The blessings are targeted for good health and long life of the husbands of married women, whereas unmarried women pray for a husband like Lord Shiva. Indians believe that on this auspicious day, Goddess Parvati was accepted by Lord Shiva. As per the story, Mata Parvati was in love with Shiva, but he was an ascetic and was not aware about her. In order to impress him, the goddess worshiped for many years in the Himalayas. Finally, Lord Shiva noticed Goddess Parvati and realized her love and devotion, and they got married.
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The blessings are targeted for good health and long life of the husbands of married women, whereas unmarried women pray for a husband like Lord Shiva. Indians believe that on this auspicious day, Goddess Parvati was accepted by Lord Shiva. As per the story, Mata Parvati was in love with Shiva, but he was an ascetic and was not aware about her.
In order to impress him, the goddess worshiped for many years in the Himalayas. Finally, Lord Shiva noticed Goddess Parvati and realized her love and devotion, and they got married.
Basically, the beautiful Hartalika Teej day falls on the third day of the fortnight of Bhadra month. According to the western calendar, Hindu month Bhado falls between August-September. Mostly, it has seen that the Hartalika Teej date comes in the beginning of September month. As they are back to their husbands, they try to look most beautiful by wearing new clothes, glittering jewelry and tempting bangles.
Teej festival offers a chance to the women for wearing all the accessories of Shringar make-up on this day. Some of those Shringar accessories are such that they put mehndi tattoos on hands, Mahawar designs on their feet, kohl in their eyes, Bindi on their forehead and many more.
As it is all done on the occasion dedicated to Mata Parvati, women also decorate the idols of Maa Parvati in the same way. In Maharashtra, women typically wear green Saris, green Bangles and golden bindi on this special day and gift colorfully decorated coconuts to other females. First day is followed by the gathering of all ladies singing and dancing together. They also decorate each other as well as apply Mehndi on hands and the day ends by exchanging gifts between the daughter-in-law and mother-in-law.
The enthusiasm for the festival can easily be seen in women of all ages. They get dressed and get ready for the special events and competitions organised during teej. Now, comes the second day, which is the most important day amongst three. Women keep fast throughout the day without even touching or smelling any food as well as water. This fast is dedicated to Goddess Parvati as the token of love and honor. Further, they worship Parvati Maa and on third day they have something to eat or drink.
Puja of Parvati Ma is basically performed at the most convenient place where all women can easily gather. After puja process is over, women sit over the whole night and celebrate by singing and dancing. It is customary at some places to stay awake at Teej night and sometimes all three nights are celebrated to symbolize the penance undertook by Parvati.
With this custom, other custom has been attached of lighting up an oil lamp and keep it throughout the whole night to signify the well being of their husbands. Women also offer food to young girls and Brahmins on this day.
On the last day, women end this festival by preparing delicious recipes to break their fast. The dishes of the feast vary according to the regions, like Rajasthani prepares Ghewar and Daal Bhati, whereas women from M. This article must have been enough to tantalize your senses to experience such delicious dishes and mesmerizing festival full of colors as well as passion. More from the section: Dharm Subscribe Magazine on email:.
Hartalika Teej 2017: Hartalika Vrat & Katha
Most of the times, Hartalika Teej is performed one day before Ganesh Chaturthi. A number of states follow this ritual primarily in central and northern regions of the country. According to the mythology, Goddess Parvati had a friend who took her to the thick forest, in order to protect her from her father who was getting her married to Lord Vishnu against her wish. Her dedication and determination made Lord Shiva fall in love with her and so he accepted the Goddess as his wife. They perform certain entertainment activities like putting Henna on their hands, singing songs, dancing, swing on swings and much more.
Hartalika Teej Vrat Katha