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Maa Santoshi

Yaa Devi Sarvabhutesu, Santoshi Rupena Samsthitaa, Namastasyei Namastasyei, Namastasyei Namo Namaha..  



Santoshi Mata Pooja & Vidhi-Vidhaan

Santoshi Mata Pooja is usually performed for a period of 16 Weeks on Friday.

You will be required to have a Santoshi Matt Photo, the Pooja book which contains the story and for prasad you will need roasted chana, jaggery and green banana.

"You are not supposed to eat or touch anything which is sour like Curd, Lemon Etc"

On a Friday morning have head bath and place the photo in a clean Pooja area and put a small Kalash. Place Santhoshimatha's photo and decorate it with flowers. Keep channa (soaked in water for 6 hours in water) or puffed bengal gram along with jaggery piece and bananas as prasadam. Light diya before the Goddess. Chant the mantras and read the story and give aarti to the Goddess and have prasadam. You can do fasting the entire day or can have food only once in a day (may be supper or dinner). You are not supposed to eat anything sour on the day of the Pooja...

You need to do this for 16 weeks on Friday, and after you finish the 16 weeks you will be required to do Udyapan, i.e. you will be required to offer food to kids and remember not to feed them anything sour and not to give them any cash, as they might use the cash to buy something sour.

First gather the things required and then start the Pooja.

Things required for the Pooja:

  • 1 kalash
  • betel leaves
  • flowers
  • dry whole channa and jaggery for prasad
  • camphor for aarti
  • agarbatti
  • diyas
  • turmeric
  • kumkum
  • photo of santoshima
  • coconut for kalash (have to continue with the same coconut till you complete Pooja)
  • a wooden stool for placing the moorthi
  • rice mixed with turmeric

Prayer to Santoshi mata's father Ganesh, mother Riddhi Siddhi. Prayer to wealth, gold, silver, pearl, and other gems. Prayer to Ganapati to fulfill all our wishes. To have success in business, to remove poverty, destruction of evil. Let there be peace and happiness and light. Let there be a house full of children, profit in business and huge earnings, fulfillment of one's desires destruction of evil, removal of sorrow and worry. The name of Santoshi mata gets all the work done smoothly. Say Jai [salutations] to Santoshi Mata.

During this katha one should hold jaggery [gur] and roasted gram [channa] in their hand. The listeners should keep saying "Santoshi Mata ki Jai" "Santoshi Mata ki Jai" "Santoshi Mata ki Jai" all the time. At the end of the story the jaggery and gram, which is held in their hand, should be collected and given to the mother cow to eat.

The jaggery and gram kept in the vessel should be distributed as prasad to one and all.

Before starting the narration of the story, fill water in the vessel [kalash], and on top of the kalash keep a small bowl filled with gram and jaggery. After the katha finishes that is after the aarti, the water in the vessel should be sprinkled in every corner of the house and the remaining water should be poured into the Tulsi [basil] plant. One should buy jaggery and gram worth Rs. 1.25np and do the fasting. There is no problem if one does it with only 25 paise. If there is jaggery in the house, take that, do not worry because the mother sees to the sentiments, more or less does not concern her. Therefore as per your capacity with devotion you can make the prasad and offer with love and do the fasting.

Udayapan [last day]

On the Udayapan [last day] you distribute 2- kg. Khaja [cashews], poori, kheer, gram curry, sweets. Light the lamp of ghee and keep saying "Santoshi Mata ki Jai" and break the coconut. On this day there should not be any sour item in the house. Do not eat any sour item yourself nor offer anyone. On this day, feed eight boys food. If the children are there in the immediate close family - elder or younger brother-in-law's children, then do not call from outside. If there are fewer children from close family, you can call children from the Brahmins, relatives or neighbor's children. Do not give them any sour item and as per one's capacity give them gifts. Do not give money but give them any item. The person doing the fast after listening to the story should have the prasad and only one time meal. This way the Mother is very happy, and sorrow, poverty will be removed and wishes will be fulfilled.

संतोषी माता पूजा, कथा और उद्यापन कि विधि

संतोषी माता के पिता गणेश, माता रिद्धी-सिध्दि धन, धान्य, सोना, चांदी, मूंगा, रत्नों से भरा परिवार, गणपति माता की लाड भरी, गणपति पिता की दुलार, गणपति देव की कमाई, धंधे में बरकत, दरिद्रता दूर, कलह-क्लेश का नाश, सुख-शान्ति का प्रकाश, बालकों की फुलवारी, धंधे में मुनाफे की कमाई भारी, मनोकामना पूर्ण, शोक विपत्ति चिंता सब चूर्ण, संतोषी माता का लो नाम, जिससे बन जाए सब काम, बोलो... संतोषी माता की जय।
पूजा और कथा
व्रत-पूजा के लिए माँ संतोषी के चित्र के सामने जल से भरे पात्र के ऊपर एक कटोरी में गुड और भुने हुए चने रखें। गुड-चने की मात्रा अपनी सहूलियत के अनुसार कुछ भी रख सकतें हैं, कम-ज्यादा का कोई विचार न करें। जितना बन पड़े श्रद्धा और प्रेम से प्रसन्न-मन व्रत करना चाहिए, क्यों कि माता तो भावना कि भूखी है। इस व्रत को करने वाला कथा कहते समय हाथों में गुड और भुने हुए चने रखे। सुनने वाले 'संतोषी माता की जय' मुख से बोलते जायें। सुनने वाला कोई न मिले तो दीपक जला कर उसके आगे या जल के पात्र को सामने रख कर कथा कहें। कथा पूरी होने पर आरती, भोग लगाने के समय की विनती और चालीसा का पाठ करें। कथा समाप्त होने पर हाथ का गुड और चना गौमाता को खिलावें। कलश पर रखा गुड-चना सबको प्रसाद के रूप में बाटें। कलश के जल को घर में सब जगहों पर छिडकें, बचा हुआ जल तुलसी की क्यारी में सींच देवें।
उद्यापन
व्रत के उद्यापन में ढाई सेर खाजा, मोयमदार पुरी, चने कि सब्जी और खीर का भोग लगाना चाहिए। इस दिन कथा के समय नैवेद्य रखे घी का दीपक जला संतोषी माता कि जय जय कार बोल नारियल फोड़ना चाहिए । इस दिन खटाई न खावें, खट्टी वस्तु खाने से माता का कोप होता है। इसलिए उद्यापन के दिन भोग कि किसी सामग्री में खटाई न डालें। न आप खाएं, न किसी दुसरे को खानें दें। इस दिन आठ लड़कों को भोजन करावें। देवर-जेठ घर कुटुंब का मिलता हो पहले उन्हें बुलावें। न मिलें तो रिश्तेदारों, ब्राह्मणों या पड़ोसियों के लड़के बुलावें। भोजन कराने के बाद उन्हें यथा-शक्ति दक्षिणा देवें। नगद पैसे या खटाई कि कि कोई वस्तु न देवें। व्रत करने वाला कथा सुन एक समय भोजन-प्रसाद ले। इस प्रकार माता अत्यन्त प्रसन्न होंगी। दुख दरिद्रता दूर होकर चाही मुराद पूरी होगी।

VRAT KI VIDHI IN ROMAN

Vrat ki vidhi: Santoshi mata ke pita Ganesh, mata Ridhhi Sidhhi dhan-dhaanya, sona, chandi, moti, moongon ratnon se bhara parivar;Ganpati pita ki dulaar bhari, Ganpatidev ki kamaayi, dhandhey barkat, daridrata door, kalah-kalesh ka naash, sukh-shanti prakash,

balakon ki phulwari,dhandhey mein munafey ki bhari kamaayi, man ki kaamna puran,shok, vipatti, chinta sabh choorn, Santoshi mata ka key naam, jissey ban jaaye saarey kaam, bolo jai Santoshi Mata ki.

Is vrat ko karney wala katha kahtey sunntey samay haath mein gur aur bhuney huey

channey rakhey. sunneywale "Santoshi Mata ki jai", "Santoshi Mata ki jai", is prakaarjai-jaikaar mukh sey boltey jayein. Katha samaapt honey par haath ka gur channa gau-mata ko khilavein. Kalash mein rakha hua gur channa sabhko prasad ke roop mein baant dein.

Katha ke poorva kalash ko jal se bharein, uske ooper gur channey se bhari katori rakhein. Katha evam aarti samaapt honey ke baad kalash ke jal ko ghar mein sabhi jagah chhirkein aur bacha hua jal tulsi ki kyari mein daal dein. Sava aanein ka gur-channa lekar mata ka vrat karein. Savaa paise ko lein to bhi koi aapati nahin. Gur agar ghar mein ho to usey levein, vichar na karein kyonki mata bhavna ki bhookhi hai, kam zyada ka koi vichar nahin. Isliye jitna ban parey prasad arpan kar shraddha aur prem se prassan man ho vrat karna chahiye.Vrat ke udyapan mein dhai ser khaja, momandar poori, kheer, channey ka shaag, naivedya rakhein, ghee ka deepak jalaakar Santoshi mata ki jai-jaikar bolein, nariyal phorein. Is din ghar mein khataayi na dalein, aur na aap khavein aur na kissi doosrey ko khaney dein. Is din aath larkon ka bhojan karavein. Devar, jeth, ghar kutumb ka milta ho to doosrey ko bulana nahin. Agar kutumb mein na miley to brahmanon ke, rishteydaaron ke yaa padosion ke larkon ko bulavein. Unhein khatayi ki koi vastu na devein tatha bhojan kara yatha shakti dakshina devein. Nakad paisa na dein koi vastu dakshina mein dein. Vrat karney wala katha sunkar prasad lein, ek samay bhojan karein. Is prakar se Mata atyant prasanna hogi, dukh daridra door hokar manokamna poori hogi.

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