in the morning, remembering the Goddess. Only one meal must be taken during the fasting day, and devotees must avoid eating sour food, and also must avoid serving sour food to others. When the wish is granted, a devotee must then organise a   ceremony, where few young girls must be invited to their homes, and they must be served with delicious food, similar to a festive meal, by considering them as the divine forms of Ma Santhoshi.

In this type of worship, the devotee should not do bad things to others. By undergoing fasting, one can live happily in their life. This fasting teaches the devotees to spread happiness among others.

Apart from performing Puja to Ma Santhoshi, we can also recite her 108 wonderful names which are given below:-

1) Aadyaa

2) Aarya

3) Abhavya

4) Agni Jwalaa

5) Ahankaara

6) Ameva Vikrama

7) Ananta

8) Anantaa

9) Anek Shastra Hastaa

10) Anek varnaa

11) Anekaastra Dhaarini

12) Aparnaa

13) Apraudha

14) Bahul Prema

15) Bahulaa

16) Balpradaa

17) Bhaavini

18) Bhaavya

19) Bhandrakaali

20) Bhav Preeta

21) Bhavmochani

22) Bhavya

23) Bhawaani

24) Bhddhidda

25) Braahmi

26) Brahm Vaadini

27) Buddhi

28) Chaamundaa

29) Chanda Mundavisaashini

30) Chandra Ghantaa

31) Chintaa

32) Chitraa

33) Chitta

34) Chittaroopaa

35) Chitti

36) Daksha Kanyaa

37) Daksha Yagya Inaashini

38) Devmaata

39) Durga

40) Eidree

41) Ek Kanya

42) Ghor Rupaa

43) Gyaana

44) Jaloori

45) Jayaa

46) Kaal Ratri

47) Kaatyaayani

48) Kaishori

49) Kalmanjini

50) Karaali

51) Kaumaari

52) Kriyaa

53) Krooraa

54) Kumari

55) Lakshmi

56) Masheshwari

57) Maatangi

58) Madhu Kaitabh Hantari

59) Mahaabalaa

60) Mahaatapa

61) Mahishasur Mardini

62) Mahodari

63) Man

64) Matangmuni Pujita

65) Muktakeshi

66) Naarayani

67) Nishumbhashumbhahanini

68) Nityaa

69) Omsati

70) Paatlaa

71) Paatlaavati

72) Parmeshwari

73) Pattaambar Paridhaana

74) Pinaak Dharini

75) Pratyakshaa

76) Praudah

77) Purusha Kriti

78) Ratna Priyaa

79) Raudramukhi

80) Saadhavi

81) Saavitri

82) Sadagati

83) Sarsundari

84) Sarva Asur Vinaashaa

85) Sarva Shaastramavi

86) Sarva Shastramayi

87) Sarva Vaahan Vaahanaa

88) Sarvadaanavghaatini

89) Sarvamantramavi

90) Sarvvidya

91) Satanandaswaroopini

92) Sattaa

93) Satya

94) Shaambhavi

95) Shiv Dooti

96) Shooldharini

97) Sundari

98) Tapasvini

99) Trinetraa

100)Utkarshini

101)Vaaraahi

102)Vaishnavi

103)Van Durga

104)Vimla

105)Vishnu Maaya

106)Vriddhmaata

107)Yati

108)Yuvati

All these 108 names of Santoshi Mata are believed to be sacred. If we chant it regularly, we can get peace, harmony and prosperity in our life.

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WRITTEN BY

R.HARISHANKAR