Worship Girl Child with a Pledge
2 years ago
The two Holy, Auspicious and important days of Navratri festival are Ashtmi and Navmi, as on both the days, Kanya Pujan is done by various devotees in the different states of the country.
Devotees, generally have a mixed feeling on these days of happiness and sombreness, for these two days embark the end of Navratri fasting and also the end of all festivity of the festival.
Kanya Pujan is itself a big day of celebration, as it symbolises worshipping and greeting nine forms of Goddess Durga by feeding and gifting, girl child at home.
But, it is so unfortunate and depressing to attach the factual treatment, with which girl child is attended on other days. It is not hidden from all of us that how this little boon of Universe is killed in the womb of a mother and how all the privileges had been given to male sex.
Perhaps, the facts are not as depressing as they were, now. But surely, the female sex is still taken like a burdened responsibility and end up living a ‘submissive’ life under the commands and orders of a father, brother, husband and then a son.
All her life she keeps on longing for somebody to tell her that she too has got the rights to live her life, the way she wants to, like any other child.
Therefore, it is our mindset which needs to inculcate ‘the right’ and unlearn ‘the wrong’ that is, a girl child is not a ‘burdened responsibility’ but an opportunity to win the world, over.
That, she is the boon to the universe.
That, every human life exist on the planet, because she does.
That, a father gets privilege of ‘Kanya Daan’ because she exists.
That, a mother gets a helping hand because she is there to help her.
That, a brother gets support and rescue in all scolds, because she becomes his support system.
That, a sister gets hope to survive through thick and thin, because she gets her that hope.
That a society, nation, generation learns morals, manners, equality, emotions because ‘a motherly’ form exist.
And, therefore pledge, this Navratri to change your perspective towards girl child, pledge to touch one life, pledge to take care of your utmost priority. And, in return, she will nurture the life beyond for you, tomorrow and forever.
-©Sakshi Narang, Manager Communications and Editorial, Jugaadin.com