Hartalika Teej Today: A Boon To Marital Bliss

Has your daily busy schedule created some distance between you and your lover? Are you afraid of losing the one? Observe fast this Hartalika Teej and get blessed with the marital bliss; and if you are not married, celebrate it to have a spouse like Lord Shiva or Goddess Parvati. Read the article to know more about Hartalika Teej.


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Hartalika Teej is a festival of womanhood which is celebrated mostly in Northern part of India. Women around the states of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, and Madhya Pradesh celebrate this festival with much zeal and euphoria. On this day, married and unmarried women observe fast in order to charm Goddess Parvati. Married women keep fast for the entire day for longevity of their husband and unmarried women observe fast to get blessed with a suitable match for them.

According to Hindu calendar, Hartalika Teej falls on the Shukla Paksha Tritiya of Bhadrapada month. In 2015, Hartalika Teej will be celebrated on September 16. Puja for Hartalika Teej can be done two times in a day i.e. in the morning (Pratahkal Hartalika Puja) and the evening (Pradosh Kaal Hartalika Puja). If due to some reasons morning Puja is not possible, one can opt for an evening Puja.

How Hartalika Teej Strengthens Conjugal Bond?


Fast observed on Hartalika Teej is a little similar to that done on Karva Chauth. Many women keep Nirjala (abstaining from drinking water) fast for the longevity of their husbands. Seeing absolute love of their wives, husbands too share the same feeling by offering adornments or various other gifts. Many husbands too observe fast in order to reciprocate their devotion and commitment towards the love of their life. This way Hartalika Teej showers blessing of a happy married life for couples.
If you want to know the history of Hartalika Teej, detailed worship method, or any other thing, visit this page: Hartalika Teej: The Day Of Divine Union

Adorn Yourself This Hartalika Teej


Does your husband always complain for not taking care of yourself? Busy schedules and hectic life gives you no time for yourself? Take a day break to celebrate Hartalika Teej, adorn yourself, and amaze your husband.

Green and red are the most auspicious colors for celebrating Hartalika Teej. Here are some tips to astound your husband by showing the real beauty hidden inside you:
  • Wear traditional clothes, especially red and green if you can
  • Apply Mehendi (Henna tattoo)
  • Apply Alta (red dye) on your feets
  • Wear colorful bangles
Do Solah Sringar (16 adornments), if possible

Puja For Hartalika Teej


According to our Hindu mythology, it took Goddess Parvati 108 births to please Lord Shiva to marry her. Parvati showed her deep love by fasting and worshipping in Himalayas for her beloved Lord Shiva and the rest is history. Lord Shiva finally got impressed and married Goddess Parvati.

Since then, on this day, idols of God Shiva and Parvati are worshipped and placed at the place of worship in house and temples. Lord Parvati idol is carried in palanquins followed by elephants and camels in some states like Rajasthan on this day.

Here is the Puja Vidhi for Hartalika Puja:
  1. Put forth sweets, flower, and rice in turmeric powder along with some coins in front of the God idols.
  2. Focus your thoughts on the welfare of your husband and recite Hartalika Vrat Katha.
  3. Offer prayers to Parvati and Shiva.
Evening Puja marks the end of Hartalika fast. Women end their fast by drinking water and sweets that are generally offered by their husbands. They touch their husband’s feet and are offered with gifts as well as blessings.

So, this was the briefing of this wonderful festival. If you want to go into the details, click here: Hartalika Teej

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