I checked wikipedia and according to it there is no scriptual reference of Santoshi Mata in Hindu texts and she just gained popularity after 1960 movie 'Jai Santoshi Maa'. After reading the wiki article it seems as if she is a self created new goddess. Can somebody please explain which hindu texts contains the story of Santoshi Mata and about her other legends ?
This is a clear indication that Kaliyuga incarnations of God are available today to fight the necessary evils on earth. Such an incarnation of supreme valour is Maa Santoshi. That's why, learned persons only recommend understanding, reading mainly SRIMAD BHAGWAD GITA, as it's the essence of all other Scriptures.
In BHAGWAD GITA, Krishna doesn't mention any Goddess name at all, he simply mentioned once that-
Among women I am fame, fortune, speech, memory, intelligence, faithfulness and patience.
मृत्युः सर्वहरश्चाहमुद्भवश्च भविष्यताम्।
कीर्तिः श्रीर्वाक्च नारीणां स्मृतिर्मेधा धृतिः क्षमा।।10.34।।
I am the Death that carries away all and also the Birth of all that are to be born; among women, I am the Fame, Fortune, Speech, Memory, Wisdom, Constancy and Patience.
Here, women denotes-- DEVI MAA
Here, Patience-- denotes 'Santosh'- one of the qualities MAA SANTOSHI bestows on her devotees. Other Goddess too can be observed in the above verse-- Speech- bestowed by MAA SARASWATI Fortune- bestowed by MAA LAKSHMI Fame(power,status)- bestowed by MAA KALIKA
Also, Sri Krishna tells among all intonations mantra, he is the Gayatri mantra.