Vedic Saying:

ātma-mātā guroḥ patnī

brāhmaṇī rāja-patnikā

dhenur dhātrī tathā pṛthvī

saptaitā mātaraḥ smṛtāḥ

Vedas describe seven types of mother with special mention in the Bhagawat Puran.

  1. Atma Mata: The mother who has given birth to us
  2. Guru Patni: The wife of our Guru
  3. Brahmini: The wife of the Brahmin
  4. Raja Patnika: The queen or the first lady
  5. Dhenur: The Cow
  6. Dhatri: The Nurse or the Doctor
  7. Tatha Prithvi: The Mother Earth