Kolkata : Lokdevi Ma Shasti. In Vedic scriptures Mother Shashti is not mentioned, but she is worshiped almost daily in the homes of people of Bengal. People believe that the grace of Shashti is good for the child. Different shashtis are observed for different purposes. In different months, the ‘Sashthir Thane’ Mothers worship. By his grace the child comes to the lap. Children grow up healthy. Bengali mothers see their son-in-law as a child, so a shashti is also celebrated to wish the son-in-law well. The sixth day of the eldest month is celebrated for the son-in-law. The son-in-law is the sixth on the sixth tithi of the Shukla party in the elder month.
How is this vow practiced
Idea, the worship of various folk goddesses in Bengal started from the era of Mangalkavya. Several other Sasthi Thithis are celebrated throughout the year. But just as the matter of son-in-law’s well-being is included with this Shastipalan in son-in-law’s well-being, there is another reason. It is believed that in the social system of that time, once the girls left the in-laws’ house, they did not come back to the father’s house. So the parents used to meet the daughter by specially inviting the son-in-law. And on that occasion the girls had to come to their father’s house. Besides, the relationship of the son-in-law with the father-in-law was strengthened through this ritual. It was also desired to have a daughter.
Customs of son-in-law affection
There is no statue of Shasthi. Pooja is offered to the tree symbolizing Goddess Shasti. In the month of Jaishtya, the trees of Bengal are filled with mango, jam, litchi, jackfruit. So the mother-in-law prepares a plate of this fruit for the son-in-law on the sixth day. son-in-law The benefactor blesses the forehead with a drop of curd. The mother also gives a drop of Shasti’s yellow oil to wish the son-in-law’s long life. Mother-in-law dips the thread in yellow oil and ties it on the wrist Son-in-law is gifted with new clothes from in-laws. Along with that, the son-in-law also gave the mother-in-law a wedding dress. The mother-in-law fed the son-in-law with love. During this time there is also a custom of fanning the son-in-law with a hand fan.
Son-in-law was a way of seeing the daughter
There was a custom in earlier days when, girls The father was not allowed to come home until the child was born. Besides, girls could not come even if they got pregnant. In earlier days, unfortunate events like childbirth and infant death often occurred. So the girls could not come. This son-in-law was a way of seeing the girl. When the mother-in-law went to the daughter-in-law’s house and the daughter also came to her father’s house to lower the son-in-law. . His story goes something like this. There were two wives in one house Little wife was a bit more greedy for food He was especially fond of fish. And in that era, the bride’s legs were filled with fish and sweets! So he kept the good food hidden from his eyes. If good food was cooked, he would eat it secretly. And blame it on a cat. And the cat is the vehicle of the sixth mother So mother Shasthi was angry after hearing this false accusation. After that after the child of the younger wife he died in the wrath of mother Shashti. One after another the children came across the lap. And would have died. Then one day the small wife got a bad name on her forehead. A jolt from home. The wife went to the forest. He sat there and started crying At the end mother Shashti is kind. She came to him in the guise of an old woman and asked what had happened. After hearing all this, he advised to observe Aranya Shashti in the eldest son. Chotabau then Dead boys and girls get back too. This is the vow of the son-in-law. This Shasthi is also called Aranyasashthi.