Without mother there is no life. Without feminine there is no room for any work to begin. A life may take various forms from protozoan to mammoth but where is it without the inheritance of a seed, a life? We are all amazed by the amount of potent and grace our nature has. It is left to her for our survival, that we eat, sleep, work at times quack and behave stupid more than what we call as animals, which is regarded as below us. Humans at times are much worse to be even compared with animals or other lives. We are still more worse when we ill-treat the lone home we have.
That is one thing while understanding the inheritance it is common that Hinduism plays a major role in giving respect to Mother Nature. It regards a very high position to Planet Earth much above the god worshiped. The five planetary forms of life which forms the backbone for survival is duo much respected. We have Earth, Water, Space, Air and Fire. The most feminine and tolerable in nature are given first preference. Earth and Water are the key for life, after which is air which we barely realise its presence unless we are choked. The most polluted of all is Earth and Water. Our mother which inherits so much has to also take so much back, a little in the form of residue a little more in the form of pollution.
Still Mother is regarded as the most quiet, calm, patient and yet inheriting form of all. Shiva creates, lets Bhrama govern the creation of life, lets Vishnu protect all the lives and then takes back everything and destroys them to his feet of Rudra thandava! But what is left is residue which needs to be put in order and love and peace that has to once again come to place for life to again start originating. Meenakshi in Madurai, a predominant form of Sakthi is the one who cleans everything what Shiva destroyed and compassionately inherits life again.
Subramanian, Karthikeyan, Skandan, Kumaran, Murugan as all his names and glory go to warrior who was created from the energies of Shiva has Sakthi with him, his wives Valli and Devayani. Here people at times are confused why does he have two wives. Again Sakthi appears only to give energy to a man. Valli is the energy of wish, desire, dreams and thus Iccha sakthi. Devayani is the energy for work and output of the dreams and thus Kriya sakthi. When both the vital energies are present, they create Murugan a swift warrior who comes upon for any call of a true devotee and time of distress, as said in Thirupugazh by Thiru Arunagirinaadhar.
We have various places for Sakthi and motherhood all along our nature. Here is a common prominent example of various Sakthi protecting the universe and all lives in it. Kanchipuram Kamakshi sits in Badmasana as she holds all the lives at her hip. She inherits life there as she is a young girl who is unmarried and waiting for Lord Shiva to marry her. One can take this as an example of a pure sacred virginity. The other forms of Sakthi are Thiruvanaikaval Akhilandeshwari, Madurai Meenakshi and Kasi Visalakshi. Akhilandeshwari sits on crocodile. You must have heard this on Discovery Channel that a tortoise swimming in the sea will find out its egg has hatched just by the sound of it despite being in water. So does Akhilandeshwari inherit life through listening to it. Madurai Meenakshi is standing, she is observing all lives in eyes. Again, we all know that fishes can make their egg crack open just by seeing it. So does Meenakshi observe all her lives at sight. Kasi Vishalakshi has all the lives in her thought, just like a mother caring for her children abroad. With all this do we have any more question how much more responsible can a mother be.
As Swami Vivekananda said, I am proud to have come from a religion like Hinduism that respects nature and life in of its all forms and treats all ethnics and belief alike, with the same respect it has for mother nature.
Logamatha Jaganmata! Akhilandakodi Bhramandanayagi!
Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti Hi. Hari OM!
Love and Care,