16 Shukrawar Vrat of Goddess Santoshi Maa :

In Hindu religion each day of week is dedicated to special god for their special blessings. Friday or Shukrawar (Hindi word) is dedicated to goddess santoshi. She is giver of peace and wisdom. Women keep fast on this day to worship goddess santoshi to bring or keep peace in their house. She is also incarnation of Maa Shakti so devotees get divine power to face any difficulties in their life.

It is said that keeping fast of 16 Friday will fulfill the desire of the devotees. Fasting is done without taking food between sunrise and sunset. Fast is braked up by taking only white food like – milk made sweets, rice etc. Things serve to goddess include sweet or prasad made by mixing “Gud – Chana”. After completing of 16 Shukrawar or Friday a major level of celebration dedicated to Maa santoshi arranged by fasted devotees.

Pooja and worship of goddess santoshi is arranged in every temple of goddess on every Friday of week. Mantra and aarti is sung by devotees to make happy Maa santoshi for her blessings. Some of Mantras for Shukrawar are as follows :-

Om Mahalakshmi Cha Vidmahe Vishnu Patriye Dhimahi Tanno Lakshmi Prachodayat

Om Sri Maha Lakshmiyai Namaha

(Durga) Om Katyayanyai Vidmahe Kanyakumaryai Dhimahi Tanno Durga Prachodayat

Om Sri Durgayaii Namaha

(Saraswati) Om Vagdevyai Cha Vidmahe Kamarajaya Dhimahi Tanno Devi Prachodayat

Om Aim Saraswatyai Namaha

(Shakti) Om Sarva-sam-mohinyai Vidmahe Visvajananyai Dhimahi Tanno Shaktih Prachodayat

(Kali) Om Sri Maha Kalikayai Namaha

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