Hariyali Teej 2021
Hariyali Teej comes in the month of sawan when devotees throng temples worshipping Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati. Sawan Somwar's have a special significance in Shravana month and so is the Mangala Gauri Vrat. Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are regarded as the epitome of ultimate authority, their immortal love as husband wife is what every women and husband wants. That is why women pray and worship Goddess Parvati for blessings for a happy and prosperous married life fasting on Hariyali Teej day for the long life and well being of their husbands. Shiva accepted Parvati as his wife on this day and that is why Goddess Parvati is regarded as 'Teej Mata'. Hariyali Teej fast is as important as the fasting on karwa Chauth day.
How Hariyali Teej fast is carried out?
Married women fast for the whole day, not even drink a single drop of water and the Hariyali Teej fast is completed after moon worshipping. They visit their parents' home, wear new clothes like green lehengas or green Saree and bangles, sing songs dedicated to Teej. Wearing green color is highly auspicious on this day. The Vat Vriksha tree is also worshipped on the ‘Shravani teej’. A 'dhaaga' or cotton thread is tied on the sacred Banyan tree or Vat Vriksha. Though the festival of Teej is celebrated by married women, many unmarried women also fast along with the married ones to get a husband like God Shiva. Women visit the nearest temple and listen or recite the Teej Vrat Katha.
Women applies henna on their hands and feet during Hariyali Teej. Mehendi color on the hands tells about the love of their husbands. It is believed that if the color of the henna on the hand is dark, the more she will be loved by her husband. Women also happen to write their husband name with henna on their hands.
Hariyali Teej 2021 Date - Wednesday, 11 August
Tritiya Tithi Starts - 06:05 PM on Aug 10, 2021
Tritiya Tithi Ends - 04:53 PM on Aug 11, 2021