If ever there is any purest form of love on earth then it is the Mother’s love. She is the first teacher to the child. The indescribable bond between a mother and his child is based on selfless and unconditional love. Care, love support, timely advice, your go-to guide and best friend for life – that’s Mother for you. She wants the best for her family without asking anything in return—and this perhaps is the biggest trait a mother is endowed with.
Every year, the second Sunday of May is dedicated to moms, however, there are places where it falls on a different month and date. This year, Mother’s Day will be celebrated on May 9.
Mother’s Day is dedicated to all the moms who are your first teachers and help a child move towards his goals. You take your first baby steps into this world by holding your mother’s hand. This day is dedicated to all the mothers/motherly figure in your life, so as to make them feel special and loved!
The importance of mothers is supreme and even our gods will vouch for it. Let’s take a trip down the memory lane and try to understand how even our gods gave supreme respect and love to their moms, holding them dearest to their hearts:
The divine relationship between Maa Yashoda and Shri Krishna is a vibrant example of how even a foster mother is revered more than the Lord’s birth mother Devki. The legend has it that Krishna was Devki’s child, who however was given to Yashoda and Nanda in Gokul exchanging daughter Yogmaya by Krishna’s father Vasudeva on the night of his birth. This was done to protect him from Devki’s brother, Kansa, the king of Mathura.
Although Yashoda was Krishna’s foster mom, their relationship is much cherished. It was Devki who bore the lord, but Yashoda will always be remembered as Shri Krishna’s loving mother!
Lord Shiva’s consort Parvati along with kids Ganesha, Kartikeya and daughter Ashok Sundari are the best example of a perfect family. Mata Parvati’s relationship with the kids is something that can be looked upon and taken lessons from while dealing with your own kids. It is believed that Goddess Parvati created Lord Ganesha on her own, therefore she loved her child immensely—so much so that when Lord Shiva in his temper severed his head, it was Maa Parvati who got angry and asked the Lord to bring back her son to life, no matter what.
Therefore, an elephant’s head was placed upon lord Ganesha’s body.
Goddess Parvati shared a rich and loving bond with her other kids Kartikeya and Ashok Sundari as well.
So, this Mother’s Day, take a cue from the lives of our gods and make your mother feel special. Ensure her and your family’s safety amid the COVID pandemic and there cannot be any bigger gift.
Here’s wishing everyone a very Happy Mother’s Day!