Thursday, August 10, 2017

Celebrate Womanhood with Kajari Teej

Worship Lord Shiva this way, and stay blessed! Commemorated on the 3rd day of the dark fortnight of the Hindu month of Bhadrapada, Kajari Teej or Kajali Teej is the festival of vibrancy and music.
Just like other Teej festivals, this one also has special importance in women’s life. Kajri teej will be celebrated on 10th of August 2017. 

When bifurcated, the word ‘Kajri’ stands for a ‘song of separation’. Befalling in the monsoon season, the festival alights the dullness with passion and vigour. Women sing songs and folk lores, ride boats and swings, and enjoy the different delicacies prepared for this day. Kajari Teej is popularised by different names, like Kajali Teej, Teeja in rural areas, and Buddhi Teej in some other parts. 
The day requires the women to observe a fast in order to celebrate the holy festival of Kajari Teej.

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  • When is Kajari Teej?

This year Kajari Teej will be celebrated on the 10th of August, 2017.

  • Kajari Teej Vrat Muhurat for For New Delhi, India


Tritiya Tithi Begins


August 10, 2017

Tritiya Tithi Ends


August 11, 2017

The above muhurat is for Delhi, India. Know the Kajari Teej Muhurat Muhurat for your city: Kajri Teej Muhurat

How to celebrate Kajari Teej

Since it’s a women centric festival, it’s full of colors and vibrancy. Swings are hung from trees and women are allowed to have fun. 

A Teej Vrat is observed on this day by women. The married ladies keep a fast for the longevity of their partners, and the maidens observe the Teej Vrat to get the husband of their dreams.

In rural areas, the boatmen sing the songs of ‘Kajali’ and enthrall the entire village with their mesmerising voice. 

Women on the other hand enjoy and have fun on the swings, dance to the beats of the music, and sing the olden songs. 

To mark this vibrant carnival complete, different food delicacies are prepared. The most famous one being the ‘ghevar’, which is a Rajasthani delicacy prepared with milk. Gujiya, besan laddoo, coconut laddoo, strawberry muffins all find place on this vast buffet of Kajali Teej.

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Types of Teej celebrated in India

There are four different types of Teej that have been celebrated in this country of diverse nature; Each falling on the Tritiya of different Hindu months; Akha Teej, Hariyali Teej, Kajari Teej, and Hartalika Teej.

Kajari Teej : Significance 

The festival of Teej also finds its roots in the devotion of a woman towards her husband. Gods and goddesses were the first ones to create the festival to celebrate this nuptial bond. 

Goddess Parvati has been linked to this Teej Vrat since forever. The legend has it that she longed to marry Lord Shiva; however, Shiva wanted to test the feelings of the goddess. To get the husband of her dreams, Goddess Parvati observed a fast for 108 years, before Lord Shiva understood her devotion towards him. The tying of the sacred knot took place during the Krishna Paksha of the hindu month, Bhadrapada. This day later came to be known as Kajari Teej, which is deemed auspicious to worship the Goddess and get her choicest blessings!

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AstroSage wishes you a splendid Kajari Teej!

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