Teej is a Hindu festival celebrate by married women and unmarried women. On this day, married Hindu women fast a long day often without even a drop of water and worship to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati for a happy & successfully long life & wellness of their husbands and Unmarried women pray to god to find a good husband like Lord Shiva. Women start fast Early in the morning and pledge to god, keep the fast sincerely. According to the Hindu culture, Teej festival’s main celebrations reason is God Shiva and Goddess Parvati on this day meet again. Popular teej festival are categorized into three names: 

1 Hartalika Teej

2 Hariyali Teej

3 Kajari Teej

Hariyali Teej 2021: Date and tithi

The Teej festival is celebrated in July or August month depending on the monsoon season. In 2021, the Teej Shukla Paksha Tritiya festival began on August 10, 6:05 pm, and will go on till August 11, 4:53 pm.

Hariyali Teej is a celebrate in northern and western India.

India is known to be a land of interesting cultures and different traditions and different festivals celebrated. Teej festival is also one of them, Hariyali Teej is a traditional Hindu festival celebrated by women in northern and western parts of India like Jharkhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Rajasthan, Haryana and many more states. Some people live in foreign countries but even they do not forget their culture and do Teej celebrations. Rajasthan’s celebrated Teej purpose fast a  long day without food and water to pray for a well-being life, health of their husband and even children. Apart from India, Nepal is also a part of this Teej festival celebration in a grand way.

Why is Teej celebrated?

Hariyali Teej festival has a very interesting story behind it. It is believed that Goddess Parvati had to take 108 births to reunite with Lord Shiva and that she was accepted as his spouse after the 108th birth.The Word Hartalika comes from “Harat”, which means kidnapping of a female friend whose name is ‘Aalika’. Hariyali word also  refers to the color green.  to a Hindu Religion, Goddess Parvati severe austerity near a river Ganga to have a husband Lord Shiva. Even Lord Shiva didn’t know about her severe austerity. Goddess Parvati’s father Himalaya, concerned about her condition. So Mahajirshi Narad promised that she would marry Lord Vishnu, on behalf of Maharishi Narad. 

How to  celebrate a Hartalika Teej festival?

Hariyali Teej is just like Karva Chauth and Gangaur. Women celebrate Hariyali Teej going to their parent’s house, and go back to in-laws’ house  to celebrate the Hartalika Teej

Hariyali Teej is associated with joyous celebration. Married and Unmarried  women wake up early in the morning on the day of teej. They wear new clothes, new jewellery, bangles, sindoor and wear traditional lehenga dress, After that women receive many gifts such as new accessories and clothes from their husband, parents and in-laws. Hariyali Teej is a colour full festival. On this day women apply a henna(mehndi) in her hand. 

Hartalika Puja

All women get together and go to the nearby Shiva Parvati temple or garden. In Hartalika Puja, begins with flowers, sweets and fruits offered to the goddess. Women do puja to pray to Goddess Parvati for her husband’s long life. In different states different rituals follow on these days. Women mostly wear outfits for the festival like green, red and yellow color clothes and also wear golden,red and green bangles. After Hartalika Puja, women start dancing together and singing goddess songs and enjoy the festival.

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