Mother's Day Celebration 2020, is on Sunday 10th May. Athough the celebration of the spirit of motherhood need not be restricted to one day in a year, the official Mothers' Dy holiday gives an opportunity for families to get together to thank, remember, cherish and celebrate. Radha Krishna Temple, Dallas wishes a Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers! Get ready to enjoy and relish Mother’s Day Special Tiffin - To Go Meals from the RKT Yugal Kunj canteen. Join the fun to honor the unparalleled source of love, warmth, and care in our lives.
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According to History.com dates to Ancient Greek period dating back to 700-480 B.C. The modern-day official version of Mother’s Day as it is celebrated today in the United States started in the early part of 20th century. It is the brainchild of social activist Anna Jarvis who wanted to honor the sacrifices of mothers for their offspring. So, three years after the loss of her mother she held the first Mother’s Day observance on 10th May 1908. In 1914 second Sunday of May was officially declared as Mother’s Day and became a national holiday. https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/mothers-dayAlthough this day was meant to be a family celebration, over the decades Mother’s Day has been commercialized to become a multi-billion dollar industry that promotes Mother’s Day related gifts, cards, flowers etc.
As we all know, the concept of learning starts much before children set out their nimble feet outside of their homes to go to kindergarten. Parents/ caregivers often are encouraged to talk, sing, and read to their children from birth to five years to enhance their vocabulary, speech, and language abilities. Did you know? The role of mothers as the first teacher begins even much earlier than that. If you have ever wondered how some toddlers are able to express their wishes/demands better than others - it is because of the child’s ability to absorb language before they are born as research indicates. According to Patricia Kuhl, co-director of the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences at the University of Washington, “The mother has first dibs on influencing the child’s brain,“ and “The vowel sounds in her speech are the loudest units and the fetus locks onto them.”
We have examples from Indian scriptures of (a) how the consciousness of the child can be influenced while in mother’s womb and (b) mother’s role as teacher in developing love for God. For example, son of demon King Hiranyakashipu, Prahalad is said to have enjoyed the discourses and songs sung by Vedic Sage NaradJi while in his mother Kayadhu’s womb to develop his exemplary selfless love and immense devotion for Lord Vishnu to become to be known as Bhakta Prahalad.(Shrimad Bhagwat Purana ). Another scriptural example that delineates mother’s role in developing devotion in her child is that of how Upamanyu gets the darshan of Lord Shiva after doing penance by chanting the five lettered Shiva Panchakshari mantra - NA Ma: Shi Va Ya learned from his mother(Shiv Maha purana).In the material world the selfless care and sacrifice of mothers is seen as the grace of our eternal divine mother Shree Radha Rani whose energy sustains each soul in countless lifetimes. Mothers not only strive hard to help their children to acquire the skill, ability and knowledge to succeed in this world, but they also face the challenging and difficult task of providing discipline and structure. While doing so, a mother surrounds herself and her children with the divine protection through her earnest and sincere prayers to the eternal mother. This paves the way for seeding the basis for faith, devotion and selfless love for God early in the life of her children. This priceless gift of devotion helps the child in his/her adult life to seek the unlimited ocean of divine love of Shree Radha Krishna. The spiritual growth also enhances physical, emotional mental wellbeing of the adult devotee.
Click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOC_NUyKfnk&t=85s to hear the sweet, and uplifting special Mother’s Day message from H.H. Swami Mukundanandaji
Get ready to celebrate with your family and friends the online Mother’s Day celebration right from the comfort of your home brought you by JKYog.
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