Hartalika Teej Today, Know Muhurat Timings

Why fast for Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati today? Know Hartalika Teej Vrat Puja rituals. Also know the significance of this auspicious festival for girls and married women.


Just like Hariyali Teej and Kajari Teej, Hartalika Teej is the festival of married women. Dedicated to Shankar Bhagwan and Maa Parvati, the fast is performed by married women for the wellness and long life of their husband and family.


As per Hindu Calendar or Panchang, this festival is observed on the third day (Tritiya) in Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month. It is believed that this auspicious fast was performed by Goddess Parvati to get Lord Shiva as her husband. Therefore, the fast of Hartalika Teej can also be performed by unmarried girls. This festival is also known by the name of Badi Teej in some parts of India. It is especially celebrated in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan along with other states with lots of zeal and happiness.

Hartalika Teej Puja Muhurat
Muhurat in Early MorningFrom 06:03:49 to 08:33:02
Duration2 Hours 29 Minutes

Note: The Muhurat is valid for New Delhi. To know muhurat timings in your city, click on Hartalika Teej Muhurat

Hartalika Teej Vrat Rituals


The festival of Hartalika Teej is celebrated on Tritiya of Shukla Paksha in the month of Bhadrapada. This time period is of great significance as God Shiva and Mata Parvati are especially worshipped in this duration during Hasta Nakshatra.

On this occasion, Shiv Parvati idols made of clay or sand are worshipped. Since, this is a Nirjala Vrat (without water), therefore, the devotees should only offer fruits to the deities. At night, Jagrans and Bhajans are performed to worship Parvati Maa and Bhagwan Shankar. This fast of Hartalika Teej is completed after immersion of Puja material (Samagri) in the morning, the next day.


Hartalika Teej Vrat Katha and Significance


According to religious beliefs, Parvati ji performed difficult austerity to get Lord Shiva as her husband. Seeing her condition, her father Parvat Raj Himalaya was very sad. Meanwhile, Narada Muni brought the marriage proposal for Maa Parvati on behalf of Lord Vishnu. When the Goddess heard about this, she became upset. After being asked by one of her friends, Parvati told them that she’s performing penance to get God Shiva as her husband. After this, her friends took the Goddess to the forest. Since then, the festival is known by the name of Hartalika Teej, as Maa Parvati was abducted by her friends, so that she could achieve her goal to marry Bhagwan Shankar.

Here, the word Hartalika comprises “Harat”, which means abduction, and “Talika” that signifies female friends. After taken to the forest, Goddess performed severe austerity. On the Tritiya of Bhadrapada Shukla Paksha during Hasta Nakshatra, the Goddess created the idol of Lord Shiva with sand and worshipped him with complete devotion. Pleased with her sincerity and Puja, Lord Shiva accepted her as his wife as desired by Mata Parvati.

Thus, performing this fast with utmost devotion, and worshipping Shiv Parvati while following all Puja rituals sincerely, blesses a girl or women with luck and prosperity. This is the reason why Hartalika Teej Vrat and festival is of high significance for girls and married women.

AstroSage wishes our readers a happy Hartalika Teej and hopes that Maa Parvati blesses you all the happiness in life!
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Hartalika Teej: Praying To Goddess Parvati

Hartalika Teej 2013 is celebrated on 8th September 2013. Hartalika Teej is a festival dedicated to Goddess Parvati to commemorate the reunion of Goddess Parvati with Lord Shiva. This festival is mostly celebrated in North India, especially in states like Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. 

Hartalika Teej falls on the third day of the fortnight in the Bhadrapad month as per Hindu Lunar calendar. Women pray to Goddess Parvati and keep fast on this day for the well being on their husband and to get a married life as true as the divine couple Shiva and Parvati. 

For information on other Hindu festivals coming up , click here Hindu Festivals In 2013

Goddess Parvati

There are three Teej festivals celebrated in India, Hariyali Teej, Kajari Teej and Hartalika Teej, of which Hartalika Teej is the most important one. This festival is celebrated for three continuous days. Which includes, puja and fasting for Goddess Parvati, social gatherings of women for dance and cultural events, exchanging sweets and gifts and newly married brides get gifts from mother-in-law. So, for all these reason this is a very look forward to event by the women. 

Fasting on Hartalika Teej


Hartalika Puja
Women wake up early in the morning, clean the house and set up a small mantap for the Goddess Parvati along with an idol of Lord Shiva. They keep a strict fast all through the day, which includes non consumption of even water. Further, prayers and prasad is offered to the God. Songs praising the Divine couple Shiva and Parvati are sung and finally gifts are exchanged with one another after the puja is completed. Another practise is to light a oil lamp which has a very important role to play during the fasting and puja, it should be taken care that the oil lamp is lit all through the night and never goes off. It is considered to be a bad omen if it does go off. 

On this auspicious day, you can also start any new venture or perform any important functions as this would be a good day to do it. To know the right time or Muhurat for the event you can check our Free Service, just click here Shubh Muhurat

Now that we know when and how Hartalika Teej is celebrated, lets know the legend associated with this festival. 

Legend Behind Hartalika Teej


Legend has it that, Goddess Parvati was in deep love with Lord Shiva, but Shiva never took notice of her as he was beyond all these worldly pleasures. To make Lord Shiva take notice of her and fall in love with her, Goddess Parvati went into deep tapas (meditation) in Himalayas. Finally after many years of tough praying Goddess Parvati’s wishes were answered and Lord shiva took her and married her. Since that day women have been praying Goddess Parvati Mata and to get a blessed with a life like the divine couple. 

With this, we wish everyone a very Happy Teej Festival !
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