A woman has many roles to play in life — a daughter, sister, wife and mother. The most important of these roles is that of wife. Only after becoming a wife a woman becomes a mother which brings fullness to her life. Epics, Puranas and other literature extol the imporance of wife to a husband. She is a friend, philosopher and guide to him. In times of plenty all relatives and friends flock to a man like bees and ants to a ripe fruit, but at times of adversity a man will find only his wife by his side to give support, solace and encouragement. Probably because of this characteristic of a wife is she called “better half”. This book is a small attempt to express the love, affection and feelings of a husband for his wife with the objective to inspire all women to become good and virtuous wives worthy of adoration by their husbands. In Hindu thought Parvati or Uma or Sati is considered an ideal wife, who together with her consort Shiva make a perfect couple or aadarsh dampati. Another made-for-each-other couple — the Kogatas — have beautified the book with pleasing illustrations of Parvati and Shiva as the ideal couple. The delightful verses add sweetness and charm to the book.