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Hartalika Teej 2017 date, Hartalika teej, Hartalika teez festival, celebrate Hartalika teej, pooja, process, ritual, Hartalika teej katha, teej women fast, ladies, female

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Hartalika Teej is on 24th August 2017

Hartalika Teej is an important Hindu fasting observed by Hindu women and is dedicated to Goddess Parvati in North India. .Hartalika Teej falls on the third day of the first fortnight of the month of 'Bhadra'. It is a three-day festival which is celebrated by women in honor of Parvati Ma. It is one of three Teej festivals and is mainly observed in North India and western parts of India. Hartalika Teez is observed mainly in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and is some parts of Maharashtra.

Popular belief is that by observing Hartalika Teej Vrat unmarried women will get good husbands. This Teez is observed by both married and unmarried women. Married women observe the Vrat for a happy and peaceful married life.

Hartalika Teej is based on the intense austerities (tapas) observed by Goddess Parvathi to get Lord Shiva as her husband. It is believed that Goddess Parvati will bless those women who observe the Vrat.

Married ladies come back to their parents home to celebrate the festival. Hartalika Teej is the time to adorn oneself with new clothes and jewelry. Applying mehndi on hands and feet is a unique feature of Hartalika Teej celebrations. Women usually dress up in green colored clothes, wear golden bindi and apply a thick layer of kajal. They do their best to look beautiful at the time of Hartalika Teej.

Teej Puja Process

Women either gather at a nearby temple or a garden where the puja is arranged. The main puja takes place with holy offerings of flowers, sweets and coins. A semi-circle is created and an idol of Goddess Parvati is kept in the middle. A pujarin or all the ladies together narrate the holy Teej Katha. Young girls also sit to listen the auspicious katha. While listening to the katha, women are expected to put their mind and thoughts towards their soul mate.

When the puja gets over women offer fruits, flowers and other holy items and seek blessings of Goddess Parvati for marital bliss. Another very important part of Teej Puja is the oil lamp which should be kept alight throughout the night as it is bad omen if it dies away.
At some places, after paying homage to Goddess Parvati, women bath with red mud found on the roots of the sacred Datiwan bush. This is an act of purification. It is believed that a woman is absolved from all sins after taking this holy bath.

At the end of the day, women share their happiness and joy by dancing and singing traditional songs in praise of Lord Shiva and her consort Parvati.

Gift Ideas For Wives

  1. Jewellery Set - May be a simple gold plated set, or a diamond ear rings. It could be anything varying from a simple ring to an expensive diamond/pearl set.
  2. Clothes - Women love clothes, a nice silk saree with matching bangles or jwellery set Or a nice Salwar Suit. Prefer ethnic keeping the occassion in mind
  3. Flowers - U might also simply send flowers with some sweets.
  4. Accessories - A Leather purse, a watch, anything else u can think of.

Gift Ideas For Husbands

If your husband is living far of and u wish to give a gift to him. You might send him a nice flower bookey.
You are already keeping a fast for him for his long life, so flowers to show your love with some sweets would be a good idea. And you should expect a good gift from him. :)) After all you are adding years to his life, what can be a bigger gift than this.:)

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