Hartalika Teej 2014 - Spread Happiness In Your Life!

Today is Hartalika Teej, a day which is extremely special for the womanhood. Observe this day and welcome goodness. Achieve your husband’s eternal love & affection and secure his life by pleasing Goddess Parvati on this holy day. But, how will you do that? Read the article and know.

Hartalika Teej is considered the reunion of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

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Hartalika Teej is celebrated on the third day of Krishna Paksha in Bhadrapada month. Hartalika Teej is basically a north Indian festival which is mainly celebrated by the people of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar.

Hartalika Teej is celebrated by women. On this sacred day, women worship Goddess Parvati and seek her blessings. They wish and pray for the long life and good health of their husband. On the other hand, unmarried girls observe this fast and wish for an ideal husband like Lord Shiva.

In India, it is believed that Lord Shiva accepted Mata Parvati as her wife on this day. Now, let’s read the legend related to Hartalika Teej.

Hartalika Teej Vrat Legend


Mata Parvati was very much in love with Lord Shiva and she wanted him as her husband. But, being an ascetic, Lord Shiva was unaware about it. Then in order to impress Lord Shiva, Mata Parvati performed hard penance (Tapasya) for years in the Himalayas. At last, Lord Shiva realized Parvati’s love & devotion and accepted her as his wife. Since then, Mata Parvati is worshipped as ‘Hartalika’ or ‘Teej Mata’ by women.

Rituals Of Hartalika Teej Vrat


On the occasion of Hartalika Teej, women apply Mehendi (Henna) on each other’s hand and sing & dance. Varieties of sweets are prepared in homes. The following are the rituals that are performed by women on this day:
  • Wake up early in the morning and take a bath
  • Worship Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati
  • Observe a full day Nirjala (without water) fast
  • Worship Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati in the evening
  • Offer clothes and cosmetic items to Mata Parvati like Saree, Kohl (Kajal), vermilion (Kumkum), turmeric (Haldi) and flowers
  • Offer Dhoti (lioncloth) and Angocha (Towel) to Lord Shiva
  • Donate the cosmetic items to Brahmini (lady Brahmin) and Dhoti and Angocha to Brahmin
  • Offer 13 varieties of sweets to your mother-in-law and seek blessings
  • Recite or listen Teej Vrat Katha and break your fast after sunset
It is believed that women can get all their wishes fulfilled by observing this Vrat.

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