Jai yug-yug ki Adi shakti, jag men prachalit hai nav bhakti
Adi, madhya aur avasana, teri gati vidhi koi na jana
Glory , all glory to you, O Primordial Power,
worshipped in every age. Devotion to you is now a universal phenomenon.
Without a beginning a middle and as you are, your movements and activities
are mysterious and incomprehensible.
Nirmal shradha men khush hoti, thode men santusht ho jati
Kali men nam dharyo Santoshi, agni tulya pratyaksha-vishekhi
Selfless and unblemished regard shown to you
pleases you most; a trifling faith in you is enough to satisfy you.
Although you are bright as fire and visible, you are called Santoshi
in this Kali age.
Kala, gyan, bal, vidya, datri,tum sam saral sukhadan hindhatri
Sakal charachar tum se chalte, bhut-pret yamdut sinharte
To you we owe the arts, knowledge, strength and
learning for there is no foster-mother as simple and comforting as you;
and to you owes everything, moving and unmoving, its existence; but
you are a big terror to ghosts, fiends and Death’s messengers.
Dushta dalan sanhar karni,Mata tum Brahmanda dharini
Sarasvati Lakshmi aur Kali,amit shakti ki khan nirali
While you kill and destroy the wicked, you sustain
and uphold the universe. As Saraswati, Lakshmi and Kali you are a mysterious
and unique reservoir of immeasurable power.
Tumhare sharan gahe jo koi,mano kamana purna hoi
Tum Ganesh ki man kanya,tumse dharti ho gai dhanya
Whosoever seeks your protection, finds all his
desires fulfilled. You are the virgin mother of Ganesha and it is you
who made the earth a supremely favoured place.
Riddhi, siddhi, hai tumhari mata,mangalmai vardana ke data
Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh, Trimaya, us ka bat tujh men hai samaya
O Mother, you are the daughter of Riddhi and
Siddhi, the two most munificent bestowers of propitious boons and embody
the triple wisdom of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesha.
Sir par kanchan mukut suhata,sundar ratna sa muh dikhata
Madhur-manohar mukhda komal,pushpamal aur shyamal kuntal
On your head is a beautiful golden coronet studded
with a cluster of splendid jewels; your soft, tender face possesses
the beauty of mingled sweetness and charm aided by a beautiful wreath
of flowers and a lock of black hair.
Alankar sohit hain ang mein,navya divya tan meru rang mein
Sundar vastra mein mala rakhti,darshak ke man vash mein karti
Your young divine body decked out with ornaments,
looks elegant in its red ochre as does the wreath of your beautiful
garments which bewitch the minds of all who behold them.
Ga trilakh da dhare do hatha chatur bhuji ko tekahu matha
Sanmukh amritbhari surahi,sath kamdhenu manchahi
Bow to the four-armed goddess who holds a lotus
and a conch-shell in tow of her hands. In front of her is a flagon filled
with nectar and beside her the much coveted cow of plenty.
Svarna kalash rahta hai age,bhakton ke saubhag ya ham jage
Tumhare bhaktibhav jo pave,ajar amar jag mein ho jave
Before you is kept a golden pitcher for blessing
the devotees with good fortune. O Mother, age does not wither him nor
Death kill the person whom you bless with disinterested love and devotion.
Namo namo, jagtaran hari,dukh daridra taro mahtari
Shukravar din ati anukula,Santoshi vrata mangalmula
I bow to you again and again, O deliverer of
the world and entreat you to be so good a mother as to relieve me of
my penury and misery. Fridays are all favorable to you for the observance
of Santoshi’s Vrata-the vow kept in honor of you; it is the root
of all blessings.
Bahuvidhi mat ki puja kar,Santoshi kl katha shravan kar
Gud aur chana prasad chadhave, nirhar ek jun manave
Let the devotee worship the Mother in as many
ways as possible and listen to the story of her miraculous acts; let
him offer her jaggery and non-fried gram and forgo one meal.
Savadhan us din yah rakkhe, bhul se khatta deve na chakhe
Nahin to matu kupitu ho jati,bansh sahit santan nasati
He should be particularly careful not to offer
nor taste anything sour. Failure to observe this rule so enrages the
Mother that she, in her fury, destroys the family of the transgressor.
Shukravar solah vrat rakhe,udya pan-utsah se manave
Phir to ichchha puran hoi,matu kripa se der na hoi
Continuously for sixteen Fridays should the vrata
be observed and with great pomp and ceremony must it close. If these
instructions are followed, every desire of the devotee will be fulfilled
Adbhut devi chamatkarini,pal men chinta pidha harini
Ja par kripa matu ki hoi,jit sake na usko koi
Endowed with miraculous powers, the wonderful
goddess relieves her votaries of their anxieties and sufferings in trice.
Whosoever is blessed by the compassionate mother becomes invincible.
Dhanvivek sukhshanti pradayini,is yug ki navpran vidhayini
Tum sam devi kou nahin, dekh liya mein Tribhuvan mahin
She doles out wealth, knowledge, happiness and
peace to her supplicants for she is the harbinger of a new awakening
in this age. I am convinced that there is nine in the three spheres
comparable to her in might and compassion.
Dukh ati pai bahu bichari,pati viyog ki vah dukhyari
Nariyal-khopar pikar pani, bhus ki roti khai abhagini
Santoshi ka vrat jo kinhin,pati sahit vaibhav pa linha
A poor helpless housewife, bereaved of her husband
was extremely distraught and was so unlucky that she has a coconut shell
from which she drank water and eased her hunger by eating bread made
of husks and chaff. When she observed the vow consecrated to Santoshi,
she was blessed with prosperity and her husband was restored to her.
Pida, chinta katahu marta, ashtsiddhi navanidhi ki data
Santoshi upvas kare jo, sukh sampati ka bhog kare vo
O Mother, you are the gracious donor of the eight
accomplishments and nine treasures; I supplicate you to relieve me of
my worries and sufferings. He who observes fast enjoys both wealth and
Vahan vahan sab thaur samai,tumhari mahima kahi na jai
Man vanchhit var pavai kvari, paye suhag sadhva sannari
Your glory, which permeates all space, beggars
description. Maidens if chaste and devoted to you, get husbands of their
choice and married women if faithful and virtuous receive the boon of
Sukh dhan jan sab manokamna, purna hogi satya janana
Path sava sau karai jo koi,mitai kasht sukh-sampati hoi.
Consider it a indubitable truth that devotion
to Santoshi leads to the fulfillment of all desires and yields happiness,
prosperity and a large family. He who repeats this hymn a hundred and
twenty-five times is relieved of all his afflictions and is blessed
with great felicity and riches.
Santoshi sankat haran,he chamatkar ki murti
Grah badha ko dur kar, karo kamna purti.
Santoshi, a veritable embodiment of miraculous
feats, is the dispeller of all crises and obstructions caused by evil
stars. I entreat her to fulfill my wishes.