WORDS CRUSH WEDNESDAY!

Today’s qoute for words crush Wednesday:

 “so kyon manda aakheye jit jamme rajan”

which means, ‘why call a woman inferior? It is her who gives birth to great kings’

Challenge accepted!

This verse is  by Guru Nanak Dev Ji from ‘Asa di Var’ hymn composed by him.

This is a powerful qoute relevant even today. It was composed at a time when woman faced prejudice and were given unequal status as compared to men.

In medieval India, condition of woman deteriorated highly, and  a widowed woman wasn’t allowed to wear coloured clothes or remarry, and in a ritual called ‘sati’ she was thrown in the pyre burning her husband’s body. The reason? Because what would she do on earth, when her husband isn’t there? She should go with him.

Moreover,female feticide was rampant. (it still is, but the situation has improved highly).The condition was such that sometimes people remarried just because the first wife couldn’t give birth to a son.

Even today, a woman faces discrimination in some form or the other, she has to prove her worth everywhere. But from then to now, things have changed for the better.

 Now I ask you, what is your opinion on the issue? We all come from varied societies, and it would be a lot different from your point of view. Do leave a reply in the comments section.

As I put the lid on, I leave for you the whole stanza translated in English :

From woman, man is born; within woman, man is conceived; to woman he is engaged and

married.

Woman becomes his friend; through woman, the future generations come.

When his woman dies, he seeks another woman; to woman he is bound.

So why call her bad? From her, kings are born.

From woman, woman is born; without woman, there would be no one at all.

11 comments

  1. Lisa W Tetting · February 26, 2015

    This quote is great! It should be shouted from the rooftops!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Hargun Wahi · February 26, 2015

      Thank you, I’m glad you liked the quote:)
      And yes, you are absolutely right! We are the ones who will br the harbingers of change and a positive outlook.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. ItalianHurricane · February 26, 2015

    I really like this quote! I guess if we are still talking about this issue, it means that a lot of work still needs to be done on it!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hargun Wahi · February 26, 2015

      I’m glad you liked the quote:)
      And yes, you are very right!
      Its us who can bring about the change and awareness.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Don't Get Wasted · February 26, 2015

    Fantastic; both the quote and your eye opening explanation.
    Yes, from women, men are born. . .
    From women, women is born. . .
    ‘She’ is a frnd, ‘she’ is a sis, ‘she’ is the love, ‘she’ is the wife who wish our well fortune. . .
    ‘She’ is queen, ‘she’ is Godess, finally ‘she’ is the only one who can make a tasty Dish!
    Only cuz of ‘her’, the whole whole existence is existing!
    Respecting ‘her’ from the bottom of my heart!
    Thumbs Up ‘Ladiki’.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hargun Wahi · February 26, 2015

      Very well said !
      Its appreciable that you respect her!
      Thanks for the wonderful comment.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Don't Get Wasted · February 26, 2015

        C’mon, don’t appreciate it or do something which makes ‘respecting women’ special! Its our duty.. It must be in pur blood! Cuz.. ‘She’ is everything.. Even the Earth on which we live, the country for which we must die. Everything is she. . . So, don’t appreciate it P.G! Thank U..

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    • Hargun Wahi · March 4, 2015

      Thanks a ton Lisa! Glad to accept and congratulations to u as well: )
      Happy blogging:)

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