Teej is celebrated to commemorate the union of the Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. At the Teej festival, married women observe fasts and pray to the Goddess Parvati. They fast for a long and healthy life for their husbands. Single women/girls also fast to get a husband like Lord Shiva. Mainly this festival is celebrated in the areas of north India and western parts of India.
The month of Sawan or Shravan is according to the Hindu calendar when the first monsoon rains begin. The month is devoted to Lord Shiva and the Goddess Parvati, who devotees fast and worship on Mondays and special days like Nag Panchami and Hariyali Teej. This year, the Teej festival Start from July 6, 2020, and it will continue until August 3, 2020.
Teej 2020 Dates
- Hariyali Teej Thursday, 23 Jul 2020
Tritiya Tithi Starts – 22 Jul 2020 at 07:22 Pm AND Tritiya Tithi Ends – 23 Jul 2020 at 05:03 Pm
- Kajari Teej Thursday, 06 Aug 2020
Tritiya Tithi Starts – 05 Aug 2020 at 10:50 Pm AND Tritiya Tithi Ends – 07 Aug 2020 at 12:14 Am
- Hartalika Teej Friday, 21 Aug 2020
Tritiya Tithi Starts – 21 Aug 2020 at 02:13 Am AND Tritiya Tithi Ends – 21 Aug 2020 at 11:02 Pm
Types of Teej Festival
The Teej festival is traditionally held by women to celebrate the monsoon, the 3rd day of the month of Shravan, and the waning and waning moon of the Indian month of Bhadrapada. Women also desire Goddess Parvati for her husband, children, and her own well-being. Types of Teej are
- Haryali Teej: The festival of Teej is celebrated at the starting of the monsoon. This festival celebrates a good harvest, greenery, and prosperity. Women usually wear clothes of green colour on this day and worship Moon, Goddess Radha, and Lord Krishna.
- Kajari Teej: It occurs on the third day of the month of Shravan. The women sing devotional songs on this day and worship the neem tree.
- Hartalika Teej: It lasts for three days. Women fast for the entire three days, without water or nirjara on the second day. It is celebrated for her husband’s long life. Hartalika Teej This is the most important of the three.
Today in this article we are talking about Haryali Teej. Tritiya Tithi in Shravan month, Shukla Paksha is known as Hariyali Teej. On this day women worship Parvati and Mahadev.
Mata Parvati and Lord Shiva devotion and worship for married life. Hariyali Teej is one of the old rituals which is followed by married women in the propitious month of Shravan and Bhadrapada The other two Teej is known as Kajri Teej and Hartalika Teej. Hariyali Teej holds great importance and is dedicated to Goddess Parvati, who is the symbol of a suhagan (a blissful married woman). Hence, women perform their puja on the day of Hariyali Teej. Read on to know more about the festival and greenery Teej 2020 date, tithi and significance.
Hariyali Teej Significance
Tritiya Tithi (third day) in the month of Shravan, Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of the moon) is considered to be the day when Lord Shiva granted the boon of choosing Mother Parvati as her husband. And since the penance of Mata Parvati bears fruit on this day, it is considered to be the day of her reunion with Lord Shiva. Goddess Parvati is also known as the power of Shiva, which means Shakti.
Shiva and Shakti are inseparable, and therefore, unmarried girls wish for a husband of their choice, and married women pray for the good and long life of their husbands. Thus, by worshipping for her husband, women want to remain Atal Suhagan (blissful marriage forever).
And since the Teej festival is about celebrating the institution of marriage, women dress in their best finances, mainly in green. Applying henna on palms, wearing green bangles, swinging on swings or an open courtyard with trees, singing and dancing are an integral part of all festivals. The colour green represents everlasting prosperity and auspiciousness, and therefore the importance.
How it is Observed:
Many women are wet in their color on this day and the primary color is green. They apply mehndi on their palms, wear green bangles, sing traditional songs and dance. As the Teej festival is about celebrating the institution of marriage, single girls pray for the husband of their choice, while married women pray for kindness and long hours. life of their husband.
Then another practice is Sindhara Teej under which married women are given gifts by their mothers like new clothes, jewelry, mehndi and ghevar, which is a special dessert. The places that follow Hariyali Teej are Punjab, Rajasthan and Haryana.