PARENTING BEYOND EXPECTATION

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PARENTING BEYOND EXPECTATION

PARENTING MANTRAS FROM JIJAMATA-MOTHER OF SHIVAJI MAHARAJ AND MOTHER OF SWARAJYA’

 

What is parenting?  How does ‘nurture’ influence development of Child?

A greatest example of it is how ‘Jijamata’ brought up ‘Shivaji’ as the great warrior, inspiration for everyone even in today’s era. She herself was warrior, administrator and later mentor for her child.

It is said that- Why we don’t have ‘Shivaji’ again because still there is no ‘Jijau’ who can brought up the son like ‘Shivaji’. ‘Chatrapati Shivaji’ could not have been the same without her mother. Shivaji owes his greatness to the inspiration of his mother, who dedicated her life to upbringing him become greatest ruler.

What I understood is- Jijau must have been the only woman in the history who decided the purpose of her child’s life even before it was born.

While she was pregnant, every comfort be conferred upon her but she wished none of it. Rather she preferred to climb to the top of fort, wield swords, discuss political issues, put on amour and ride on horse …..It taught us that ‘GARBHA SANSKAR’ means not merely reading books but it is a process to imbibe all the positive psychological forces in fetus (‘Garbha’).

In Maharashtra, most of the women during pregnancy read about ‘Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaja’ because she wants her child to be like ‘Shivaji’ but she cannot decide what qualities of ‘Shivaji’ they want to be embedded in her child. Is it power / Strength?

No. there were many ruler that were more powerful than ‘Shivaji’, then what qualities that made Shivaji, the ‘Chatrapati Shivaji’ – blood pride for every Indian.

Below are the qualities that she imbibed in Bal-Shivaji…-

  • Jijau instilled within Shivaji sense of Duty, Courage and Fortitude (It is strength of mind that enables person to encounter danger or bear pain).
  • She embedded importance of Values and Dharma by telling him stories.
  • Pride and Respect– Shivaji fought for the pride of ‘Swarajya’. In his life, Shivaji maharaj never crossed the line between pride and ego. He was always down to earth, treating all peoples equally and respectfully. It’s all by seeing his mother doing so.
  • Foresight- Jijau taught him the strategies and to thought ahead of the time. Always to think about future impact of any decision and have solution ready in advance for the same.
  • She taught him ‘Art of Politics’ and prepared him to be an honest ruler.

 

Thanks to all the training from ‘Jijau’ that helped him to handle trickiest situation with ease.

Last but not least, she had major role in nurturing/ parenting his grandson ‘Sambhaji Maharaja’, the great warrior, Sanskrit Pandit and also author of several books.

The efforts of parenting taken by JIJAMATA helped to fulfill dream of ‘Swarajya’.

 

Nurture a child, for betterment of Society and Nation”  ….the parenting lesson we can learn from her.

 

Raje..I am willing to see you being sacrificed on battle field but I cannot afford to have a blemish that I gave birth to a son who had scarred and ready to take his own life out of fear.” -Maharani Jijamata [Sourse- Shriman Yogi]

 

 Author:

Dr. Pradnya Gurav [Consulting Homeopath and Parenting coach ..DEEP]

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  • Excellent writing Dr. Pradhnya … So proud Of You . Jijamata is a fantastic role model parent she not only nurtured Shivaji Maharaj but Sambhaji also.

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    • On Shivaji Jayanti today this blog came as an inspiration. Thanks for sharing this inspiring story.

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  • On Shivaji Jayanti today this blog came as an inspiration. Thanks for sharing this inspiring story.

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  • This sounds interesting. Not easy to bring up a child like Shivaji. Mother plays a vital role in bringing up, so does a father as well. Realisation is important.

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  • Fantastic write up..some realistic ways of parenting we all need to ponder over.
    Thank you!

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  • A very inspiring article indeed. A mother plays a vital role in a child’s life but I disagree to only one point that she should decide the goal for her child. I feel we should give credit to the mother and son equally.

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  • Hey,thanks for the wonderful inspirational blog on this special day..💐💐💐💐

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  • Awesome post,very good points and we’ll presented.

    Thanks

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  • Very good Doctor keep it up….and all the best

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  • आज काल अशी शिकवण मिळणे या पिढीला क्वचितच आहे , कारण पालकांकडे मुलांना द्यायला वेळ राहिला नाही. मोबईलवरचं तासंतास आज ती आई किंवा बाबा घालवत आहेत. त्यांचंच अनुकरण हे लहान मुल करतय. आज २ वर्षापासूनच मुल हे मोबईल हाताळताना दिसतंय. आणि आपल्याला त्याच खूप कौतुक वाटत.
    तुमच्या या ब्लॅाग मधून नक्कीच चांगली शिकवण मिळेल.

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  • So nicely written. Its all mother’s responsibility to develop qualities like Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and jija mata in our son and daughter. Jay Bhavani , Jay shivsji

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  • Truly inspiring… Awesome post & representing on this special occasion… Indeed this is need of an hour….. Keep it up dear… Proud of u….

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  • liked it a lot. The way you have drawn inspiration from the Great jijamata .

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