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Thursday, September 30, 2010

water, the mother and physician

ओमानम् आपो मानुषीर् अमुक्तं
घात तोकाय तनयाय शं योः।
यूयं हि ष्ठ भिषजो मातृतमा
विश्वस्य स्थातुर् जगतो जनित्री॥
ऋग्वेदं  ६----५०--७
oomānam āpo mānuṣīr amuktaṁ
ghāta tokāya tanayāya śaṁ yoḥ|
yūyaṁ hi ṣṭha bhiṣajo mātṛtamā
viśvasya sthātur jagato janitrī||
ṛgvedaṁ  6----50--7

waters, you are the greatest friends of human beings, please give your unfailing protection and blessings to our sons and grandson.
For you are the most benevolent and motherly physician, no, you are the mother of all that are moving and also that are  remaining still.

The greatness and the life sustaining nature of the water was recognized all the time and our forefathers  were aware that the existence of future generations depended heavily on our earnest attempt to worship and preserve the water resource... so they equated  water to the mother, the physician etc.,
।श्रीकृष्णो रक्षतु।
|śrīkṛṣṇo rakṣatu|
Have a nice and happy day
with profound respect and warm regards
K V Ananthanarayanan