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Santoshi Mata Vrat – How to Perform Santoshi Ma Vrat and Udyapan

Santoshi Mata Vrat is one of the popular Vrats in North India. It is observed mainly on Friday. Here is a brief description on how to perform Santoshi Mata Vrat and Udyapan.

  • The Vrat is observed for 16 consecutive Fridays.
  • It can be started at any time of the year.
  • You can perform the vrat during monthly periods.
  • On the first Friday of the vrat, a devotee has to take a yellow color thread. Tie twenty-one knots on it and wear it around the neck during the vrat period.
  • Men tie the thread on the right wrist.
  • No sour food is to be consumed or offered by the person performing the Vrat.

How to Perform Santoshi Mata Vrat?

After taking bath on Friday morning, the devotee has to wear the thread.
Perform simple puja and prayer to Santoshi Mata.
Fast on an entire day.
In the evening, the devotee reads or listens to the Santoshi Mata Vrat Katha.
The devotee breaks the fast by eating a handful of baked horse gram (Chane kid al) and jaggery.

  • You should water plants on all the 16 Fridays.
  • After every three Fridays, the devotee should feed poor people
  • Feeding animals earns virtue.

Santoshi Mata Vrat Udyapan

After four months, the devotee should invite five poor girls and five poor women and feed them a good meal. On the last friday of the vrat - the sixteenth friday.
Food should also be offered to cow and other domestic animals.
Plants should be watered.
It is good to give clothes to poor children.

Benefits of Santoshi Mata Vrat 

Peace and prosperity will be achieved.
Desire fulfillment.
Victory over enemies.
Couples will be blessed with healthy children.