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Matri Shaktis (Mothers of Power) - A Mother's Day special by Cuddly Gurus

May 12, 2024

In Hindu mythology, mothers have made profound sacrifices and shown boundless love towards their children. Their stories serve as timeless examples of selflessness, nurturing care and resilience. Today on Mother's day, let's honor these "Matri Shaktis" (heroic mothers)

Maa Parvati - The creative and protective One

With her divine hands, She sculpted Her son, Lord Ganesha's form with meticulous care and attention to detail. Then She breathed life into the clay figure, infusing it with divine energy and vitality. When Lord Ganesha was accidentally beheaded, She fought for His right to live and ensured His well-being. Today Lord Ganesha is the most revered Deity in Hinduism.

Maa Sita - The brave One

She single-handedly raised Her two sons Luv and Kush in a forest after Her return to Ayodhia. Despite the hardships of forest life, Maa Sita remained a pillar of strength for her sons, nurturing their physical, emotional and spiritual growth. She instilled within them a deep reverence for righteousness and justice.

Maa Yashoda - The non-biological mother

She was not Lord Krishna's biological mother, yet she wholeheartedly embraced Him as Her own son. Despite knowing His divine nature, Maa Yashoda nurtured Him with boundless affection. She created a secure and loving environment for Lord Krishna to grow and thrive. She proves that motherhood is not defined by biology but by love and care

Maa Kunti - the warrior mother

She is known as the mother of the five most powerful warriors of the Mahabharata - Yudhishthira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula, and Sahadeva. She was a single mother who faced immense challenges in raising her sons in a patriarchal society. Yet, she always prioritized  their happiness and welfare. Throughout the Mahabharata, she played a pivotal role in shaping the destiny of her sons and the course of the epic narrative.

These divine examples of maternal love and sacrifice resonate across time. Modern mothers embody the same selflessness and devotion as their mythological counterparts and tirelessly sacrifice their time, energy and personal ambitions for the sake of their children's happiness.

On Mother's Day, let us honor the enduring legacy of maternal love and sacrifice passed down through generations. Happy Mother's Day to all the incredible modern women out there. Your resilience and grace inspire us all


By - Cuddly Gurus - Celebrating and honoring great Hindu Icons

We offer Indian cultural plush toys that recreate great Indian icons and will delight your little ones. Great Ganesha and Humble Hanuman capture the beauty and perfection of these superheroes and can sing five mantras with a gentle touch to their belly. All of our cultural soft toys are made with care and devotion and accompanied by Hindu storybooks carefully crafted to engage young minds through simple, yet colorful storytelling.