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Hariyali Teej: A festival of womanhood in India
Hariyali Teej is the Rasjathani festival that celebrates womanhood in the most beautiful ways and is dedicated to the union of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. This auspicious festival is celebrated with the advent of the blissful monsoon season and with great joy and fervor among women.
The sacred festival that symbolizes the affection of god Shiva and goddess Parvati falls at the end of the Hindu month ‘Sawan’ and the beginning of ‘Bhadrapad’ or ‘Bhado’ and on the third day of the fortnight of Bhadra month. According to the Gregorian calendar, the date varies from the month of August to September every year.
Hariyali Teej significance:
Vibrant ethnic attires, gorgeous jewelry, sweets, floral swings, folk songs, dances, processions, special prayers, fairs, and fasting mark the festival and render it a beautiful cultural vibe. Women in different states commemorate this festival in various ways to symbolize their dedication towards their goddess and seek her blessings to strengthen their bonds with their life partner to have a prosperous life.
As the legend goes, the story of Teej is something like this – Mata Parvathy was in love with Shiva, but he was not aware of her affection towards him. To please him, the Goddess prayed for many years in the Himalayas. Finally, Lord Shiva noticed Goddess Parvati and realized the purity of her profound love and devotion for him, and they got married. Since then, the goddess has been worshipped as ‘Hartalika’ and ‘Teej Mata’ by women across North India. It is said, whoever worships her, is blessed with a good and prosperous married life.
Hariyali Teej Rituals:
- Women dress up like newlyweds in beautiful red and green colored attires, apply henna in their hands and wear beautiful glittering bangles, anklets and lots of jewelry to look their best.
- Married women observe ‘Nirjala Vrat’ which is a holy custom of strict fasting in which they neither drink water nor eat anything. They complete their fast when the moon appears in the sky and treat themselves with a delicious feast.
- Women gather in the evening to tell and listen to stories of the legends associated with this holy festival which symbolizes the virtue of the gods. They also sing and dance to the folk songs that are sung during these kinds of cultural festivals.
- Sweets form an integral part of the festival as north Indians are really fond of sweet delicacies like Ghevar, Ladoo, Choorma, Kaju Katli, and Sattu.
- The lighting of a Diya throughout the day is also a ritual in this festival. A special pooja is also conducted to the gods where they make their offering to their deity in the form of flowers, fruits, and sweets. Married couples ask for god’s blessings and visit temples.
- A fun activity of playing on the swings is also associated with this festival. The swings are decorated with flowers.
1. Outfit ideas for women on Teej
Teej is the festival that celebrates womanhood in the most exquisite manner where they get to dress up in ‘Solah Shringar’. To make this occasion more memorable for you, the outfit should befit the grand festival. Most women dress in red and green saree and suits. Rajasthan’s traditional bandhani sarees will give a royal touch to your look whereas the delicate Gota Patti work will define a whole new level of elegance for you. From minimalistic suit style to traditional sarees, here are a few gorgeous options to suit every style.
1.1) Sangria Women Red & Beige Embroidered Kurta with Trousers & Dupatta
This kurta set is the choice of a minimalistic woman. With beautiful light golden embroidery and gorgeous red color, this outfit is the best choice for someone who is looking for a red outfit. View the product
1.2) House of Pataudi Women Green Embroidered Kurta with Churidar & Dupatta
This outfit comes straight from India’s nest of royal brands. The intricate embroidery on the flared Anarkali renders it an elegant look. This green Anarkali kurta set with dupatta is best for Teej and other festivals as well. Click here to view
1.3) Inddus Red & Yellow Saree
Nothing defines the festival Teej better than a bandhani saree. The traditional and gorgeous handmade bandhani sarees are one of the gems of Rajasthan. Many women in Rajasthan prefer to wear bandhani on this grand festival. Check out the product
1.4) Tikhi Imli Red Embellished Poly Georgette Saree
An embellished red georgette saree is a modern yet festive attire for Teej. This saree is pure elegance in every form. The detailed mukaish work on the saree with zari border makes it a beauty. Click here to view the product
1.5) Mitera Green & Blue Handcrafted Ombre Effect Gotta Patti Detail Saree
Trendy and traditional go hand in hand with the delicate Gota Patti work. And when it is laden on a green ombre saree, there is nothing better in the world. You will fall in love with the beautiful embroidery on the saree. Click here to view
6. Kvsfab Green & Gold-Toned Silk Blend Embroidered Bandhani Saree
A green Bandhej saree with zari border is what we call a truly traditional look. This is not just a saree but an art form of tie and dye method, which is hand made. Your wardrobe is not complete without one. View product details
2. Get authentic Rajsthani jewelry for Teej
Jewelry forms an essential part of any look. And Teej calls for some serious jewelry action straight from India. No Indian outfit is complete without traditional necklaces and bangles, and so we bring you the most beautiful and traditional Kundan jewelry for you.
2.1) Traditional Rajasthan Style Kundan Lac Kada Bangles
Rajasthan Style Kundan Lac Kada Bangles for Women – Set of 2, red bangles are simple yet stunning. Wear them with a simple attire to flaunt them in your wrists. They will add charm to sarees and suits likewise. Click here to view the product
2.2) Golden Brass Kundan Meena Bangles
Eklavya Jewels Golden Brass Kundan Meena Bangles for Wome: The ultimate choice of someone who is looking for simplistic bangles to wear on Teej or any other occasion. These Kundan Meena bangles are a must-have because they go with almost every ethnic outfit. Check the product details
2.3) Stone-Studded Thread Handcrafted Bangles
The Priyaasi Set of 4 Green Gold-Plated Stone-Studded bangles with silk threads and gold stones will make your hands stand out in the crowd. They may be simple but they are absolutely chic. Click here to view
2.4) Pearl & Kundan Necklace Choker with Earrings Padmavati Style for Women
Nothing defines royalty more than this red choker necklace. Wear it with a simple red saree and see its beauty unfold at the festival. Check the product details
2.5) Gold Plated Kundan Pearl Meena Work Choker Jewellery Set
Kundan choker with pearls and Meena work is the optimum choice for someone who is looking for a complete Indian look. It will add to your beauty and intensify your ethnic charm. Click here to view
3. Puja essentials for Teej
As Teej is all about the devotion of goddess Parvati, we need puja items to perform the rituals. Worship the deity and serve the offerings with a puja thali that completes the occasion. Here are some beautiful puja items to buy.
3.1) BrassLine Handmade Indian Puja Brass Oil Lamp
One of the main rituals in Teej is to light a Diya throughout the day. This brass handmade Diya has a beautiful engraved design with a turtle base. Pray to your god in silence and light this Diya for peace. Click here to view
3.2) Indian Art Villa Brass Puja Aarti Thali
Indian prayers are not complete without puja thalis. This gorgeous brass pooja thali will mark the occasion with divinity and beauty. Click here to view
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