While checking my FB timeline today, I was overwhelmed with ‘Happy Ashtami’ wishes. It was so lovely to see Maa Durga in so many different styles and designs. I was scrolling for more and was stopped by a small post by a young girl. The post had a small message, a question rather straight to the society.
The post said-
Also known as the warrior goddess, Maa Durga stands for strength. She is the epitome of beauty, power, gender equality and knowledge. Increasingly, one looks at her more as a symbol of feminine power rather than a divine mother, for she stands for empowerment.
Just like her, women in India are powerful, righteous and courageous. However, this is truly ironical to what we are witnessing around us. Unfortunately, the society is filled with minds that continue undermining the voice of a woman and treat her as a ‘second-class’ citizen. It’s disheartening to see this hypocritical behavior across our cities, towns, villages, workplace, universities and schools. Does it really make sense to worship her when you don’t understand what she truly stands for?
And I was…left with no words….!!
Does it really make sense to worship Durga when you don’t understand what she truly stands for?
We all believe that Goddess Durga is the Supreme Goddess, is the embodiment of Pure Love, Courage, and Divine Light.
Shakti – Energy
Bhakti – Devotion
Mukti – Liberation
Today on the occasion of Ashtami, I would like to request all that if you worship her as the power of the Supreme Being that preserves moral order and righteousness in the creation and believe that she protects mankind from evil and misery by destroying evil forces then start acknowledging the presence of ‘Durga’ in women around you. Trust me, this is what each woman wants to say aloud to everybody.
She is your Mother, Sister, Wife, daughter, Friend, Colleague……She is Durga!
YES….Her power reflects in every woman!
Happy Durga Ashtami to All!!