God could not be present everywhere that’s why he created Mother
Mother’s Day is a celebration of the idol of pure, unconditional love and beauty whom we commonly call Mum, Mom, Mother and Mamma. It is a celebration to honour the maternal bonds and the influence of mother’s in the society. This day is celebrated every year across the globe. While the dates vary every year, it is largely celebrated on the second Sunday in the month of May. This year it will be celebrated on 09th May 2021.
While one day is really not enough to thank this precious gift of god, it just encourages everyone to come out and acknowledge everything that a mother tirelessly does for all 365 days. It is believed that the modern Mother’s Day celebration first began in the US, when a woman by the name Anna Jarvis wanted the day to be celebrated because her own mother had expressed such a desire. When she passed away, Jarvis took up the initiative and held a memorial for the mother in 1908, 03 years after she died.
Mother’s Day can also be celebrated with a sister, an aunt with whomever the individual shares the same or similar bond as his or her mother. A beautiful quote by author Linda Wooten states: “Being a mother is learning about the strengths you didn’t know you had and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed”. This is so true as behind all the success stories is always a mother who worked real hard to make all her child’s dreams come true. Motherhood is a quality that is naturally inherited in every woman. She is the first best friend, guide, philosopher, mentor, teacher of every individual in this world.
Indians have tried to comprehend this thought process into Indian culture and celebrate this every year in the month of May. It is amazing to see by how many names is a mother addressed in different Indian languages in different states. Hindi they say Maa, Marathi they say Aai, Gujarat they say Baa/Maa, Kokani they sai Maai, South they say Amma/Thalli, Urdu they say Ammi, Assam they say Matri, Kashmiri they say Mouj, Orissa they say Ma, Punjabi they say Bebe, Sanskrit they say Janani and so on.
It is never too late to thank and appreciate your Mother.
- Plan something special for her – like a dinner date or a long drive with her.
- Pamper her – Make her feel special, take her out for shopping or to a spa or salon and pamper her to the fullest.
- Movie date – Take her out for a movie if she loves watching movies.
- Cook for her – Bake or cook something for her that is her favorite food or Just spend some quality time with her by flipping through an old photo album or just talking to her as this is what she craves for always from you while you have been busy in your own world.
Wish you all a very Happy Mother’s Day…
–Manali Dixit (Planet Marathi)