When is Hartalika Teej in 2015 – Well the Date for Teej 2015 is Wednesday 16th September.

Hartalika Teej is a three day festival celebrated by women in India. This festival is in honor of Goddess Parvati. Praying for their husbands, women keep fast on this day. Throughout the day, they do not even drink a drop of water.

Women strongly believe that by praying to Goddess Parvati and by keeping rigorous fast on Hartalika Teej(तीज), their husbands are assured of good health and happy life. Unmarried girls too keep fast in order to find a husband who is virtuous and perfect like Lord Shiva.

This is a festival that celebrates the reunion of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. Parvati Mata’s idol is decorated beautifully in bright colored clothes and taken on a procession in a palanquin. This procession is symbolically represented through art and dance performances. Several camels and elephants accompany Parvati’s idol on this day. This in fact is one of the most attractive features of this festival. On this day, many cultural programs and fairs are organized for entertainment.

In India, Hartalika Teej is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm and fervor by women. Married women visit their mother’s home and adorn themselves with jewelry and new clothes. They apply attractive mehndi(मेहँदी) designs on their hands and feet and usually wear golden bindi on their foreheads. Women usually wear green colored clothes on this day and apply a thick layer of kajal in their eyes. In other words, they do everything possible to look beautiful on this special day.

Attractively painted coconuts are distributed by women among their friends and relatives. As a part of thanksgiving, they offer sweets, green vegetables and fresh fruits to Goddess Parvati. After fasting through the day, extensive prayers are offered after which they enjoy the rest of the day singing and dancing to their heart’s content.

 
 

4 Comments

  1. Preeti says:

    This is a festival where women go to extreme and do fast without taking anything i.e not even a drop of water for long life and success of their husbands. It is a very emotional festival for the wives. In addition to this husbands bring best of gifts for their wife which could include clothes, ornaments and help them by doing the basic household works which is otherwise done by the wives. World is so fast today but when it comes to festivals we Indians celebrate them with the same enthusiasm as done by our forefathers.

    • kanchan says:

      Yes, i agrees with Preeti…..:) it is a very emotional festival. it is a festival of Bonding between husband and wife, as it may lord Shiva and goddess Parvati or we Tuch humans.

  2. jalpa says:

    i dont think its three days festival. it is just one day festival. when women do fast and worship god shiva. Fast gets over next day morning. morning they wakes up and get ready for puja. After pooja they (women) eat only fruits and after that they dnt eat anything. next day (ganesh chaturthi) they can eat

    • admin says:

      The 1st day of Teej is known as Dar Khane Din. On this day women come together and sing devotional songs which could go up to midnight. The 2nd day of Teej is Fasting day. On 3rd day of Teej, Rishi Panchami is celebrated.

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