Mother is our goddess and first teacher. She is the physical form of love, care and patience. Even when sometimes we get angry with her or go against her words, when we come back to her and say sorry, she remains with the same loving smile and hugs us. A real mother is always selfless and just needs to see her child always safe and happy. It is really this time’s need to understand mother’s love and sacrifices. May we love our mothers and love and respect the motherliness in every woman. May there won’t be anymore rapes, abuses or mothers and fathers being admitted to old age homes or thrown to streets.
The following is the first stanza of Mathru Panchakom – a very beautiful and meaningful poem by Sri Shankaracharya. It clearly explains the sacrifice of a mother. May each words go deeply into our hearts.
Aasthaam thavadeeyam prasoothi samaye durvara soola vyadha
Nairuchyam thanu soshanam malamayee sayya cha samvathsaree
Ekasyapi na garbhabhara bharana klesasya yasyah kshmo
Dhathum nishkruthi munnathopi thanaya tasyai jananyai namaha
While giving birth to me, the one who suffered the excruciating unbearable pain, who had the biochemical changes in body while carrying me in womb and became weak due to not having taste, who after my birth slept in the same filthy bed with my urine and feces for a year, and with one and utmost care, she carried my weight in her womb with lots of sufferings, yet very patiently; even I become great, I could never compensate in return; my salutations to that dearest mother.