Sunday, March 8, 2015

Virtues of Nobel Wife

Virtues of Nobel Wife

"Beware of her fair hair, for she excels All women in the magic of her locks; And when she winds them round a young man's neck, She will not ever set him free again". -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A man has always expectations from his wife. Starting from Adam to present generation, he demands virtues from her because his social prestige and public presentation are attached with her nobel virtues. Therefore, all religions have preached nobel virtues of a wife. 

A wife of noble character is her husband's crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones. -Old Testament (Bible)

Which is the best treasure a man can hoard? It is a virtuous wife who pleases him whenever he looks towards her, and who guards herself when he is absent from her. - Prophet Muhammad

Hinduism, before foreign invasion till 7th century, recognized importance of women in the society. Vedic period gave due respect and opportunities to women. Social norms to control her freedom imposed after a threat to women from the outsiders, either invaders or evil mind people in the society. However, Hindu ceremonies and rituals from birth to death are incomplete without the presence of the wife. 

Neetisar described 6 virtues of a nobel wife. "रूपेशु लक्ष्मी, कार्येशु मंत्री, कर्मेशु दासी, भोज्येशु माता, शयनेशु रम्भा, क्षमया धरित्री"
(Roopeshu Lakshmi, Karyeshu Mantri, Karmeshu Dasi, Bhojeshu Mata, Shayaneshu Rambha, Kshamaya Dharitri)

(beautiful, adviser, work as servant, feed like mother, please in bed like Apsara Rambha, and have patience like mother earth, All bundled in One!!!)

She may not have looks, or may not a Rambha in bed every night, but her virtues are more than Super Six. She changes her home, leaves parents, moves with husband, builds home, deliver children, does everything; cooking, cleaning, taking care of husband-children-in-laws, care relations. All she does for her husband, for her family to make it a sweet home, her small heaven on earth. How nicely she is performing her role of a daughter, sister, wife and a mother!

What are the virtues of Nobel Husband? Just to earn money and buy his desires? Husband's contribution is part of national GDP but wife's contribution is Satisfaction with Life. She is priceless.

यत्र नार्यस्तु पूज्यन्ते रमन्ते तत्र देवता। 
(Yatra naryastu pujyante ramante tatra Devata -Manusmriti 3.56)
(Women are Honored where, Divinity Blossoms there)

Are we? 

Domestic violence and acts of rapists shame us. We pride for our best culture but the dignity and respect to women of Vedic culture yet to come back in totality. With education and growth opportunities, more and more women are coming in public life. Invaders gone or submerged but the evil minded men are still a threat to them. 

Fathers are realising that daughter is more precious than son to give happiness in current life. What to do with rituals after death?

She's smarter.
She's beautiful.
She's kind and nurturing.
She's vivacious.
She loves with all her heart.
She's willing to make compromises.
She feels like home.
She is strong but passionate.
She's feminine.
She's the world for man.
She's the crown of man.

Let us salute to wives and women on Happy women's week for their unsung contribution for the development of mankind.

8 March 2015


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