International Women’s Day, 8 March 2019

International Women’s Day, 8 March 2019

The 8th of March every year marks the celebration of International Women’s Day, worldwide. Among the main purposes, the International Women’s Day is observed to honor women’s rights, to celebrate women movements, cherishing courage by women, to enhance equality, empowerment etc.

International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries and also by international bodies, agencies like the UN, National Organization for Women etc, often with specific themes each year. In some countries, International Women’s Day is a holiday.

On the special occasion of the International Women’s Day, we salute, pay respect and remember the prominent, and to mention here some among the greatest Indian women are Rani of Jhansi, Rani Padmavati, Ms. Sarojini Naidu, Ms. Aruna Asaf Ali, Ms. Bhikaiji Cama, Mother Teresa originally Czech national, Queen Velu Nachiyar, Ms. Phoolan Devi, Ms. Kalpana Chawla, Ms. Lata Mangeshkar, Ms. Asha Bhosle, Ms. Amrita Shergill, Ms. PT Usha, Ms. Kiran Bedi, Ms. Mary Kom, Ms. Gita Phogat, Ms. Indra Nooyi.

The history of International Women’s Day can be traced back to 1909 in the US. However, at that time it was a national event.

In Astrology, often the Earth’s moon, Mercury and Venus are associated with women. Some of the facets associated with these planets and the moon are inner beauty, care, love, luck, fate, emotions, mood, communication, wealth, stability, knowledge etc. The moon and Venus are regarded as feminine celestial bodies. A saying goes that men are from Mars and women from Venus. The feminine signs are like Cancer – ruler moon, Taurus and Virgo – ruler Mercury etc. In Astrology, the basic association-relation of these planets in relation to women is as under:

The moon-     Mother

Mercury-        Sister, Bua that is paternal or father’s sister, daughter, maternal aunt

Venus-            Wife

A Mantra for Goddess Durga, a form of Goddess Parvati is—​​

Sarva MangalaMaangalye Shive Sarvaartha Saadhike 

Sharannye Triambake Gauri Narayani Namostute 

माता दुर्गा को प्रसन्न करने के लिए करे इस मंत्र का स्मरण:

            सर्व मांगलमांगल्ये शिवे सर्वार्थ साधिके

            शरण्ये त्रयम्बिके गौरी नारायणी नमोस्तुते

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