One would agree always that Hinduism is one of the oldest culture of living and still in practice in to-days world. Other cultures’ of living are like Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and many more are still in practice. All cultures’ of living are coded with dates of celebration to keep the society engaged in togetherness and happy, such celebrating days are also called festivals commonly.
Today’s modern society enjoys one off such modern festivals, this day is celebrated and enjoyed by all youth of any cast or religion is Valentine’s Day that’s the 14th day of February every year. The history associated with it is about Saint Valentine a priest during the rule of the Roman Emperor Claudius II.
The day is associated with love, proposals, to getting into a relationship, in nut shell a day of tacking a wow of being faithful and committed towards the relationship with your partner or whom one loves.
India has witnessed many luminaries and one of such in the top most of the order is Meerabai, her poems, songs are unparalleled example of devotion towards Shree Krishna. Meerabai was born to a Royal family of the Rajputs, in the place called Kudki in the district Pali of at Rajasthan. When Meerabai was three years old she received a gift from her father a small idol of Shree Krishna that was given to his father by a sage.
Out of many stories of Meerabai few recorded and few spread orally. One such story that is narrated here is about the innocence of a child and her devotion towards her loved Shree Krishna. As a small girl plays with her dolls little Meera played with the small idol of Krishna, dressed it up, decorate it with garlands, also cooked her food. The food she used to cook for Krishna by using her “datum” (a twig of a Neem tree used for cleaning teeth) its said that Shree Krishna used accepting the food / bhoge, this practice was going on until noticed by some elder in the family and Meera was given a spoon to cook the food / bhoge. Surprisingly Meera noticed the Krishna was not having the bhoge served to Krishna, she was so upset she stopped having food and went to sleep. It is said the Shree Krishna came to her dreams and asked her to cook the food with datum only and every thing went normal between Meerabai & Shree Krishna.
We would like to highlight a point to the readers; about the incident discussed is nothing else but true love. Love is like worship, its unconditional, there are no profit no loss but simple devotion and dedication on one another. For more such Mythological stories keep reading our blog at rgyan.com, don’t forget to register and do subscribe at the blog page to get regular alerts of the new write-ups
On behalf of the entire Rgyan team here’s wishing you all a happy Valentine’s Day 2017.