Saturday, August 3, 2019

Hariyali Teej 2019: Importance and Puja Rituals

Hariyali Teej today, know auspicious muhurat and rituals! Read the importance of wearing the colour “Green” and why applying Mehendi on this day is considered propitious.

Every woman waits eagerly for the festival of Hariyali Teej, which falls in the month of Shravan. It is celebrated on Sawan’s Shukla Paksh’s Tritiya Tithi, which is why it also goes by the name of Teej. Due to greeney prevalent all around nature, the festival is also known as Hariyali (greenery) Teej. Hariyali Teej is specially observed in the northernmost states of our country. The states where the celebrations take place are Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Jharkhand and many more. In eastern parts of Uttar Pradesh, it is also known as Kajli Teej. 

Three Teej celebrations occur during the month of Sawan and Bhadrapad. The first of them is Hariyali or small (chota) teej, second is Kajri Teej and the final or last one is Hartalika Teej. Hariyali teej is specifically celebrated three days before Naag Panchami. Due to its occurrence in the month of Shravan, it is also called Shravani Teej in many places. Approximately after a period of fifteen days, Kajli or Badi (big) Teej arrives. This festival is very dear to female natives and they follow the tradition of signing Teej songs on this day. 

Hariyali Teej Muhurat
Tritiya begins at 01:37:23 on 3 August 2019
Tritiya ends at 22:06:45 on 3 August 2019

Note: This Muhurat is applicable for New Delhi only. Click Here to know the Muhurat according to your city

Hariyali Teej 2019 Muhurat 

Hariyali Teej, which is also known as Shravani Teej, is celebrated on 3 August, 2019. As per the Hindu Panchang, Pratay Tithi begins from 01:37:23 on 3 August, 2019 until 22:06:45 of the same day. On this particular Saturday, the planet Sun will remain posited in Pushya Nakshatra and because of the occurrence of Ravi Yoga, the importance of this day increases to a great extent. Hariyali Teej is one of the biggest festivals celebrated in North India and each and every woman joyously takes part in the celebrations. Singing the songs of Teej, applying Mehendi or henna and taking rides on a swing are considered the important customs of this festival. 

Importance of Hariyali Teej 

The festival of Hariyali Teej primarily remarks the holy union of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Female natives specially offer prayers to Goddess Parvati on this Teej, so as to attain bliss in their conjugal lives. Following the traditions, married women visit their own family members and wear green colored clothes. Green bangles are especially worn on this day. There is also a tradition of taking rides on swings. Both married and unmarried women dress up in the most beautiful manner on this day and take rides on swings, while helping each other. They gracefully observe the tradition of taking swing rides and then sing the songs of Teej specifically. 

The in-laws of married female natives also follow the tradition of offering Sindhara to their daughter-in-laws on this day. Items like Mehendi (henna), green bangles, green Saree, home-made food items like Gujhiya, Mathri, Ghewar, Pheni etc. are given as Sindhara. Due to the prevalence of this particular tradition, this Teej is also known as Sindhara Teej. 

Read More About the upcoming Fasts of 2019 

Puja Rituals of Hariyali Teej 

If any task is commenced by strictly following all the rules and rituals, then it possesses better chances of attaining success. In the same vein, if the Puja is performed in a special manner, then you can obtain prosperous results. The Puja Rituals of Hariyali Teej are extremely simple in nature and noted down below:

  • Those female natives who wish to fast on this day should get up early in the morning during Brahma Muhurat. 
  • After this, one should take a bath and get purified. 
  • Shortly after taking a bath, take some mud and create the idols of Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati and Lord Ganesha. In case you are not able to do so, then place any picture or idol of the abovementioned deities in front of you. 
  • Place a clean cloth on a pedestal and make it face the east direction. 
  • Place the idols or pictures of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva and take an oath to observe the Hariyali Teej Fast to bring prosperity to your marital life. 
  • Afterwards, firstly offer prayers to Lord Ganesha. 
  • Then, proceed to venerate Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. 
  • Offer the items of makeup and Suhag to Goddess Parvati and clothes to Lord Shiva. 
  • Subsequently, read or listen to the Vrat Kath of Teej. If you wish, you can form a group with other ladies and then conduct its recitation.
  • Afterwards, perform the Aarti of Lord Shiva , Lord Ganesha and Goddess Parvati with a devoted heart. 
  • Finally, offer Naivedyam and Bhog to them. Distribute the Prasad amongst everyone and then have it. During the evening hours, break your fast and then consume your meal. 

Hariyali Teej And Mehendi (Henna)

According to the Hindu Dharma Shastras, there is a deep relationship between Hariyali Teej and Mehendi. Each and every married woman who applies mehendi on this day, becomes very fortunate. The tradition of applying Mehendi is also given a very pious status. On the day of this festival, women natives should dress up gracefully and apply makeup(shringar). Since, Mehendi or Henna is also a part of Shringar, a lady’s look remains incomplete without the application of Mehendi. It is also symbolic of a lady’s unending love for her husband. 

Just like Sawan brings a colourful vibe to the entire nature, in the same manner, Mehndi also makes one’s plain hands colourful and attractive. The symbol of greenery, Mehendi brings newness and prosperity to our lives. The colour which gets displayed after the application of Mehendi describes the amount of love a lady has for her husband. Thus, the explanations given above states the importance of applying Mehendi on the day of Teej. 

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