In the Indian culture, there is a traditional hymn that highlights the impact a parent has on their child’s life. It’s titled “mata pitane bhulso nahi” which means “never forget your parents”.
This hymn is typically sung during the prayer meeting after someone has passed away, often reminding everyone else to recollect what their parents have done for them, and if they are still alive, to look after them, the way they looked after you.
Mother’s Day is approaching – please take a moment to watch the video and read the words below, and do what is required right now to reconnect with those who have given you shelter.
Forget Everything Else, But Do Not Forget Your Parents
Bhulo Bhale Beeju Badhu Maa Baap ne Bhulosho Nahin
You can forget everything else, but do not forget your parents
Aganeet Che Upkaar Enaa, Eha Visarsho Nahin.
Their favors are countless, never forget that.
Patthar Pujya Pruthvi Tanaa,tyare Dithu Tama Mukhdu,
They prayed to many gods on earth, to see your face
Punit Jana Naa Kaadjaa, Patthar bani chundsho nahin.
Do not become rocks and crush the hearts of those saintly people.
Kaadhi Mukhethi Kodiaa, Monmaa dai motaa karyaa,
They fed morsels from their own mouth to raise you
Amrut tanaa denaar saame, Zher ugadsho nahin.
Do not spit poison on the ones who gave you nectar
Laakho ladaavya laad tamane, Kodh sau poora karyaa,
Those who loved you immensely and fulfilled all your desires
E Kodh naa purnaar naa, kodh purvaa bhulsho nahin.
Do not forget to fulfill the desires of those who fulfilled your desires
Laakho kamaataa ho bhale, maa baap jethi naa tharyaa,
You could earn millions, but if your parents are not happy at heart,
laakh nahin pan raakh che, E maanvu bhulsho nahin.
Always remember, those millions are ashes.
Santaan thi seva chaaho, santaan cho seva karo,
Expect service from your children, and serve being a child yourself,
Jevu karo tevu bharo, E bhavnaa bhulsho nahin.
Remember the teaching, as you sow so shall you reap.
Bhine sui potee ane, sooke suvdaavya aapne,
They slept in wet areas but made sure you were on dry land,
E amimay aankhne, bhuline bhinjavsho nahin.
Do not let tears come to those loving eyes.
Pushpo bichaavyaa prem thi, jene tamaaraa raah par,
They spread flowers in your path with love
E rahbar naa raah par, kantak kadi bansho nahin.
Do not spread thorns in the path of those path makers.
Dhan kharachtaa madshe badhu, Mata Pitaa madshe nahin,
You will get everything by spending money, but not Mother and father.
Pal Pal paavan E charan ni, chaahnaa bhulsho nahin.
Do not forget every loving moment of those auspicious feet.
(source: Never Forget Your Parents)