Hariyali Teej 2019
By: Future Point | 13-Jul-2019Views : 1083
What is Hariyali Teej?
Hariyali Teej or Sindhara Teej is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati and is celebrated on the Shukla Paksha (Waxing Moon) of Shravana month. This festival represents the reunion of Lord Shiva and Ma Parvati. On this day, women worship Ma Parvati and seek her blessings which help them in attaining a happy married life. This festival is also celebrated by married women, in the Northern states of India, mainly in Bihar, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Haryana. They also keep a fast during this festival and worship Goddess Parvati so that their husbands can be blessed with a long and healthy life. Hariyali Teej fasting includes ‘Nirjala fast’, where the women do not even drink water for the whole day. Sindhara is a bucket of gifts which is sent by the parents of the married girl to their daughter and in-laws. This is the reason it is also known as Sindhara Teej.
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Hariyali Teej 2019 Dates- 3rd of August.
How is it celebrated:
On this day, women dress up like a bride in a beautiful green saree with bangles, jewelry, and all the other accessories. As per the tradition, Sindhara (Bucket of Gifts) is given to married women by their in-laws. The Sindhara usually consists of a green Saree, Sindhoor, green bangles, and other beauty products. Married women celebrating their first Hariyali Teej spent this day at their parent’s home.
Other unique practices that are involved with this festival are that women sing songs, sit on the swings that are hung with trees, imitate their deities, and with their friends. They celebrate this festival with great zeal and enthusiasm. This festival is full of fun and joviality as it is celebrated in the monsoons in which getting on the swings and dancing gives a lot of pleasure.
The Rudrabhishek Puja is performed in strict accordance with all Vedic rules & rituals as prescribed in the Holy Scriptures.
The story behind Hariyali Teej:
- Devi Sati was the wife of lord shiva but Devi’s father was disrespectful towards Lord Shiva. As a result, Devi Sati gave up her life by burning herself with a vow that she would take rebirth in a family where her husband will be respected.
- Devi Parvati is also known as the Teej Mata and was born in the family of Lord Himavat, who used to respect and admire Lord Shiva.
- However, Lord Shiva observed penance after the death of Devi Sati and refused to accept Ma Parvati and acknowledge her existence.
- Goddess Parvati then did everything that was possible and didn’t lose hope. She then observed a self-imposed penance, her devotion forced Lord Shiva to accept Goddess Parvati as his wife and their union took place on the third day of Shukla Paksha in Shravan month and therefore, it is known as Shravana Teej.
- Shravan is also known as Madhurshravani and symbolizes the union of Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati after a very long separation.
- Goddess Parvati on this day promised that any woman who will fast and will perform all the rituals of this festival will get the blessings of Goddess Parvati which help their husbands in getting a healthy and long life.
- Therefore on Hariyali Teej, married women seek the blessings of Goddess Parvati for getting bliss and happiness in their married life and the long life of their husbands, while unmarried ones seek the blessings of Lord Shiva for getting a loving and an understanding husband.
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Significance of Hariyali Teej:
Shravan month signifies the beginning of monsoon in India. Monsoon revives the earth and makes everything around, refreshing and green. The word Hariyali in the festival that brings greenery along with it. Thus, Hariyali Teej is celebrated in the month of Shravan and brings contentment, bliss, love, and affection in the marriage. In a way, Hariyali Teej is the celebration of nature itself, where women pray for her husband, a blissful marriage, and harvest too.
How to perform Hariyali Teej Puja:
This auspicious Puja is performed in the morning, women should get up early and should wear neat and tidy clothes. They should dress-up in new clothes, looking beautiful is an important part of the festival as women wear beautiful traditional attires, mostly sarees. Women wear green sarees, green bangles, golden bindis, and kajal along with henna (Mehandi) on their hands. They worship Lord Shiva and ma Parvati by going to a temple. After, returning from temples, they seek the blessings of their husbands by touching their feet. In the evening, the women again take a bath before the sunset and dress-up like a bride.
They make idols of Shiva and Parvati from sand or clay. They then offer Bilwa leaves, flowers, incense sticks, and lighting Diya to the deities. They hear Hariyali Teej Vrat Katha in Hindi which describes the famous Hindu story of Lord Shiva recalling Ma Parvati who was incarnated as Shailaputri, who was the daughter of Himalaya. Teej Vrat is completed when the fast ends and worshipping rituals, the next day morning. The believers chant mantras like Shanti Mantra and Shama Mantra to end Haryali Teej.
The following Mantra must be recited on the day of Hariyali Teej to envoke the blessings of Lord Shiva and Ma Parvati:
‘गण गौरी शंकरार्धांगि यथा त्वं शंकर प्रिया। मां कुरु कल्याणी कांत कांता सुदुर्लभाम्’
‘Gan Gauri Shankaraardhaangi Yatha Tvan Shankar Priya. Ma Kuru Kalyaanee Kaant Kaanta Sudurlabhaam’
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