The Return of Goddess Parvati – Teej Festival

Teej Festival

Teej is a Hindu festival held every year during the third day of Shukla Paksha and marks the advent of monsoon, which falls normally between late July to September. The festival of Teej is popularly known as Hariyali Teej, Kajari Teej and Hartalika Teej. The onset of monsoon is a time to celebrate as the rain brings water to the parched land. In this current year Teej festival will celebrate in 17-18 August and on next year 5-6 August.. This festival perceive with much fanfare of girls and women especially in North Indian states of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar.  The festival of Teej is devoted to Goddess Parvati and sanctifies the day when she returns to Lord Shiva.

Celebrating Teej Festival

Teej is in admiring of marital elation and well-being of spouse and children. In the Bhado month according to Hindu calendar, arrival of monsoon is celebrated after a harshly hot summer. The festival is a three day celebration which includes both rigid fasting and scrumptious feasting. Newly married girls and women can be seen attired in traditional costumes and jeweler. The married women go their parent’s home for this auspicious occation. New apparel, usually gifted by the women parent’s is won and women gather together to fast (Vrat) and worship to the goddess Parvati. Many women dressed up in special multicolored striped pattern (Lahariya saree) on this occasion. It is interesting to watch them enjoying in groups all over the city and in the colorful bazaar.


Swings beautifully decorated with flowers to make attractive are hung from trees. Ladies and girls can be seen enjoying on these swings. They can be seen applying Heena on their hands to make them beautiful and singing songs of love and about the onset of rainy season.


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