Santoshi Mata or Santoshi Maa is mainly worshiped by women of North India. The name Santoshi Mata literally means “the mother of contentment or satisfaction”. Goddess Santoshi Maa is a symbol of love, contentment, forgiveness, happiness and hope. The Goddess, considered to be a daughter of Lord Ganesh, is believed to have a calm nature and offers her followers with happiness and peace. It is believed that fasting and praying Santoshi Mata for 16 consecutive Fridays brings peace and prosperity in one’s family. According to one legend, the sons of Lord Ganesh, Shubh and Labh, wanted to know the importance of Raksha Bandhan and wished to have a sister. Thus, Lord Ganesha created Maa Santoshi. As she fulfilled the wishes of her brothers, she was named Santoshi then.