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Hariyali Teej 2023: Secret to a Happy Married Life!

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Hariyali Teej 2023

Sawan has arrived, and it is time for Hariyali Teej 2023! What is Hariyali teej you ask? Hariyali Teej is a special festival that women in India celebrate during the monsoon season. It’s a time when nature turns green. Therefore, women come together to pray for the happiness and well-being of their husbands. They dress in beautiful clothes, put Henna on their hands, and enjoy swinging on colourful swings. The festival is all about devotion to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It is the perfect time for seeking blessings for a happy married life and celebrating the beauty of nature. Let’s learn about when is Teej, what its story is, and how we should celebrate it!

Hariyali Teej Date: 19 August 2023
Time for sunrise: 6:08 AM
Time for sunset: 6:52 PM
Tithi begins: 8:01 PM, 18 August 2023
Tithi Ends: 10:19 PM, 19 August 2023

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What is Teej Festival?

Teej is a significant festival for many Hindu women across the country. It is a festival that represents the eternal bond of marriage. Both married as well as unmarried women celebrate this festival with great enthusiasm. Most North Indian states celebrate this auspicious festival.

Haryaali Teej comes during the month of Shravan or monsoons. It falls on the Tritiya or third day of Shukla Paksha of this month. On this festival, we celebrate the union of Lord Shiva and his wife, Goddess Parvati. In Hinduism, they possess the qualities of an ideal couple. Therefore, people pray to them for a prosperous marriage.

On Haryaali Teej, women observe a fast from sunrise to sunset. They also worship idols of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Additionally, women offer flowers, fruits, and sweets and perform traditional dance and music. Swing decorations and mehndi (Henna) application are also important parts of the celebrations.

Why Teej is Celebrated

Hariyali Teej marks the arrival of the monsoon season. Many states of India suffer from extreme heat. Therefore, this season brings relief to people. It is a time to celebrate the refreshing rains, blooming flowers, and the rejuvenation of nature. The greenery and nature give this festival the name Hariyali Teej.

Hariyali Teej is dedicated to Lord Shiva and his wife, Goddess Parvati. According to Hindu mythology, Goddess Parvati did intense penance and fasting to win over Lord Shiva as her husband. Therefore, people believe that fasting and performing rituals on this day pleases the divine couple and ensures a happy married life.

The festival holds special significance for married women. This is because this festival celebrates the divine bond of marriage. Married women do this for the longevity of their marriage as well as the good health and life of their husbands. At the same time, unmarried women keep this fast to pray for a husband who has the qualities of Lord Shiva.

Teej Celebration Rituals

This is a time for women of all age groups to come together and celebrate their rich cultural traditions. Teej celebration has many rituals which you can perform. By doing these sacred acts, you can gain the blessings of the divine couple, lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

1. Teej Puja

On this day, women wake up early in the morning and start preparing for the Teej Puja. They begin cleaning their homes in advance to prepare for this festival. Women put up torans at the entrance of their houses to welcome the divine blessings.
Then, they make idols of Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati, as well as their son Lord Ganesha. They use clay to make these idols. If you cannot make idols yourselves, you can pray to these gods’ photos as well as buy their idols.

Furthermore, women prepare offerings made out of ingredients which are dear to these gods. Kheer as well as Panchamrit are two very famous offerings which women prepare. They offer it to the gods during Teej Puja, and then they distribute it amongst their families.

2. Hariyali Teej vrat

Haryaali Teej vrat is one of the most important rituals of teej celebration. Hindu women across India keep this vrat to pray for a happy as well as harmonious married life. It is a symbol of their dedication and infinite love towards their spouses.

Unmarried women also keep the Hariyaali Teej vrat to pray for a good husband. They pray for their husbands to have qualities like Lord Shiva. Most women do not eat anything or consume water during this fast. People believe that keeping this fast ensures the blessings of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

3. Solah Shringar

Hariyali Teej 2023 is the perfect time to gather and celebrate womanhood. Solah Shringar is a ritual every woman looks forward to. On the day of Teej, women dress up in green or red sarees to celebrate this festival. These colours represent a married woman or a fulfilling marriage.

Women also prepare a plate of ingredients of Solah Shringar and offer it to Goddess Parvati. This plate includes samagri like bangles, Sindur, Alta, bindi, red chunni, as well as Kajal and mehendi.

4. Mehndi for Teej

Mehendi or Henna holds a lot of importance in Hindu culture. On almost every auspicious occasion, people apply mehendi on their hands. This enhances the celebration and brings auspicious energy to any event.

Teej celebration cannot be complete without applying Mehndi for Teej. People believe that the colour of the mehendi represents the depth of your relationship. Therefore, the darker the mehendi, the deeper the love would be.

5. Sinjara and Teej Jhula

Sinjara or Sindhara is a ritual which is mostly seen in Rajasthan. One day before teej, women send various gifts to their daughters-in-law. These include jewellery, sweets, saree as well as Shringar Samagri. It is a representation of the mother-in-law’s blessings for the married couple.

People also celebrate the divine love of Radha and Krishna on Hariyali teej. They do this by hanging swings from trees. It is also a way to come together and enjoy the festivities together.

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Hariyali Teej 2023 Vrat Katha

Women gather on this day and listen to or read the Vrat Katha. It is the story behind why we keep the Haryaali Teej Vrat. Listening to this Katha can bring you immense benefits. It can also make your understanding of this festival even more meaningful.

According to Hindu Mythology, Goddess Parvati performed various extreme rituals to marry Lord Shiva for 107 years. She took multiple births during this period of time. However, it was in her 108th life when she finally married the one she had sought all this time.

According to the legend, Goddess Parvati was born as the daughter of the king of the Mountains in her 108th life. When she reached the age of marriage, Parvatraj started finding a groom for her. He thought of getting her married to Lord Vishnu.

However, goddess Parvati had already accepted lord shiva as her husband in her heart. Therefore, she asked her friend to hide her in a dense forest to avoid marrying lord Vishnu. In the forest, she kept a waterless fast in extreme weather conditions.

Her devotion to Lord Shiva made him accept her as his wife. Therefore, this day is a reminder of the divine union and marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Her penance inspired many ladies to follow in her footsteps to pray for a husband like lord Shiva.

In conclusion, Haryaali Teej is a vibrant and joyous festival that holds immense significance for women in India. The festival brings women together to worship Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Therefore, they seek blessings for a blissful married life. It also symbolises the arrival of the monsoon season and the beauty of nature. It is a time of joy, celebration, and gratitude for the blessings of nature and the divine. To make this festival more meaningful, you can consult our dedicated astrologers and Pandits on the InstaAstro website and app. Happy Hariyali Teej!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

1. How many types of Teej are there?

There are three types of Teej. Hariyali Teej, Hartalika Teej and Kajari Teej are the three types of Teej celebrated in India. All of them fall at different times during the year.

2. Which colour to wear on Hariyali Teej 2023?

On Haryaali Teej, you can wear green or red coloured clothes. It is called Hariyaali Teej because of the lush green nature in the season of Monsoon, and the red colour represents married women.

3. What is Hartalika Teej vrat?

Hartalika Teej vrat is a vrat that women observe to seek blessings from Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. They pray for their marriages as well as to find a good husband.

4. Which food to prepare on Haryaali Teej?

Various areas prepare foods and sweets which are special to them on Haryaali Teej. For example, in Rajasthan, people make Ghewar. However, you should prepare vegetarian food without using onion or garlic on this day.

5. What to eat during Hariyali Teej 2023 Vrat?

What to eat on Hariyali Teej depends on the type of fast you are keeping. If you are keeping a Nirjala vrat, you cannot consume food or water. Whereas if you are keeping a Phalahar vrat, you can only consume fruits.

6. What is Choti Teej?

Choti Teej is another name for Haryaali Teej. It is a special day during the month of Savan for women to come together and celebrate.

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