Earth Day Gifts / February 25, 2019 / Blanche Durham
People in India have recognized motherhood and the power of motherhood in many religious forms including the form of traditional Hindu Goddesses. Especially in eastern and central parts of the country the worship of Durga or Kali or other forms of the Mother like Basanti or Jagaddhatri form principal social and religious occasions. Hindu festivals related to Mother worship are of a much greater magnitude than the worship of any male deity except the major deities like Shiva or Vishnu or major avatars of the Hindu pantheon like Rama or Krishna. It is interesting to note that among the Parvi community of Konkan and Mumbai regions of Western India there is an indigenous time-honored culture of celebrating Mother s Day in August.
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 is a good way for everyone especially your mom to relax and enjoy. You could plan a trip in the beach or probably out of the country so your mom could do some shopping. For sure she is going to be excited for this trip! 2. Personalized mug - is your mom working in the office? How about you come up with a personalized coffee mug as a gift for her? You could print statements like "Best Mommy Ever" "Number 1 Mom" or "Sexiest and Prettiest Mom" or you could also print photos of you two together. She would surely love this gift and you can expect her to use this mug like a proud mama that she is.