Earth Day Gifts / February 24, 2019 / Laurel Hawkins
However after the formation of post-partition India this custom though still very strong in Nepal is existent only among the Nepali and Gorkha communities in India. The reason of this being that Mata Kunda itself now falls in a separate country Nepal. This festival is born around a legend of Krishna and his mother Devaki. Motherhood is universally recognized and revered in India in both religion and mysticism. Little surprise then that the international or rather U.S. culture of celebrating Mother s Day on the 2nd Sunday of May has found ready acceptance in India.
This festival is called Pathare Pravu meaning Mother s Day. The festival follows the legend of a mother whose children never used to live beyond the first year of their birth. The Pathare Pravu Mother s Day celebration is ancient in nature and thousands of years older than the present US and international culture of celebrating. There was also the culture of Mata Tirtha Aunshi (Mother s Pilgrimage Fortnight) in North Eastern India where in April in the Krishna Paksha of Baisakh month pilgrimage is made to Mata Kunda to worship living mothers and mothers who have left the earth.
Indian citizens being no exception they accept the convenience offered by market dynamics and on-market abundance of Mother s Day gifts. Thus this day on 2nd Sunday of May is celebrated in households around the country. This year Mother s Day has fallen on 9th May 2010. Mothers and motherhood without any doubt deserve the most profound respect and reverence. Mothers bring us to earth suffer to give birth to us and suffer to bring us up. Mothers always act selflessly to protect and upkeep their children and mothers ensure continued existence of the human race. Every religion upon earth and every culture worships mothers and motherhood.