Hariyali Teej - 2016

Hariyali Teej - 2016



Hariyali Teej / Madhusrava  / Choti Teej / Madhursravani /Sindhara Teej
 
Hariyali Teej is a festival celebrated in the north Indian states of India mainly Bihar, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana. This festival is celebrated on the third day of Shukla paksha in the Shravan month.

This year Hariyali Teej will be celebrated on Friday, August 5th, 2016.

Tritiya Tithi Begins = 01:55 on 5/Aug/2016
Tritiya Tithi Ends    = 02:41 on 6/Aug/2016
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 Hariyali Teej Date in 2016: Friday, August 5th, 2016.
 Hariyali Teej Date in 2017: Wednesday, August 26th, 2017.
 Hariyali Teej Date in 2018: Monday, August 13th, 2018.
 Hariyali Teej Date in 2019: Saturday, August 3rd, 2019.
 Hariyali Teej Date in 2020: Monday, July 23rd, 2020.

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In 2015 Hariyali Teej was celebrated on Monday, August 17th, 2015.

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Hariyali Teej festival is celebrated by women in reverence of Goddess Gowri Devi or Parvati who is the consort of Lord Shiva. Since this festival falls at a time when it rains heavily one can see greenery everywhere and hence this is known as Hariyali Teej.


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Hariyali Teej falls on Shukla Paksha Tritiya in Shravana month and usually falls two days before Nag Panchami. Hariyali Teej is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Hariyali Teej falls during Sawan month which is the holy month to observe various fasts devoted to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.




   The festival of Hariyali Teej symbolizes reunion of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. On this day women pray and worship Goddess Parvati for conjugal bliss and happy married life. 

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Hariyali Teej katha:

According to legend Goddess Parvathi was reborn and did several years of stringent fasting to prove her dedication to Lord Shiva. After hundred years of strict fasting and austerity lord Shiva accepted her as his wife. it is said that Goddess Parvathi fasts on this day to impress the lord Shiva. 



It is believed that on this very day, Goddess Teejmata or Parvati celebrated union with God Shiva in pleasant green monsoon time after a long period of separation. Therefore, it is also known as Madhursravani.



It is said that whosoever invokes and worship Gauri known as teej mata on this day, will get divine blessings of Mother. A common belief is that women observing Nirajara Vrat on Teej are said to be blessed with long and healthy life of their husbands by Teej Mata Parvati.

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Hariyali Teej Celebrations:


Married women and young girls celebrate the festival with great zeal and earnest devotion. 

Both married and unmarried women dress up in traditional green attires and wear ornaments and green bangles made of glass. Is also a common custom to apply mehandi or Alta on the hands and feet. 


During Hariyali Teej married women visit their parents' home, wear new clothes preferably green Sari and bangles, prepare swings and use it in pair while singing Teej songs. 


A newly married woman goes back to her parents house on this day. Married women are offered Sindhara by their in-laws. Sindhara includes clothes, ornaments, mehndi, sweets, beauty products.



Sindhara is a bucket of gift which is sent to the daughter and her in-laws by the parents of married girl. Sindhara contains homemade sweets, Ghewar
, Henna, bangles etc. 



Due to custom of gifting Sindhara to the daughter and her in-laws during this Teej, Hariyali Teej is also known as Sindhara Teej.




Married women keep a fast for a happy married life, whereas unmarried girls keep this fast so that they are blessed with a good husband in the future.  Teej fast goes for 24 long hours. It is the most rigorous fast (Nirajara Vrat) in which women neither drink nor eat. They later break the fast after praying to the Moon.



Teej is also the festival swings. Swings are an intricate part of the festival. Beautifully decorated swings are hung from trees on which the women folk swing and sing the traditional teej songs. Many fairs are also organised in some places. Women sing songs, swing and enjoy the festival with great joy.

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3 comments:

  1. may ma parvati bless all her children

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  2. Please correct the date for Hariyali Teej : MONDAY 05TH AUGUST.
    TUESDAY 06TH AUGUST.
    THE 6TH OF AUGUST IS NOT A MONDAY. IT A SATURDAY.

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    1. Thank you very much for telling and letting me correct the date.

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