The Mother. The most important person in a person’s life. She who’s given birth. She who’s nursed her child. She who’s spent her life caring for her children. She who often remains the dominant influence in the child’s life even after the child is no longer a child.
The Mother Goddess. Worshipped in almost every Hindu household. Celebrated in song, dance and poetry. She who protects and nurtures. She who is Supremely Powerful, the Destroyer of all Evil. She who bestows knowledge, good health, wealth and happiness on all her children.
Is there anybody quite like a Maa?
There are words, and there are words. Some words can be easily translated, others need to be described. In April, I’ll attempt to capture the Soul of 26 'Indian' words in a drabble of exactly 100 words.