ReSanskrit wishes you a very Happy Father’s day. Let your father know that you care appreciate and reciprocate the efforts he has put in for you all these years.
This Sanskrit shloka on father from Neetishastra depicts the five qualities of a father. The times we live in, you will always find these five and even more qualities in your father.
Source: NeetiShastra 80
जनकश्चोपनेता च यश्च विद्यां प्रयच्छति।
अन्नदाता भयत्राता पश्चैते पितरः स्मृताः॥
janakaścopanetā ca yaśca vidyāṃ prayacchati।
annadātā bhayatrātā paścaite pitaraḥ smṛtāḥ॥
जन्मदाता, उपनयन संस्कारकर्ता, विद्या प्रदान करने वाला,
अन्नदाता और भय से रक्षा करने वाला – ये पांच व्यक्ति को पिता कहा गया है।
One who gives birth, one who initiates, one who imparts knowledge, one who provides food and protects from fear – these five are considered as fathers.
Read our post on Mother’s day here