Teej is a special festival for women and is celebrated to recall the reunion of Goddess Parvati and God Shiva. It is famous especially in Rajasthan, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. There are three forms of Teej festival: Hariyali Teej, Kajari Teej and Hartalika Teej. Women celebrate these three forms of Teej festival during Bhadrapada and Sawan months. Primarily, Teej is a common name for a number of festivities observed in Western and Northern India and Nepal.
Haryali Teej In 2018 And 2019
Teej, a major Hindu festival, is celebrated by women who pray to God Shiva and Goddess Parvati for blessing of joyfulness. Married women pray for the health and wealth of their husbands. Girls will pray for a better married life.
|2018||13 August 2018||Monday||Haryali Teej|
|2019||03 August 2018||Saturday||Haryali Teej|
Haryali Teej is observed on the third day of the bright half of the Shraavana’s Lunar month. It is also referred to as Singhara Teej. The meaning of Haryali is greenery. It is believed that the earth will get wrapped in greenery after the summer season. Like mentioned earlier, Haryali Teej is an extremely important festival for newly married women who visit their houses and are presented with many items. Parents gift their daughter and her in-laws a bunch of gift called Sindhara. The gift will usually contain ghewar, home-made sweets, heena, etc.
On the festival day, folk songs, special dances, fairs and swings are performed. Spiritual songs are also sung. Women wear green clothes and perform a special pooja. In the state of Rajasthan, the marches of Goddess Parvati or Teej Mata will be taken on the streets. Haryali Teej in Haryana is an official holiday and the local government will schedule several functions to celebrate the day colorfully. Women will perform Gidda in Punjab while in Chandigarh, cultural events and plays are presented by students.
Kajari Teej 2018
Kajari Teeja is also called as Badi Teej. The Southern and Northern parts of country celebrate this festival. In 2018, Badi Teej is observed on 28 August, which falls on Tuesday. The states celebrating this festival include Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh. People celebrate the festival in order to welcome monsoon. Bundi, a city in Rajasthan, is popular for the festival of Kajari Teej. The town is beautifully decorated to celebrate the festival. The processions of Teej Mata are taken on the streets of Bundi.
Kajari Teej 2019-2020
In 2019, Kajari Teej is observed on 18 August, which falls on Wednesday.
In 2020, Kajari Teej is observed on 16 August, which falls on Thursday.
Rituals During The Festival Of Kajari
- God Shiva and Goddess Parvati are worshiped by women. On the day, women wear new dresses and apply mehendi.
- In a few parts of the country, holy neem trees are also worshipped by women who gather in small clutches and perform the pooja under the direction of a priest.
- On the festival day, women also observe a strict fast. They will not eat anything.
Hartalika Teej is celebrated for three days in the month of Bhadrapada according to Hindu calendar. Married women and unmarried girls will pray to Teej Mata, who is Goddess Parvati. Girls hope to get a good husband like God Shiva. Women observe a waterless fast on these three days and worship the Goddess. It is believed that God Shiva fulfills the desires of the women who fast on the festival day. The festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm in Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Bihar.
Hartalika Teej 2018-2020
|2018||12 September||Wednesday||Hartalika Teej|
|2019||01 September||Sunday||Hartalika Teej|
|2020||21 August||Friday||Hartalika Teej|