Ladies’ Day is celebrated on this day in order to delve into the sacred qualities of women and disseminate them. Though the Earth is one, the plants vary depending upon the seeds sown. The womb of the mother symbolises Mother Earth. As is the seed of thought sown in it, so is the fruit that it yields. So the mother should foster good thoughts, words and deeds. Only then can she beget virtuous children. Aryamba was a paragon of virtues. She spent all her time in the contemplation of God and in undertaking noble deeds. As a result, Sankaracharya was born to her. Sankaracharya could become Jagadguru (world teacher) because of his mother’s virtuous thoughts. Noble souls like Vivekananda and Ramakrishna Paramahamsa could attain exalted positions in their lives only due to the sacred feelings of their mothers. It is because of the feelings of the mother that the children become good or bad. It is because of such women that the children take to the path of righteousness.