“Mother’s Day” theme at Bhakti Yoga programme

Hi everyone! It was nice to see 8 new people joining out regular Sunday Programme at Outram Hall. Today we’ve had a privilege to host Sridama and join to his gentle kirtan. Please listen to Sridama’s soothing chanting online on this page.

Jaya Sila Prabhu sung “Jaya Radha Madhava” prayer and gave the explanation of this song written by Bhaktivinoda Thakura. Then Jaya Sila delivered a speech about honoring our mothers… today’s special theme of “Mother’s Day”. He quoted from Niti Sastra (by Canakya Pandita) and explained about our ‘seven mothers’.

atma-mata guroh patni
brahmani raja-patnika
dhenur dhatri tatha prthvi
saptaita matarah smrtah

atma-mata-one’s own mother; guroh-patni-the wife of the guru; brahmani-the wife of a brahmana; raja-patnika-the wife of a king; dhenuh-the cow; dhatri-the nurse; tatha-thus; prthvi-the earth; sapta eta-these seven; matarah-mothers; smrtah-should be remembered as.

One’s own mother, the wife of the guru, the wife of a brahmana, the wife of a king, the cow, the nurse, and the earth are known as the seven mothers of a man.

After the final kirtan leaded by Sridama everyone enjoined vegetarian feast cooked by Bhakti Yoga members and friends.

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