Empowering Nations: The Indispensable Role of Mothers in Shaping the Future
Women have a special contribution to great creation. At the heart of motherhood, she is both a nurturer and a creator. The progress of society and nations is deeply linked to the prosperity and culture of women. By instilling good values, mothers play a vital role in shaping future citizens, echoing Napoleon's belief in the power of mothers to build a strong nation.
In our culture, the mother embodies creation, nurture, and guidance, performing roles akin to the divine. She brings life, fosters growth, and guides away from negative influences. Celebrated as Mother-Mahatma-God, she is integral to life's journey, her influence reflected in a child's happiness and felt deeply in her absence. Her role is so pivotal that it's said, “जननी जन्मभूमिष्च स्वर्गादपि गरियसी” (Mother and motherland are greater than heaven), underscoring her irreplaceable position in both life and culture.
Right from the stage of pregnancy, the mother's values start having a special impact on the child more than the father's. For instance:
Dhritarashtra, Pandavas and Vidur all had the same father but due to different mothers, the results were different.
Sage Kashyap was the father of the creation of Suras and Asuras, but due to different mothers, Suras were created from one and Asuras from the other.
Abhimanyu had learned about the creation of Chakravyuh in his mother's womb itself.
Mahatma Prahlad was born in the lineage of Hiranyakashipu Asura's father only because of the values of his mother. During her pregnancy, she listened to the sacred stories at Naradji's ashram, due to which the unborn child Prahlad became a devotee of God.
Ravana, Kumbhakarna and Vibhishana were born from Kuber's daughter, Vishrava Rishi Bhardwaj's daughter, and Sumali's daughter Kaiksi. All four had the same father but different mothers, resulting in different results.
The role of a mother in a child's success is immeasurable. As the child's foremost teacher, she is not just a repository of values but a dynamic source, nurturing and instilling virtues that flow into society through her children. A mother’s influence is like the sacred Tulsi in the feast of Chhappan Bhog, essential and revered. Every mother aspires for her children to excel, contribute positively to society, and achieve personal and emotional mastery.
In the words of Amitabh Bachchan – The name of the most advanced technology in the world is Mother. There is no problem in the world for which she doesn’t have a solution. With her loving touch, she downloads sorrows from our lives and uploads happiness. Therefore, tangible things like computers also need a “motherboard” to run efficiently. It is not only difficult but impossible to measure the coverage area of this technology. Mother is a walking university of humanity. Kudos to all the mothers out there! You were the Best, you are the Best and you will always be the Best 😊