Friday is dedicated to the goddesses of the Hindu religion. We are saying this on the basis that this day is considered special for the worship of Mata Lakshmi, Mata Santoshi, and Mata Kali. This day is considered a symbol of wealth, prosperity, and happiness. Whoever receives the blessings of Mother, his luck opens up. Just now we talked about the goddesses worshiped on Friday, in which the name of Mata Santoshi was also included. Mata Santoshi sitting on a lotus flower is the goddess who provides satisfaction in life. There is a special tradition of worshiping Mata Santoshi on Friday because Mata Santoshi was born on this day.
Santoshi Mata’s story related to birth
The story of the birth of Santoshi Mata is very interesting because her daughter was born when Lord Ganesha was defeated by his sons due to their stubbornness for good and profit. Lord Ganesha, son of Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati, had two wives. Their names were Riddhi and Siddhi who are considered to be the daughters of Prajapati Vishwakarma.
Ganesh ji had two sons named ‘Kshem’ from his wife Siddhi and ‘Labh’ from Riddhi. These two sons of Lord Ganesha are called ‘Shubh-Labh’ while Tushti-Pusti is the daughters-in-law and grandsons of Lord Ganesha, Amod, and Pramod. Religious texts also confirm that Ganesha also has a daughter named Santoshi. Everyone is aware of the glory of Mata Santoshi.
How was Santoshi Mata born?
According to the story of Santoshi Mata related to the birth, once upon a time when Lord Ganesha was getting the Raksha Sutra tied by his aunt, his son was watching this scene. On this, he wanted to know about this ritual of tying the Raksha Sutra.
Listening to his sons, Ganeshji said that this is not just a thread but a protective thread, a protective thread in the form of a protective shield. Which is a symbol of love and blessings between brother and sister. Hearing these words from their father, both brothers Shubh and Labh sat down insisting on one sister.
Both of them said that if it is so then we also want a sister. To fulfill the stubbornness of both, Lord Ganesha created a light with his supernatural powers and merged it with the soul power of his two wives Riddhi and Siddhi. After adding soul power, that light took the form of a girl. In this way, the daughter of Lord Ganesha was born. Ganesh ji named his daughter Santoshi.
Who are the parents of Santoshi Maa ?
Goddess Santoshi’s mother is Riddhi-Siddhi and her father is Lord Ganesha. Mata Santoshi contains the soul power of Lord Ganesha and Riddhi-Siddhi, due to which both Riddhi and Siddhi are their mothers.
Are Mata Santoshi and Maa Durga one ?
In the Hindu religion, Mata Santoshi and Maa Durga are not the same, but Santoshi Devi is considered a part of Maa Durga. In this way, it can be said that Mata Santoshi is another form of Goddess Durga.