Saturday, April 14, 2012

Maa, mother

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.


Damyanti said...

A word full of conflicting emotions.

Look forward to the rest of your challenge run…can’t believe we’ve had 14 days already!
--Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

Twitter: @AprilA2Z

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - Nope. There is nobody quite like a maa. That's part of your own beauty as a woman; it really is. You are an excellent maa :-)

Arlee Bird said...

My mother just turned 83 and she's still very important to me. I call her a couple times a week and if I lived close to her I'd probably visit her nearly every day.

So glad you decided to do the A to Z again. Great theme you chose. This years themes and posts are better than ever all the way around.

Keep these great informational posts coming our way.

A Few Words
An A to Z Co-host blog

Chuck said...

If Maa is the Detroyer of All Evil, why are there still bride burnings?


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