Haryali Teej is observed on the Tritiya tithi of Shukla Paksha in Monsoon season as per Hindu calendar. This festival is considered as a sign of love and beauty. Haryali Teej also named as Shravani Teej or kajri Teej in some Places of Uttar Pradesh. On this day, all the married women keep fast for the longevity and good fortune of their husbands. This year, Haryali Teej is celebrated on 13th August 2018 .i.e. today. Hence, today we decided to make you aware of the colorful festival of Haryali Teej which is celebrated with much fervor among the Indian women.
Mythological reasons behind Haryali Teej
Haryali Teej celebrates the union of Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati as this day signifies the day when Lord Shiva accepted Goddess Parvati’s love for him and agreed to tie the nuptial knots with her. As per legends, Goddess Parvati took 108 re-births until Lord Shiva accepted her marriage proposal. It is this determination of Maa Parvati which commemorates this auspicious day and hence it is proclaimed that whosoever will celebrate this day, will be blessed to have a happy married life.
The day is observed with full of enthusiasm by married women across north India. During teej festival, all married women adorn beautiful 16 Shringaar and worship goddess Parvati to please the goddess. The elder women of the house present Shringaar items to their daughter in law/daughters which signify blessings from elders for a healthy and happy married life.
How To celebrate Haryali Teej
Commonly Haryali Teej is a festival Of Rajasthan. But, nowadays the festival holds a special place among women across north Indian like Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar. On this day the women adorn themselves in beautiful dresses and jewelry, apply henna on their hands to mark this auspicious day and pray for the long life of their husbands. Traditionally, Ghevar, which is a Rajasthani sweet is commonly associated with this festival.
And hence this traditional Teej’s special desserts distributed by women with one another as a token of love. This Teej is also known as Sindhara Teej where gifts are sent to the daughter’s house by her mother and father. Some daughters who are newlywed also pay a visit to their parents’ house and return after celebrating the festival of Raksha Bandhan.
Go on to celebrate this festival with great pomp and enthusiasm. Apply intricated henna mehndi on your hands, adorn yourself with beautiful saree, grace your overall look with wearing gorgeous jewelry pieces and makeup and make sure to spend some quality time with your dear husband.
Happy Haryali Teej to all the married women..May your partner lives long and will always be blessed with good fortune and health..!! Enjoy the holy festival..!!