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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Kajari Teej Today, Know Its Significance and Puja Vidhi

Know the auspicious effects of Gau Pujan today! Kajari Teej festival will be celebrated today, i.e. on August 29, 2018. Read here to know the importance of this propitious occasion, fasting rituals and Puja Vidhi.


In Hinduism, married women take certain fasts (Vrat) every year for the long-life of their husbands as well as for the happiness and prosperity in their families. Fasts such as Karwa Chauth, Hartalika Teej, Hariyali Teej, Vat Savitri Vrat and Kajari Teej are among the most important fasts for women.


According to Hindu Panchang, fast for Kajari Teej is performed on Tritiya (third day) of Krishna Paksha in the month of Bhadrapada. However, as per Gregorian Calendar, this festival falls in the month of July or August. This year, the festival is occuring today on August 29, and will be celebrated by women across the country with devotion and enthusiasm. However, it is mainly celebrated in Hindu states of the country including Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. This festival is also known by the name of Kajali Teej. Goddess Neemdi or Neemdi Mata is worshipped on this day. Married women fast on this occasion for longevity of their husbands. Additionally, unmarried girls also fast on this day to get blessed with a right and suitable husband.

Vrat Rituals on Kajari Teej


  • Like Karva Chauth, this fast is also performed without drinking water (Nirjala Vrat). Although, pregnant women may have fruits on this day.
  • Usually the fast is opened by looking at the Moon as per rituals. But, if it is not visible in the sky, a woman can open her fast by looking to the sky around 11:30 PM, and offering Argh to the Moon God.
  • Once the fasting rituals (Udyapan) for Kajari Teej are performed, if proper Nirjala fast is not possible by a woman in the coming years, she can have fruits.

To know more about this festival, read: Kajari Teej Vrat Puja Vidhi

Rituals for offering Argh to Moon God


  • It is a tradition to offer Argh to Moon God on Kajari Teej. At night, women should sprinkle some water while looking to the sky, and offer vermillion (Roli) and Akshat (rice) to the God. After this, they should offer food as Bhoga to Moon God.
  • Offer Argh to Moon God while holding a Silver ring and few Wheat grains in your hand. Then, circumambulate (Parikrama) 4 times on the same place in a clockwise direction.


Kajari Teej and Importance of Worshipping Cows


In Hindu religion, Cow has been given the status of a mother, and is considered the holiest being in the world as per Vedas and Puranas. It is also believed that all the deities reside in Gau Mata (Cow). She is also known as Kamadhenu (a bovine Goddess, also known as the mother of fulfilment), who when worshipped brings happiness, peace and prosperity in the house. Gau Mata is especially worshipped on the occasion of Kajari Teej. The food is consumed only after feeding small round Chapatis made from flour dough along with Ghee and Gur (Jaggery) to the Cow.

Traditions related to Kajari Teej


  • Several dishes are prepared on this auspicious occasion using barley, wheat, gram (Chana) and rice-mixture called Sattu along with Ghee and Meva.
  • Beautifully adorned swings are thrown on trees in the fields or gardens, and women gathers and celebrate this festive occasion by dancing to the tunes of folk-songs.
  • The tradition of singing folk songs while riding on a boat on this day is performed by the people of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

Just like Hariyali and Hartalika Teej, married women celebrate the propitious festival of Kajari Teej with lots of zeal and happiness. The fast performed on this day is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

We, at AstroSage, wishes our readers a very prospering and blissful Kajari Teej.
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Horoscope for Diwali 2012

Diwali is the festival that directs us toward light from the darkness. This festival is also known for worshipping the Goddess of wealth, Lakshmi. This year, this festival is going to be celebrated on 13th November 2012. As we all know that this festival is celebrated on the new moon night of the month Kartika, the new moon day is on 13th November this year. This year, positions of planets will be something like this: This time Sun is in Libra Sign, Moon is in Libra Sign, Mars is in Sagittarius sign, Mercury is Scorpion sign, Jupiter in Taurus sign, Venus in Virgo sign, Saturn in Libra sign and Ketu is situated in Taurus. Let’s know the effects of this transited situation over all zodiac signs on the day of Diwali:

Aries Diwali 2012 Horoscope

Maa Lakshmi is going to bless you, which means that wealth will constantly flow. However, due to her flighty nature, she is not planning to stay with you long. Therefore, you need to keep a control over expenses. You will have to put efforts to keep a control over your expenses; otherwise this might lead you to stress to some extent. Your honor and respect will rise in society. Meeting with big noises will be fruitful for you. By the grace of Maa Lakshmi, you are going to get happiness related to family and offspring. Some of your expenses might be related to some spiritual deeds.
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Diwali 2012 Muhurat for Puja

One must perform Puja for Diwali at right Muhurat
In this year of 2012, Diwali will be celebrated on 13th November. Generally the festival of Diwali and Lakshmi Pujan is celebrated on the Pradosh Kaal of new moon day (Amavasya) of Krishna Paksha, in the fixed sign. Worshipping Goddess Lakshmi is considered highly auspicious on this particular day to receive her blessings. This year we are getting good combinations of all four important elements of Diwali muhurat viz Amavasya, Pradosh Kaal, Shubh Lagna and good Chaughadhiya. Moreover, the day is Tuesday which is also considered auspicious. Offering prayers on Diwali during Pradosh Kaal is considered highly promising. The fixed sign has made the Diwali Pujan Muhurat excellent. The Pradosh kaal on Diwali will commence at 05.07 am will be there till 7.45 pm. The fixed sign of ‘Taurus’ (Vrishabaha Rashi) will also be rising during that time. The fixed sign will begin at 5.33 am till 7.28 pm in the cities near Delhi. The Laabh Chaughadhiya will enter after 6.45 pm. It will stay from 07.07 pm to 08.46 pm in the cities near Delhi. The time may change slightly with the places. The Puja Muhurat in eastern region will begin around 5 pm to 06.56 pm. The Muhurat for pujan will commence at 5.35 pm and will end around 7.25 pm in the northern region. 5.47 pm to 7.47pm will be the Pujan Muhurat in southern India. While, the Pujan Muhurat will begin at 6.07 pm and will remain till 08.05 pm in western India.
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Surya Grahan on Diwali 2012



The auspicious day of Diwali is going to experience a solar eclipse in the year 2012. However, this solar eclipse will occur during night as per the Indian timing. Diwali is a grand festival that is cherished by all the Hindus across the globe. Surya Grahan is not only a scientific phenomenon but also a huge religious event for Hindus. Therefore, Surya Grahan falling on the day of Diwali can be considered as a very significant event.
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