History of Haritalika Teej
Haritalika Teej is an important festival in Hindu culture. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva agreed to marry Goddess Parvati on this day, so this day is considered as the meeting of Shiva and Parvati. Green Teej is one of the three. The other two are Kajree Teej and Hariyali Teej. Haritalika Teej is also called Sindhara Teej or Shravan Teej as it falls in the month of Shravan.
Devotees, mainly women, pray to Goddess Parvati to save their husbands from any mishap and pray for their longevity. Women all over the country celebrate Teej by singing Teej songs, wearing brightly colored clothes, dancing and wearing mehndi on their hands. The festival is dedicated to Goddess Parvati for meeting Lord Shiva. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Parvati was born 108 years ago until Lord Shiva agreed to marry her. Goddess Parvati is also known as Teej Mata and Hindu women from all over the world pray to her on this festival.
The word “Teej” literally means “third” and usually occurs on the third day after night on the full moon or new moon. Therefore, it is celebrated on the third day after the full moon or the night of the new moon at the arrival of the monsoon.
On the third day (third day) of Shravan (sometimes Vadra), Shuklapaksha (wax phase of the moon), it is considered auspicious because it is believed that Lord Shiva blessed Goddess Parvati on this day by choosing her as his husband, on the day of her reunion with Lord Shiva. Is considered. Unmarried girls today pray for the husband of their choice, while married women want health and longevity for their husbands, and want to be Atal Suhagan (happily married forever).
Haritalika Teej is an all-female festival and is celebrated with the blessings of Goddess Parvati. Like Karwa Chauth, this festival is celebrated by women for the longevity of their husbands. Unmarried women can also follow Teej and pray for a husband like Lord Shiva. This auspicious day is a celebration of her devotion to Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva.