Mother's Day special: How moms were supreme even for the gods!
Mothers have a special place in a child's heart, and the relationship that they share is indescribable. There's an unsaid, selfless love which each mother has for children. She wants the best for her family without asking anything in return—and this perhaps is the biggest trait a mother is endowed with.
On Mother's Day, which is falling this year on May 14, Sunday, let's thank our moms for each moment they spend with and on us. Let's take a trip down the memory lane and try to understand how even our gods gave supreme respect and love to their moms.
The divine relationship between Yashoda and Shri Krishna is a vibrant example of how even a foster mother is revered more than the lord's birth mother Devki. The legend has it that Krishna was Devki's child, who however was given to Yashoda and Nanda in Gokul exchanging daughter Yogmaya by Krishna's father Vasudeva on the night of his birth. This was done to protect him from Devki's brother, Kansa, the king of Mathura.
Although Yashoda was Krishna's foster mom, their relationship is much cherished. It was Devki who bore the lord, but Yashoda will always be remembered as Shri Krishna's loving mother!
Lord Shiva's consort Parvati along with kids Ganesha, Kartikeya and daughter Ashok Sundari are the best example of a perfect family. Mata Parvati's relationship with the kids is something which can be looked upon and taken lessons from while dealing with your own kids. It is believed that Goddess Parvati created lord Ganesha on her own, therefore she was loved her child immensely—so much so that when Shiva in his temper severed his head, it was Maa Parvati who got angry and asked the lord to bring back her son to life, no matter what.
Therefore, an elephant's head was placed upon lord Ganesha's body.
Goddess Parvati shared a rich loving bond with her other kids Kartikeya and Ashok Sundari as well.