Santoshi Maa denotes the virtue of santosh (i.e., contentment):
- And’s shown with a bowl of rice… And no grain of rice is alike, each one is different… Hence, it denotes accepting & accommodating the differences of all, rather than resisting, which helps keep us content
- Shukravar (i.e., the day of Shukriya, thanks) is the day of Santoshi Maa… Hence, having gratitude is one of the easiest ways of remaining content!
- It’s said even if we just offer gor (i.e., jaggery) & chana (i.e., chickpeas) to Santoshi Maa, she would be happy… Hence, showing that simplicity (i.e., fulfilling needs, but minimizing wants) helps us a lot in remaining content!
- Contentment is the king of all virtues, since it automatically brings numerous other virtues alongwith it … e.x., Cheerfulness, Sweetness, Light-heartedness, etc
- The easiest technique of experiencing contentment… Is to fill ourselves with a powerful experience of peace love & joy, by connecting to the Ocean of these virtues God!
Similarly, Uma devi denotes the virtue of Umang Utsaah (zeal & enthusiasm)… Which is natural when we remain content from within!
Conclusion (Spiritual Significance of Santoshi Maa)
Hence, let’s remain content the whole day today… By :
- Remembering & appreciating the various good things we’ve got in life
- Emerging the attitude of Gratitude for everyone around us
- Remaining connected with God; the Ocean of Peace, Love & Joy!
And the more content we remain, the more good things we keep attracting in life, hence finally attracting the divine perfect land Satyuga once again!
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