India is a land of diverse traditions, rituals, and festivals, and people here celebrate every festival with great enthusiasm, charm and glory.
09 Sep 2022
India is a land of diverse traditions, rituals, and festivals, and people here celebrate every festival with great enthusiasm, charm and glory. One such festival that is celebrated in India with lavish charm and great zeal is Teej. This festival is celebrated by women specifically. There are three Teej festivals – Hariyali Teej, Kajari Teej and Hartalika Teej. All three Teej festivals have importance and significance of their own.
Hartalika Teej is celebrated after the month’s duration of Hariyali Teej. Hartalika consists of two words – Harat (abduction) and Aalika (female friend). On Hartalika Teej, the married women observe fast for the whole day for the long life, well-being and safety of their husbands, and the unmarried girls observe the fast on this day to get a good and desired life partner. Women observe fast on this day to seek marital bliss.
When is Hartalika Teej 2022?
Hariyali Teej 2022 was celebrated on 31st July 2022, and Hartalika Teej 2022 will be observed on 30th August 2022, Tuesday. The morning Puja Muhurta will begin from 06:14 AM to 08:42 AM. The beginning of the Tritiya Tithi is from 03:21 PM on 29th August 2022 and will end on 03:33 PM on 30th August 2022.
Hartalika Teej 2022: Significance & Rituals
As per the beliefs and top astrologer in Delhi, Hartalika Teej is celebrated in honor of the union of Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati. It is celebrated as Mata Parvati crafted the auspicious Shiva Lingam on this day. On seeing the dedication of Mata Parvati, Lord Shiva decided to marry her. The women observe Nirjala fast on this day. They dress up in new and traditional clothes and lavish jewelry. Also, Green is usually the color of this day for dressing up. Applying “Mehendi” also has great significance on this day. Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati idols are worshipped during this day. Mantras, Aarti and Hartalika Teej Vrat Katha, are recited on this day to get Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati’s blessings. Fresh fruits, green vegetables, flowers, and incense sticks are offered to the deity. Various traditional delicacies and sweets are prepared at home and offered to Mata Parvati. People also listen to traditional music on this day to add more to its charm.
Observing fast on this day is considered highly auspicious to get Lord Shiva’s and Mata Parvati’s blessings. This festival is celebrated in most of the states of India with great zeal and enthusiasm. One should celebrate this festival with great faith and belief. We wish you all A Very Happy Hartalika Teej!