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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Snakes & Hinduism

Nag Panchami to worship snakes.

The Festival Of Snakes: Nag Panchami


Snakes represent Kundalini Shakti in Hinduism. Also, a snake is the ornament of Lord Shiva depicting the uncontrolled desires of a human being. Hence, the snakes are very auspicious and pious for Hindus. That is why a day is dedicated to them, known as Nag Panchami.

Nag Panchami is a festival dedicated to snakes. People worship snakes on this day. Today, that is, 11th of August is the day of Nag Panchami, as per Hindu lunar calendar. If you wish to know everything about Nag Panchami, please click here - Nag Panchami In 2013

On the day of Nag Panchami, the God of the Snakes - ‘Naag Devta’ is worshipped by the devotees.

Nag Panchami Mythology


Snakes can be found everywhere in Hindu mythology. Even Lord Vishnu sleeps over the thousand headed snake. This snake is so strong that it can hold the Earth.
There is a famous story. A farmer once killed some snaked while tilling his land. So, the snakes took revenge by biting all the family members except his daughter. It is because she used to worship snakes.

Tilling is prohibited on the day of Nag Panchami. It is believed that snakes are worshipped because of the natural fear of humans for snakes.

The Holy book Matsya Purana explains the look of Shiva and tells that the Lord should be garlanded with snakes. However, in modern days, the images of Lord Shiva are coming with only one snake around the neck. Another image that is of Shivalinga with 5 headed snake over it is very common. Puranas and various other Holy scriptures of Hindus depict the importance of snakes and their connection with Lord Shiva.

Indeed this stuff sounds quite interesting. If you wish to become a part of the snake festival, then click here - About Nag Panchami

With this small piece, we wish you a very Happy Nag Panchami 2013! May God of Snakes bless you!
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By Devesh Kumar Singh

Durlabh Mahalakshmi Utkeelan Rahesyam Sayujya Jyotish Mahaviseshank||
Shri Sadgurudeva Nikhilbhagwaticharan Kamlaybhayo Namah||

With the grace of my Sadgurudeva and by his order, I was exulting in a special Sadhana to achieve certain ‘Gupt Kaal Khand Gyan’ and mystery of astrology. Along with this, he put me in a condition that I have to complete it while living in material world.

It was really difficult because when you are doing Sadhana and concentrating at one side and at the same time you are doing certain tasks that are exactly reverse, it becomes a big trouble. However, I always stayed blessed with the boon giving hand of Sadgurudeva over my head. Well, all these things are different, but amongst all these mysteries of astrology I got to know about one with the help of Gurudeva’s boon. Here, I am going to publicize it. Trust me, if you assimilated this mystery, you will never get troubled of anything throughout the life neither you will have to do any other Sadhana. Hence, the overall summary of all the mysteries is this. Let’s know how.
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fasting or Vrata is an ancient Vedic tradition
In Indian Vedic culture, there are two types of fasts, namely- ‘Vrat’ and ‘Upvaas’. ‘Vrat’ and ‘Upvaas’ can be said to be the same. However, their lies a major difference between ‘Vrat’ and ‘Upvaas’. One is at liberty to eat in ‘Vrat’, whereas in ‘Upvaas’ one has to stay hungry throughout. The importance of fasting is clearly seen in the Indian culture. Women fast for the longer life of their husband and son and also for the fulfillment of any wish.
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