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En me matha

In the olden days too, women had sacrificed their Chastity under various conditions.
Innocence in the initial stage and later, necessity prompted Kunti to accept husbands of divine celebrities other than the human husband ordained for her. Impersonation impelled Ahalya to fall into the hands of a celestial celebrity who was lured by her pristine beauty.  Jabala became polyandrous  due to occupational hazard combined with abject poverty. Ambika and Ambhalika, were forced by their mother-in-law, Satyavathy, to accept Vyasa, as their husband for the purpose of creating a heir for the crown.
Such incidents would have happened earlier too. Human weakness and necessities, like many other things,  have no dates.
So, it was therefore natural for the Rishies to expect the recurrence of such things in the future too and it was in their immense wisdom and practical outlook that they ensured that our pindadhanam, offering to manes reach our biological father.
They never had in their mind my mother or your mother and therefore let us not become emotional while reciting the above mantram. Mantras are common for all, including Jabala Satyakama and Siva  Perinkulam.

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  1. My nastik friend always used to quote this ‘En me matha” and say that
    we call our own mothers with no chastity while doing our thivasam
    for mother. So yr explanation is good to convince such idiotic people.
    However, i want to express that this never meant the actual meaning inasmuch as it says if by thought even one lady thinks of a man other
    than her husband, let she be forgiven. we shd not take literal meaning
    of “en me matha”

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