It's Valentine's Day and people celebrating simply can't keep calm. Every year Valentine's Day is observed on February 14 honouring Saint Valentine who is eternally considered a symbol of pure love. Over the years, the day has evolved as a day of different festivities and even those who are single celebrate the day with much enthusiasm. In India, the day also marks another celebration wherein parents are worshipped. Matru Pitru Pujan Divas or Parents' Worship Day is also observed on February 14. People have taken to Twitter with the hashtag #HappyParentsWorshipDay thanking parents for everything.
The idea to observe Parents' Worship Day instead of Valentine's Day was started by spiritual leader Asaram Bapu, who is currently serving a jail term for rape and murder charges. And surprisingly, some people on Twitter are excited to ring in this day. So amidst all the Valentine Day 2019 wishes, some are exchanging Matru Pitru Diwas wishes on social media. Asaram Organisation Gets Praise From Gujarat Education Minister For Celebrating Matru Pitru Divas on February 14.
Asaram Bapu started this tradition in the year 2007. The first Parents' Worship Day or Matru Pitru Poojan Diwas was done at Sant Shri Asharamji Gurukul, Ahmedabad. Youth gathered with their parents to mark this day. In the year 2015, it was declared as an official celebration by the state-led government Bhartiya Janata Party in Chhattisgarh. It is a holy initiative by Asaram Bapu which encourages students to worship their parents, as a method to invoke more respect towards one's parents. Old video of children sharing this day are also being posted online. Valentine’s Day 2019 Single on the Day of Love? Funny Memes, Jokes, GIFs That Will Make You ROFL with Your Imaginary Lover.
Check Some Tweets for Matru Pitru Diwas Celebration on February 14
Love Your Parents
On 14th Feb, tell ur parents - "Hey Mom & Dad! Today is love day. And I lovvveeeee u a lot!!"
Just imagine the smile on their faces... happiness in their eyes 😇❤️❤️
— Salona Choudhury (@ChoudhurySalona) February 14, 2019
Make Your Parents Happy
— Balmiki dhiwar (@twt_balmiki) February 14, 2019
The Inspiration for Happy Parents Worship Day
Parents Worship Day festival draws its inspiration from the worship of Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati performed by little Ganpati. Thanks to Sant Shri Asaram Bapu Ji for #HappyParentsWorshipDay
— Govind Prasad Rathore (@GovindPrasadR14) February 14, 2019
Getting ready to celebrate
Maine to Matra Pitra Poojan Diwas ki tayyari karli hain
— तृप्ति | ترپتی (@paurikhal_ki) February 5, 2019
Matra pitra pujan diwas yuvaaon k liye ek sundar sewa h
— Shalini Arya (@Shalini62922280) January 27, 2019
The day to thank parents for all that they have done:
The will has never crossed the will
Life has passed through the blessings
Come to the chaos of the rich rituals.
— Patidar Ujjval (@PatidarUjjval1) February 13, 2019
A New Festival to Celebrate?
Sant Shri Asaram Bapu Ji
Bapuji ne desh ko Matr Pitr Poojan Diwas naam ka ek naya tyohar de diya
— Anju Bala (@AnjuBal79548674) February 7, 2019
Watch Video of Children Celebrating Matru Pitru Diwas in The Past
Dedicated followers of Asaram Bapu are thus eagerly waiting to celebrate Matru Pitru Diwas tomorrow. There is no denying that fact one must respect their parents and that too at all times. But going all out just to oppose the idea of celebrating Valentine's Day seems a bit too far-fetched.