People welcome Hariyali Teej festival 2017 in monsoon season and celebrate by singing song and reciting Katha of vrat vidhi in hindi. This festival is dedicated to Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. Haryali Teej comes after three days of Haryali Amavasya. There are three types of Teej celebrated during the monsoon months.
- Hariyali Teej (Chooti Teej or Shravana Tee) falls on Shukla Paksha Tritiya,
- Kajari Teej (Badi Teej) comes after 15 days of Hariyali Teej
- Haritalika Teej comes after one month of Hariyali Teej, during Shukla Paksha Tritiya.
Origin of Teej:
According to hindu methology Teej symbolizes the love of Shiva and his wife Parvati. It shows the sacrifice of a wife to win the mind and heart of the husband. Parvati carried out a rigorous fast for 108 years to prove her love and devotion for Shiva before he accepted her as his wife. So Indian people say that Teej is celebrated to honor the devotion of Parvati hence this festival is auspicious day for women they blessed with their elder for a happy married life and a good husband.
Celebrations on Teej festival
Teej is also known as julna utsav as it is celebrate with swings. This festival is not only celebrates in India, but also in Nepal. In India Teej is celebrates in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Haryana, and Punjab in various forms. In northern and western India, Teej celebrates the arrival of monsoon after the hot months of summer. In Rajasthan people organize Teej fair known as ‘Sawan Mela’ or ‘Monsoon Festival’. In panjaab teej is also known as teeyan. In Haryana government organize various events on this festival. School and collages also celebrate Teej by organizing function. Boys fly kites in Haryana on Teej.
On Teej festival girls and women wear new saris and suits. They also wear beautiful jewelries and new bangles and apply mehndi on their hands. They they play with Swings which they hung on trees or placed in the courtyard of homes. Swings are also decorated with beautiful flowers. Women prepare special sweet called ‘ghewar’ on this occasion and visit temples to offer their special prayers to goddess Parvati.