Recently, Discultured asked me about the Women who inspire me and all I could think was about the characters from Indian mythology and history that inspire me. Draupadi, Sita, Subhadra, Urmila, Parvati, Gauri, and Shanta are all powerful women from Indian mythology and history who always inspire me. Each of these women has a unique story and set of qualities that make them empowering figures for women.
Despite the challenges she faced throughout her life, Draupadi never lost her courage and continued to stand up for what she believed in. Her story reminds me that Karma never leaves anyone. Despite facing immense adversity and hardship, Sita remained true to her values and principles, and her story continues to inspire women today. Subhadra’s boldness and willingness to follow her heart demonstrate the power of a woman’s agency and the importance of breaking free from societal expectations. Urmila‘s unwavering dedication to her family and her willingness to sacrifice her own comfort for their well-being is a testament to the strength and resilience of women.
Parvati is the gentle and nurturing wife of Lord Shiva, while Gauri is a fierce and powerful goddess associated with destruction and transformation. Together, they represent the multifaceted nature of womanhood and the power that comes with embracing all aspects of oneself. Shanta’s wisdom and serenity remind us of the importance of inner strength and the power of a peaceful mind.
On Women’s Day, Soha Ali, Anushka Hazra and Vidhya A. Thakkar Talked About Women Who Inspire Them. – Discultured
What motivates you? The question can make you wonder and the answer to it is very subjective. Different people can find their motivation at different places . What might feel empowering to you may not necessarily affect others.
Each of these women, with their unique qualities and stories, serves as an inspiration to women everywhere. Their strength, courage, determination, and resilience remind us of the power and potential within each of us. As we celebrate Women’s Day, we honor the legacy of these women and all the women who have come before us, paving the way for our own journeys of empowerment and self-discovery.