I carry your heart with me!
It brings me immense pleasure to share that I, along with 24 other bloggers are celebrating #9daysofwomanhood throughout Navratri. I thank Neha Sharma who shares her adventures with her adorable little munchkin Nemit, for introducing me. I loved her blog http://growingwithnemit.com on the prompt for today "A Woman who is a Goddess Avtaar in my Life"
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I was once religious but somewhere along the way, I dropped religion. This however, did not hamper my belief in Gods and Godesses since I was raised by them.
So I dedicate this post to my Mum. I really had to search the net for this prompt to understand the 9 Avatars of Durga. The more I researched, the clearer it became, my mum is not any ONE of the avatars but she is Ma Durga herself, Shakti, a fragrant pot pourri of the Navdurga.
She is Shailputri, the daughter of the Himalayas, when I see how her eyes twinkle when she is anywhere in the vicinity of them. How childlike and excited she gets when she is anywhere near trees. Or when she would steal plant offshoots from gardens and peoples' housrs. Appalled I would ask her why and she would say, "No one owns plants, plants are wild and free". I think she secretly believes she owns them.
She is Bramhacharini, who is worshipped in an unmarried form. She enlightens us with great power and divine Grace. Mummy has never needed a man to support her. She has not only been financially independent but I have also seen her singlehandedly moving furniture in the house or climbing walls to cut branches of a tree. Her power outshines us all. Last year was a rough year for us! But she stood there taking care of us all, me with my medical complications, dad with a major head injury and my sister who had to rough out in Singapore. She was our rock!!
She is Chandraghanta who has ten hands for mummy is forever doing multiple things at the same time even now when she is 61. She has three eyes which never miss a nook for dirt. My mum is the apostle of bravery and there's no battle she hasn't fought with her lion heart.
She is Kushmanda who is said to provide energy to the Sun. She is the one who created the Universe. Mummy definitely manifested my universe and is the source of my energy.
She is Skandmata. She is known to be chosen as the commander in chief in a war against demons. A mother to can turn into a storm cloud to protect her children. Mummy is nurturer but she also taught us how to fight our own battles. She taught us to be bold and hold our heads high. I often say that she's a very tall person in a tiny body (she's only 4'10", but she's unmissable in a crowd).
She is Katyayani, the warrior goddess and said to be the most violent of all avtaars. Well mummy is a sweet person with a temper that you wouldn't want to mess about with. Scaarrryyyy is all I can say! Katyayani is the one who destroyed all the demons and mummy sure did manage our mischiefs well when we were up to no good.
She is Kalaratri with her disheveled hair and fierceness. We've or my mum has been robbed 8 times in her 61 years, from chain snatching, to house robbery, to robbers nearly murdering my sleeping dad in the middle of the night. She's seen it all. While anyone else would succumb to fear, she feels invincible and says is not scared of anything now.
She is Mahagauri who is said to be peaceful , intelligent and calm and this reflects in her beauty. My mother is every bit Mahagauri!
And finally she is Siddhidarti who has supernatural healing powers. She manifests as the Mother Goddess and blesses all gods, saints, yogis, tantrics and devotees. This woman I call mummy, will look for ways to change the lives for the better of those who surround her. People love her candidness, her crazy soul, her mindfulness and her attracted to her magic charm.
She's the only woman I know who will carry 8 watermelons on her scooter and go looking for cows to feed them these. Why? Because she felt guilty for only giving them watermelon peels.
I have never needed to believe in a God because I have had her. I wish I can be the same mother to my baby as well .
I would also like to quote E E Cummings and say
I fear no fate for you are my fate . . I want no world for you are my world . . here is a secret that nobody knows. Here is the root of the root and bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of the tree called life which grows higher than the soul can hope or the mind can hide . . I carry your heart with me. I carry it in my heart
I would like to this opportunity to introduce , Harneet, a wonderfully helpful mom and her intriguing story about her little miracles. She blows at https://sublimessagesblog.wordpress..com/2017/09/25my-delivery-story-no-one-knows-about/
Wow...awesome... amazing...I want to use such words to describe your write up, loved the way you compared your mum to all the avatars of Durga, choice of pictures is superb, and cherry on the cake is the video in the end which is just too brilliant. Loved it!!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Nehaaaa!Delete
Wao loved reading your post..made the prompt clearer for me to understandReplyDelete
Truly amazing madam g😊ReplyDelete
What a beautiful tribute to your mom, and the spirit of motherhood! I hope she reads this and knows how deeply she's impacted you.ReplyDelete
Thanks Akshaya :)Delete
Beautiful portrayal! I want to do pranams to your mom just reading this post.ReplyDelete
Haha thank youDelete
Moms are the best n I agree wish we can be same for our children. Loved your post, great research n the video is super awesome!..ReplyDelete
She's discovered the magic of YouTube so this is a daily night routine . . She lullabys herself to sleep and when we are staying over . . She lullabys us to sleepDelete
What a lovely read this was..reminding each word also resembles my mom..I guess it's the word Maa that is bestowed with supreme power :)ReplyDelete