Saturday, August 31, 2019

Hartalika Teej Tomorrow!! Know its Puja rituals

Read the importance of this fast which is specially dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and get to know the puja rites and rituals to be followed on this day. Additionally, discover the significance of this Vrat for married women as well as the unmarried ones.

It would not be wrong to say that India is the land of festivals and celebrations. Each and every year, numerous festivals are hosted by our country and every citizen actively participates in them. On these occasions, feelings of joy, happiness, unity, love and faith prevail over the minds of people. Following the Hindu chronological order, the festival of Hartalika Teej will be celebrated on 1 September, 2019. The celebrations of teej are specially observed by married female natives. However, spinsters also keep the Teej fast to get married a worthy and desirable man. 

As per the Hindu Panchang, Hartalika Teej falls on the Shukla Paksha’s Tritiya Tithi of Bhadrapad month, every year. It is considered very significant to worship Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati on this day. 

Various religious beliefs of Hinduism followers are associated with this tradition, which we will mention further in this blog. First of all, it is necessary for us to know the auspicious Muhurat of Teej Puja and what will be valid duration.

                                            Hartalika Teej Puja Muhurat 
Muhurat during the morning hoursFrom 05:58:51 AM to 08:31:45 AM
2 hours 32 minutes
    Muhurat during the evening hours
From 18:42:16 PM to 20:58:30 PM

Note: This time period is valid for New Delhi only. Click Here to know your city’s Muhurat

Hartalika Teej Rituals 

  • On the day of Hartalika Teej, sand idols are made of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and worshipped. 
  • The Hartalika Teej fast is should be kept without consuming water and food. 
  • The observation of this fast should be completed successfully. One should not give up in between. 
  • Offerings of fruits are made to Mahadev and Maa Parvati. 
  • Goddess Shiva and Mother Parvati are worshiped while conducting a Jagran during hartalika Teej fast.
  • The fast ends after immersion(Visarjan) of the poojan material in the morning of the next day.
  • Only Satvik food and water should be consumed on the very next day after Hartalika Teej fast is observed.

Hartalika Teej Vrat Katha and its Importance 

According to the mythological beliefs,Goddess Parvati performed deep and difficult austerity to get married to Lord Shiva. Witnessing this state of his daughter, Maa Parvati’s father, Mountain Lord Himalaya’s heart went down. During this while, the sage Narada, presented a proposal, asking Goddess Parvati’s hand in marriage for Lord Vishnu. When she got to know about this, Adi Mata’s heart sank. On being asked about her dejection, Goddess Parvati told that she is performing hard penance to get Lord Shiva as her husband. After this Parvati ji's friends took her to the forest. This episode is regarded as Goddess Parvati’s kidnapping(Haran in hindi), after which this festival is named Hartalika Teej. As mentioned above, the word Harat can be deciphered as kidnapping and Alika stands for friends. This is how this festival came to be known as Hartalika Teej. Afterwards, Goddess Parvati went through the deep austeration. In the Bhadrapad month, on the day of Shukla Paksha Tritiya and Hast Nakshatra, Mata Parvati constructed a Shivalinga with sand and immersed herself in the veneration of Bholenath by staying awake in the night. Witnessing the difficult tenacity of Goddess Parvati, Lord Shiva appeared in front of her and accepted her as his wife as per her wish.

It is believed that Mata Parvati and Lord Shiva bless all those women who observe this fast while adhering to the proper rituals. They are provided with the boon to attain marital bliss and earn some good fortune. Due to this, Hartalika Teej Vrat has special significance for married women as well as spinsters .

AstroSage offers the best wishes for Hartalika Teej!!!

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