The festival of greenery i.e. Hariyali Teej in 2019 is on July 26. Hariyali Teej marks the welcoming of prosperity and growth, along with the elevation of igniting love. Observe fast on Singhara Teej and please Lord Shiva & Parvati. Read on to know more about Shravani Teej.
Hariyali Teej is celebrated by those who are married, as it strengthens the bond of love between the duo. There are other Teej festivals also that holds importance namely – Akha Teej, Hartalika Teej, and Kajari Teej.
As the name suggests, Hariyali Teej signifies greenery. The term ‘Hariyali’ means ‘greenery’, and ‘Teej’ means the ‘third’ day. So, this festival marks the welcoming of growth, prosperity and greenery all around. Hence, the theme of this festival is green and women dress themselves in green attire.
Hariyali Teej is also known as Singhara Teej, Shravani Teej, Choti Teej, and Hari Tritiya. All these names differ from place to place and region to region. There are many other specialties of the festival of Hariyali Teej. Let's explore them more.
Festival of Hariyali Teej in 2019 will be celebrated on the 26th July. According to the Hindu calendar, Hariyali Teej is celebrated on the third day of Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight). Hariyali Teej occurs in the Hindu month Sawan; hence, it is also called Shravani Teej. As per the tradition, on this Hariyali Teej, women will observe the Vrat for the long life of their husband.
Every festival in India does have a legend associated with it, so as for the festival of Singhara Teej. Let's take a look at the legend of this day, so that this Hariyali Teej can become more meaningful.
As per the legend of Hariyali Teej, it is celebrated as the day when Lord Shiva accepted Goddess Parvati as his wife. Singhara Teej is remembered as reunion of Shiva and Shakti. Goddess Parvati followed fasting and austerity for many years.
In the 108th birth of Goddess Parvati, Lord Shiva accepted her love. Goddess Parvati is also known as Teej Mata. Hence, till date, the festival is well known as Hariyali Teej. Knowing that Lord Shiva has accepted her as wife, she became very happy and celebrated the re-union during the pleasant time of monsoon i.e. in the month of Shravan. Hence, Hariyali teej is also called Madhushravani.
As per some of the beliefs, the festival of Hariyali Teej also signify the bond of love of Radha-Krishna. Hence, Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati, Lord Krishna, and Goddess Radha are the one's who are to be worshiped.
However, the theme of the festival is to strengthen the bond of love and affection in married life and love relations.
So, now you know the legend of Hariyali Teej; hopefully, you will now celebrate Shravani Teej with more fervor and faith.
The festival of Hariyali Teej is celebrated with dedication and hold immense significance for the observers of Singhara Teej. Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are the main deities of the day. Married women keep a fast on the day of Hariyali Teej, as this fast has the significance that it gives longevity to the husband's life.
On this day, females could be seen dressed up in their best attire by applying Sindoor (vermillion), Bindi (decorative mark on forehead), Mehndi (henna), and wearing new clothes. Hence, all these items are called Singhara; thus, Hariyali teej got its name as Singhara Teej as well.
Females worship Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati on this day and follow all the rituals with faith and devotion to impress the deities. So, on this Hariyali Teej, get your desires fulfilled by earning blessings of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. This can be done if you follow all the rituals on Shravani Teej. Let's take a look at the rituals to be followed while observing the fast of Singhara Teej.
Below mentioned are the rituals that should be followed while celebrating Hariyali Teej. Follow all these rituals and be the one to receive Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati's blessings for a happy married life.
So, check out these rituals before celebrating the festival of Hariyali Teej; thus, making it worthwhile. Now, let's take a look at the ways of celebrating the festival of Hariyali Teej.
India is the land of festival and every festival is celebrated in its own way, but this may vary from region to region. Hariyali Teej is celebrated during Sawan month and the feel of the pleasant season could be seen merging with the festivity of Hariyali Teej.
Women are seen dressed up with all the Shringara items and traditional dresses. The theme of Hariyali Teej is green; hence, green bangles and green colored dresses can be seen all around. Let's take a glance at the ways of celebrating the Hariyali Teej festival.
Hariyali Teej: Celebrations In Rajasthan
The festival of Hariyali Teej is celebrated on a large scale by the residents of Rajasthan. Every person celebrates it with zeal and enthusiasm. The festivity of the day can be seen on the faces of all those who participate in this festival.
The people of Rajasthan celebrate the Hariyali Teej festival for two days. A procession containing the idols of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati is taken out. Idols are named as Teej Mata (Goddess Parvati) and Gangaur. As a part of tradition, women keep pots on their head and sing songs to please Lord Shiva and Parvati Mata. Again, on this Hariyali Teej, same zeal can be seen amongst the devotees.
Hariyali Teej: Celebrations In Gujarat
As a part of celebrations of Hariyali Teej, a special Garba dance is organized. Every person gets dressed up in traditional attires and enjoy the festivity of the day. Garba represents an earthen pot, which indicates the connection with soil. Garba dance is performed around the Garba placed in the mid of the place. A festivity increases more with dance and music. The people of Gujarat will again enjoy the day of Hariyali teej with fun and enjoyment.
Hariyali Teej: Celebrations In Vrindavan
Vrindavan is also amongst those places where the festivity of Hariyali Teej can be seen at its best. On the occasion of Hariyali Teej, a religious ceremony named as 'Jhulan Leela'. Devotees sing the devotional songs in honor of Lord krishna and Radha. The narration of Leelas (tales) of Lord Krishna is done in the temples.
The idols of Lord Krishna and Radha are taken out, so that the devotees can get the blessings. These idols are decorated in the best manner and a gold swing is also made. This swing of Lord Krishna and Radha also becomes the reason of attraction for the devotees. Thus, on this Singhara Teej, do visit Vrindavan and get the blessings of Lord Krishna and Radha.
Hopefully, all this information on Hariyali Teej will help you to know more about the day of Shravani Teej. Follow the rituals of Hariyali teej and be the one to earn the blessings of Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati, Lord Krishna, and Goddess Radha. Also, enjoy the Singhara Teej with same fervor and zeal, as always.
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