It brings me immense pleasure to share that I, along with 23 other bloggers are celebrating #9daysofwomanhood throughout Navratri. Today is the last day of this wonderful Blogathon and I thank Sumira for introducing me. I loved her blog at http://cuckoosnest-sumira.blogspot.in/ on the prompt for today – One mythological Goddess – who I relate to
It has been an amazing, learning journey through this blogathon. This revelation about this facet about me – that I can compose blogs about the host of topics that were given to us in the last past 9 days has left me amazed.
The emotions that outpoured surprised me as an individual and the wonderful comments from my fellow bloggers and my followers as rooted my faith in my new found passion. I have always loved to write but never knew it would emerge like this! Today’s prompt was very thought-provoking and it took me some time as to which Goddess did I relate to most. So, I set out to research the topics and have been reading a lot and finally found this mighty Goddess
Introducing Chaturthi who appears in the color ORANGE and is celebrated on the 4th day of Navratri.
Kushmanda is the fourth form of the mother goddess and is worshipped on the fourth day of Navaratri. The meaning of the name ‘Ku-shm-anda’ is as follows: ‘Ku’ = a little; ‘ushma’ = ‘warmth’; ‘anda’ = ‘the cosmic egg’. So she is considered the creator of the universe. The universe was no more than avoiding full of darkness until her light spreads in all directions like rays from the sun. Often she is depicted as having eight or ten hands. She holds weapons, glitter, rosary, etc., in her hands, and she rides a lion. The color to wear on the fourth day is Orange.
so, why do I think I relate to her? Because – as she is considered the creator of the universe, in a similar fashion – I am the creator of my universe. My universe being – my children. it’s a circle where we are all interlinked. My children are the alpha and omega of my being, my universe starts and ends with them and they lighten up my world. they are dependent on me as much I am dependent on them.
Before my son was born, I was an introvert person, not very social and liked to stay alone. it was very very difficult for me to open up and accept any change. I was too dependent on my husband always for every little want and need.
After my children arrived – after all the hardships I endured on my individual level – year after year – I have only grown. There is no turning back and I know I am a one-man army. Giving Birth to children just does not make one a mother – but it’s the decisions, sacrifices, nurturing, teaching and fostering goodness and thinking out of the box for our children is what makes us mothers.
Goddess Kushmanda is depicted as having 8-10 hands, and I as a mother seem to have probably more than that. I am multitasking always. While I sit and blog every day, I play various roles for my family. I am a Family Therapist, judge Mom, Hair Stylist, Errand Runner, Laundry Machine Operator, Finance Manager, Search and Rescue for Toys, Dramatic Story Teller, Backyard Safety Patrol, Kiss and Hugs Expert, Speech Specialist, Stain Removal Expert, Bodyguard, Last but not the least Mrs. Fix-It
and Oh, by the way, I love the orange color. Goddess Kushmanda is who I can relate to the most.
I never thought I would do a post like this but it gives absolute joy and my heart is overwhelmed that this blogathon ends on this positive note. Special thanks to the hosts for the wonderful concept.