India is the country of rich culture, heritage, and diversity, where mothers are always the part of our devotion, adoration, and respect. This is the reason why many Indians have now started celebrating Mother's Day with great joy and pleasure, which was earlier considered to be from the Western culture.

Significance of Mother's day 2018 for Indians

There is a famous dialog from a famous Bollywood blockbuster movie where the antagonist asks the protagonist, “Today I have everything, from bank balance, bungalow, luxury cars, luxury apparels, etc., but what do you have?”

Then, the protagonist replies with a smile – “I have mother.”

It can be understood from this movie dialog how important the presence of the mother is for the people of India.

We have every kind of festival like Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Saraswathi Puja, Laxmi Puja, where we adore the mother goddesses in the form of Durga, Kali, Laxmi, and Saraswathi. All these goddesses represent one or the other forms of creation, luxury, admiration, and devotion in the form of mother.

Although all these festivals are enough to show our devotion towards mothers, we were missing a real celebration with our creator in this world, our own mother. This is now fulfilled by the festival famous in European culture, i.e. Mother’s Day. Today, Mother’s Day has become a widely celebrated and accepted festival in India.

How did Mother’s Day celebrations start?

The real reason for Mother’s Day celebration is yet not known, but it is believed that the Romans first started to celebrate this festival.

Romans would adore everything that they come across in the form of Gods and Goddesses like the Sun, Moon, Air, Water. They had a God for every natural incident and elements of this world. They would celebrate the spring festival to the honor of Rhea, who was believed to be the wife of Cronus, who was considered as a God of Time by Romans.

Christianity has a deep history of Mother’s Day celebration, where the Christians would pray to the mother of Jesus Christ, Virgin Mary to bless them with long life and eternity. They offer her flowers and gifts on the fourth Sunday of May to celebrate this festival.

Mother’s day 2018 celebration in India

The Mother’s Day celebration in India just started a few years back, after the Indian people came into contact with the European culture through the effects of globalization and the internet. The Indian population has adapted to this festival because of a special place of mothers in their heart and soul. Indian people already adore mothers in the form of Goddesses, so this festival easily became an integral part of their life and culture.

However, the presence of Mother’s Day celebration has not yet reached the rural areas of Indian and only people living in metropolitan areas celebrate this festival.

Some ideas for Mother’s day 2018 celebration

If you have become fed up with fasting for the nine days of the Navaratri festival to please the Goddess to fulfill your wishes, then now it’s the time that you can start adoring the Goddess in your home, who brought you into this world. Yes! You’ve got my cue right, I am talking about non-other than your own mother. Why would you invest copious amounts of money to beguile the goddesses, buying precious gifts for them, when you have your own mother at home? I am sure that any Goddess would not have come in your dream, like your mother who wakes you up every morning, with a smile, and a cup of tea in her hands. So, start adoring your mother from today and make a plan to celebrate Mother’s Day this year on May 13, 2018.

Here are some of the ways you can celebrate Mother’s Day with your mother: --

  1. If you are not earning yet, or your financial condition is not good, then you don’t need anything fancy to celebrate Mother’s Day with your mother. Just wake up early in the morning and make her a nice meal, the recipe of which you can find on YouTube.
  2. If you’ve saved some money from your pocket money, then you can make a small investment for your mother. Just buy a movie ticket for you and your mother and go for a happy outing with your mother.
  3. Believe me, you don’t need to be a CEO of a famous company, or a businessman to celebrate with your mother. Just see some DIY movies on YouTube to learn how to make a mother’s day gift card for your mother.
  4. If you are still not sure what to do, then just simply visit a website like Fernsnpetals to buy a small flower bookie for your mother or go to Vistaprint to print your photo with your mother on a cup, T-shirt, or mother’s day greeting card.

Only a month is left until the celebration. So, go and start planning to celebrate this great occasion with your mother.