Jul 22, 2012

Joy of Teej Fest

Today is the day of Teej Festival (22nd July 2012), so here I’m wish to all my Friends and Viewers…..

Teej is the day which shows
woman's love and sacrifice.
May your wishes come true and
you get powerful & loving husband like lord Shiva.

Here is something detail about Teej Fest….  Why and How to celebrate…..
Teej is a fasting festival for Hindu women, especially for Haryanvi women. It is mainly celebrated in Haryana (India) and Nepal and is considered as the most standard form of teej. According to Hindu mythology, on the 3rd day (teej) after the new moon in the month of Shravan Goddess Parvati went to the house of lord Shiva, her husband and wasunited with him. Teej is celebrated in India especially by women in the months of July-August marking the advent of monsoons. It has great significance in Rajasthan as it is observed to provide relief from the scorching heat of summer. Thus, it is popularly called the Sawan Festival.
Pictures on Teej Fest

Teej Swing with friends
Mehndi Designs

Teej  Haryanvi Folk dance 

Indian Kheer
Teej Treat
Meethi Sewiyaan

Ghewar- Teej Speciality

Why we Celebrate?
The festival of Teej symbolizes reunion of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Teej teaches us the sacrifice of wife to win the heart of husband. It is said that Parvati reborn and went through stringent fasting for 108 long years to prove her dedication, devotion and unconditional love towards Lord Shiva. Finally, 108 years of long sacrifice paid off and Lord Shiva accepted her as his wife. Till today, the festival of Teej is celebrated to honour the devotion of Goddess Parvati – popularly known as TEEJ MATA. On this day, both married and unmarried women seek her blessings for their happy marital life. 

How to Celebrate?
Teej is celebrated in a very colorful way. Women start preparing for Teej a week before the festival. For Teej celebration, women buy new clothes, jewelry and accessories to wear on the festival day. Markets are usually crowded with women shopping for various items to adorn oneself. On Teej, women try to look as beautiful as they can. Intricate mehndi designs are also applied to hands and feet. Numerous artists, performers, band members and folk dancers follow the procession showing their magnificent skills. People dance down the streets along with other performers as they completely engross in Teej festivities. Beautifully decorated swings are hung from trees and attractively dressed women dance and sing various Teej and Sawan songs. After this, women offer prayers to Parvati Mata and the Teej Vrat successfully completes.
Video's or Music on Teej Fest

Happy Teej to All Viewers..... Enjoy !!!!



  1. Happy Teej preeti nice ifo anout the festival

  2. I love this post - so informative and I always like to learn about customs of other cultures. Thanks so much for the details.

  3. Never heard of this and nice to hear about this ....Happy Teej :)
    Lovely photos....


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