The Hindu Festival of Teej is marked by the women who pray to Lord
Shiva and Goddess Parvati, they observe fasdts for three days and seek their
blessings for marital bliss and harmony in relationships. Teej Festival is a series of
Hindu festivals that are celebrated during the holy month of Shravan or
Sawan and Bhadrapad or Bhado. This month coincides with the monsoon in India,
which are usually the months of July-August-September.nd Bhadrapad or Bhado. This month coincides with the monsoon in India,
which are usually the months of July-August-September.
The Hindu Festival of Teej is marked by the women who pray to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, they observe fasdts for three days and seek their blessings for marital bliss and harmony in relationships. Teej Festival is a series of Hindu festivals that are celebrated during the holy month of Shravan or Sawan and Bhadrapad or Bhado. This month coincides with the monsoon in India, which are usually the months of July-August-September.
Customs and Rituals for Teej Festival
Teej rituals and customs make this Hindu Festival more interesting as it is very full of colors. Women who fast for their husbands during Teej Festival ensure that no carelessness is done while the rituals are taking place. This Hindu Festival calls for all rituals to be performed very seriously if one wants to be blessed with marital happiness.
Teej Festival is celebrated with some serious rituals. It is customary for married women to go to their parents' house on the day of this Hindu Festival. All married women get presents from their in-laws as per Teej customs in the course of Teej Festival. A traditional gift package known as the 'Shrinjhara' is gifted to the daughter-in-laws during Teej Festival. The name originated from Hindi word “shringaar” which means adornment. The Shrinjhara package includes of Ghewar (traditional Teej sweet), traditional dress (usually tie and dye), mehendi or henna and bangles in Teej Festival. Women use these items to get ready for this eminent Hindu Festival.
Baya is another traditional package given by the mothers of newly married women who observe fast on Teej Festival. It generally includes savoury fried snacks (mathri), dry fruits, clothes, bangles and jewellery. It is given to the women on the Teej Festival day.
Teej Festival Fast:
is the most important ritual of this Hindu
Festival. Women fast, praying for the long and healthy life of their
husbands on Teej Festival. The Teej Festival fast lasts 24 long hours.
It is the most difficult fast, where a woman neither eats nor drinks.Tradition of Lighting a Lamp:
As per the Teej Festival ritual, an oil lamp should be kept lit all night by the women. If the oil lamp dies, it is a bad omen at the time of this Hindu Festival.
The most important ritual of Teej Festival is to decorate an idol of Goddess Parvati. This idol of Goddess Parvati is decorated with jewellery and new colourful clothes on this sacred Hindu Festival. The day of Teej Festival is very important as women pray to Goddess Parvati for marital harmony and a prosperous happy life.
Swings are a common sight when Teej Festival is close. They are
beautifully decorated and are hung from the trees in the garden in the time of
the Teej Festival. Women then swing
on them and sing traditional Teej songs. Teej
Festival is a Hindu Festival day
of merry making for women.Teej Festival Puja Process or Vidhi:
The Teej Festival Puja process includes the following:
· On Teej Festival, women should get up early in the morning and take a bath with sesame and amalak powder.
· Wear new clothes given by her in laws is mandatory on this Hindu Festival.
· Take a sankalp to perform this Teej Festival fast with all her might, so that Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva are pleased by her.
· Worship Lord Ganesh before worshipping Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva for the time of Teej Festival.
· Then perform Ang Puja for Goddess Parvati.
· Bangles, turmeric, flowers, henna, kumkum or vermillion, saree are offered to Goddess Parvati in the course of this Hindu Festival.
· Special Naivedyam or bhog is prepared and offered to the divine couple at the end of Teej Festival.
· At the end of the Teej Festival puja, the Teej katha is recited.