Thanksgiving and Mothers Day are only part of Western Culture???
Our great Ancient Indian Culture also celebrates this. Yes you are reading correctly.
Every year the last day of Sravana Masa is celebrated as Mathrus Divas (Mothers day) as a
tribute to all the Mothers. And also celebrated as Tribute to Oxen which helps our farmers in
driving the ploughs.
A very big tribute to all the mothers who not only give us birth but protect us throughout life.
In ancient days, a woman gave birth to a dead son. She grieved in sorrow and decided to save him at any cost. She went to the forest and prayed to Yogini Devi with a lot of devotion. As a result her son was blessed with a beautiful life. In remembrance of this story, a tribute to
mothers' sacrifice is celebrated as Mathru Divas.
On this day let us not forget our great Indian mothers who not only gave birth but moulded their sons into Great personalities such as Kausalya Matha Mother of Lord Rama, Anjani Devi
mother of Hanuman , Jijau Bai mother of Great Shivaji, Shakuntala Matha (mother of king
Image credits: Abhishek Deshpande
A big salute to all these role models who mould their kids into Iconic personalities.
Pola Amavasya It is also called Bail Pola. Pola Amavasya is celebrated as a thanks giving for the Oxen. This festival is celebrated by farmers who worship and express their gratitude to the bull as they help their ploughs to sow seeds and mix the soil to make it ready for farming. Farmers decorate the Oxen with beautiful costumes and bring them to every house in the village. The head of the family performs Pooja to them.
The morning starts with the visit of a potter bringing some clay made Oxen. In return to these Clay made Oxen , some grains are given. Pooja is performed to these clay made Oxens. A tradition of making Puran Poli is never missed in these Villages.
Amma makes Puran Poli with Vada and small diyas of Puran. All together are given to kids by
their mothers as the blessings for their long and healthy life.
Let's celebrate this culture and pass it onto our next generations.
Author: Ashwini Moreshwar.
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