Hartalika Teej has special significance for married women who believe in Hinduism. This day is celebrated through worshiping of goddess Gauri-Shankar. It is believed if married women keep fast on this day and follow all all rituals defined by Hinduism,the lifespan of their spouses get increased. Unmarried women also follow this ritual in order to achieve her goal of marrying the desired partner. This festival is celebrated mainly in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh. In Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, this fast is known as Gauri Habba. According to the Hindu calendar, the Teerth Bhadrapada, which is the annual festival of the month of Ramadan, is celebrated on the third day. This time, the festival of Hartalika Teej is on 12th September.
It is said that Goddess Parvati had made a Shiva Lingam from her hair and prayed to lord Shiva. Seeing her devotion and love, lord Shiva got happy and impressed so he gave his commitment to marry Goddess Parvati. Since than day is referred as Hartalika Teej dedicated to Goddess Parvati in order to achieve blessings in married life.
Hartalika Teej 2018 Puja Muhurat
- Haratika Teej Date & Auspicious Moments
- Tritiya TithiStart: September 11, 2018, at 6:00 pm
- Tritiya Tithi End: September 12, 2018, at 4:00 pm
- Pratah Kalat Haratalika Puja Muhurat: From 12.00pm on 12th September 2018 to 8.00 a.m.
Hartalika Teej 2018 Pooja Vidhi
Suhagin women waiting for Hartalika Teej all year round. On this day women keep fast and they do recitation all day long. Women who fasten the green tilak, wear new clothes on this day and do “Solah Sringaar”. On this day especially red or green clothes are worn by women.
Women necessitate henna a day in advance so that Mehndi is well prepared on the day of fasting. On the day of fasting, halwa, Poori, and kheer are being made in the home. In the evening time, women worship Gauri-Shankar and next morning they open their fast.