If a man is the provider of the family, the woman is the keeper of the family. If a man toils hard to pay the tuition fees of his children, the woman works throughout the day and at night, she sits with her children to complete their studies. If a man pays the insurance premiums, the woman ensures that her family is getting good food and sleep in her shadow.
When a man is important to run the household, the woman is also equally important to give love and affection to all the members of the family to keep it going. As it is believed that Goddess Durga, a form of Goddess Parvati leaves her Kailash abode to the Earth to kill the demons from this world and stay here for nine nights during the Navaratri festival. Let us this year even admire the patience of Lord Shiva and his family to let Goddess Parvati stay away from family to complete the important task on the Earth.
We talk about women’s power and women’s empowerment in today’s times. But let us not forget that behind every successful woman, there is also a man who believes in the potential of the woman and steps up to let her fly and reach her fullest talent. If a woman is a moon, the man is the sun, just like we cannot survive without sun and moon, the same way we cannot survive without men and women.
We need respect and love for both men and women on this planet. We cannot ignore either of them’ rights and duties. If a woman can run an airplane well, then a man can also cook well. Just see how many women pilots are coming up and so are how many male chefs rising in today’s times. Instead of stereotyping, let us allow men and women to flourish in their own best ways from this Navratri festival onwards to make a better society to live in!