It is the time of Navratras again, the most divine and blissful nine days where the whole atmosphere is filled with piousness and devotion. It is also the time to understand the immense power of the femineity, the power of the Maa, in her many forms.g
During Navratras, people religiously read the holy book, the Durga Stuti which in its thirteen chapters explains the advent of Maa Durga and how she kills all the asuras in order to protect the Devas. The book beautifully explains that how the extremely fearful and troubled Indra, Brahma and many more devas could not handle the atrocities put upon them by the asuras and thus had to plead for the appearance of Maa, the only one, who could destroy the extremely powerful breed of rakshasas.
When Maa comes with her various forms, she kills the dangerous asuras with utmost ease and ends their barbarity towards the devas and helps them to re-occupy their respective abodes. Reading this holy book repeatedly gives a great feeling of how a feminine power which is otherwise considered gentle and docile fights the horrifying asuras fearlessly to protect the devas.
This is about the eternal and the most powerful Divine Maa, but if we see in real life too, the so called effeminate women is the actual rescuer of the family. She with all her gentleness manages all the day to day issues of the entire family ,their emotions, their well being ,the education of her kids and all this, along with her own professional , physical & psychological issues. She is expected to be a perfect multi-tasker.
Every man, whether he is a son, a husband or a lover needs the support of a woman at different stages of his life;without which he is incomplete. Thus she has to be credited and respected for all that she does for everyone and for the society at large .But sadly ,in today’s world;considering the kind of atrocities she is facing, she is immensely ill treated.
But one should never forget that like Maa Durga, every women behind her soft appearance has the powers, which if required, can destroy anybody or anything. She can be extremely caring but if her dignity and respect is at stake then she can be awfully cruel and thus should be never be underestimated and her contributions should always be acknowledged.