The Significance of Hariyali Teej, 3 August 2019
What is Hariyali Teej?
Hariyali Teej is an Indian ritualistic event and is celebrated like a festival, mainly in north India. Hariyali Teej is celebrated by women and is more specific to them. Hariyali Teej is also called Shravana Teej. The word Hariyali means green or greenery. Due to monsoons, there is a lot of greenery in the surroundings like plants, trees, grass etc. Teej means the auspicious time or moment. Hariyali Teej symbolizes the reunion of Goddess Paravati and Lord Shiva.
Why is Hariyali Teej celebrated?
Hariyali Teej is celebrated by women who seek the blessings of Goddess Parvati for auspiciousness in their married life, and for the wellbeing and devotedness of their respective husbands.
When is Hariyali Teej celebrated?
Hariyali Teej falls in the monsoon season of India. The Gregorian date of Hariyali Teej is determined according to the Hindu lunar calendar. Hariyali Teej falls in the Hindu calendar month of Shravana, on its Tritiya Tithi, 3rd day of Shukla Paksha. Shukla Paksha is the rising-waxing phase of the moon in the fortnight of the lunar month.
What is the legend behind Hariyali Teej?
It is said that Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva reunited at this time and thus the celebration of Hariyali Teej. Hariyali Teej is also in dedication to them. In a legend, it is said that Goddess Parvati took 108 re-births in order to be the consort of Lord Shiva.
Where is Hariyali Teej celebrated?
Hariyali Teej is predominantly celebrated in the northern States of India. Hariyali Teej is found to be prominent in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab etc.
How to observe Haryanli Teej?
Many women observe Vrat, fast on the occasion of Hariyali Teej. They pray and worship Goddess Parvati for her blessings in the auspiciousness for a blissful married life. Some ladies dress like brides, or wear new clothes. Sweets are brought or prepared and distributed. Many wear green colored items like bangles, clothes, sarees etc. Many apply Mehendi on their hands and-or feet. Many women swing especially on ropes hanged on trees.
What is the Tithi, auspicious date-time of observing Hariyali Teej?
The Shukla Paksha Tritiya in Shravana month, starts 3 August 2019 at 1:36 am
The Shukla Paksha Tritiya in Shravana month, ends 3 August 2019 at 10:05 pm
Mantra each for Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva are -
Om Gauraye Namah
ऊँ गौरये नमः
Om Namah Shivaya
ॐ नमः शिवाय
Date Published : 22 Jul 2019