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|Teej is a Hindu festival that is celebrated by women in many states of India and by the Hindus women of Nepal. |
Haryali Teej and Hartalika Teej welcome the monsoon season and are celebrated primarily by girls and women, with songs, dancing, and prayer rituals.
Celebrations: wearing colorful dress maxima people using red because red is a symbol of love
Date: July/ August/ September
Also called: Monsoon Festival/Dedicated to Goddess Parvati
Observed By: Hindu Women
How do you do Teej?
|On the day of Hartalika Teej, women wake up early in the morning, take bath and wear new clothes and adorn the best jewelry. Women receive gifts from their parents, parents-in-law, which generally consists of traditional layers dress, bangles, henna, indoor, and sweets like ghewar.|
What happens in Teej festival?
|The festival is celebrated on the third day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) of Bhadra in Gujarat. This observance is similar to the Hartalika Teej Vrat. Married and unmarried women observe a fast on the day and offer Kevada flower (Pandanus: pine screw) to Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva.|
What is the importance of Teej festival?
|The Teej festival is an important festival for married women and much-anticipated monsoon festival. It’s dedicated to celebrating the holy union of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. According to Hindu texts, Parvati is an incarnation of Lord Shiva’s first wife, Sati.J|
How many types of Teej are there?
|There are three different types of Teej, Haryali Teej, Kajari Teej, and Hartalika Teej; these are mainly practiced in different parts of India.|
What can we eat in TEEJ fast?
|After a day long fast, women break their fast by eating only vegetarian dishes, like ghewar, rabdi, coconut water, jaggery, rice, dal, vegetable curry, etc.|
|Ghevar is a Rajasthani cuisine sweet traditionally associated with the Teej Festival. Besides Rajasthan, it is also famous in the adjoining states of Haryana, Delhi, Gujarat, western Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, etc. It is a disc-shaped sweet cake made with maida and soaked in sugar syrup.|
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