Excerpt from Manusmriti 3.56 Reads:
Yatra Naryastu Pujyante Ramante Tatra Devata । Yatraitaastu Na Pujyante Sarvaastatrafalaah Kriyaah ।।
Meaning: “Where Women Are Honored , Divinity Blossoms There; And Where They Are Dishonored , All Action Remains Unfruitful.”
“Nar” in Sanskrit means “Man” and “Naari” means “Woman”. It is said that “Naari tu Narayani” literally means “Woman you are world creator, preserver and protector.”
Woman is the energy of anyone’s life, very right from the beginning of anyone’s life. When any life is born, it is born through a female in the nature and humans are not an exception. Our life starts from the woman; she is the Adi Shakti (First Energy) of anyone’s life. The woman is the source of mankind and without her the human life wouldn’t exist on earth. The love, care and sacrifice of the mother (including Mother Nature) for her children is matchless, selfless and of course priceless.
I praise the divine qualities in every woman which are compassion, love, care, sacrifice, sensitivity, emotions, life creation, forgiveness and strength. The women are considered the sources of Astha Aishwarya (Eight Wealth) – prosperity, good health, knowledge, strength, progeny, and power.
Woman is the Saraswati (Goddess of Wisdom) when she bestows you a knowledge and wisdom in the form of advice and teaching right or wrong. Woman is the Lakshmi (Goddess of Wealth) when she prospers you by showering happiness, providing motivation and opportunities in the life. Woman is the Kali (Goddess of Power) when she strengthens you to reach out to your maximum potential by destroying your all fears obstructing your growth. Woman nurtures our good health by preparing and feeding us a nutritious and delicious food and motivating for keeping active healthy lifestyle. Only woman can bless us children, she is the only source of creation of the human life.
Women must be respected, honoured and acknowledged for what they contribute in our day-to-day life and in any good aspects in the world. As a daughter and sister she must be adored as a princess, as a wife she must be loved as a queen and as a mother she must be worshipped as a goddess. By not appreciating woman in the society, you are disapproving love, care, source of life, emotions, family, values and empathy not only from your daily life but also from the entire mankind.
On this International Women’s Day, I acknowledge my respect towards my Shakti- my life energies which are/were women in my life in the form of my grandmothers, mother, wife, sisters, daughters, friends and colleagues. I also bow to all live goddesses of the world who contributes to their families, cities, societies, communities, environment, space, nations and more many more areas which are ever thought about.
“O our Tri Shaktis (3 Powers) – Saraswati, Lakshmi and Kali ! May bless this world Wisdom; Wealth and Strength to overcome the ignorance, poverty and fear. You have enormous potential to inspire us to create your divine qualities within.”
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