Hariyali Teej 2022 - Rituals, Story and Everything You Wish To Know!
By: Future Point | 26-Jul-2022Views : 155
Hariyali Teej is often seen as a religious festival associated with married women in Hindu culture. But Hariyali Teej has other special significance too to establish it as a very auspicious day. It is not only a festival celebrated by women, but in many places men also observe a fast and pray to Goddess Parvati for the growth of business and health.
It is believed that on this day, Goddess Parvati, through her strict penance, pleased Lord Shiva and received him as her husband. Goddess Parvati took 107 births and worshiped Lord Shiva in every birth. Then in her 108th birth, she finally received Lord Shiva as her husband.
Hariyali Teej reflects this dedication and love as depicted by Devi Parvati. It is a belief that whosoever woman, whether a married or unmarried woman, observes this fast and worships Goddess Parvati and Shiva with full devotion, enjoys marital bliss in her life throughout.
This day is a day for women to get fully decked up and celebrate. Hariyali Teej is celebrated every year on Tritiya Tithi falling in Shukla Paksha of Sawan month. This festival is mainly celebrated in Northern India with great vigor. After Hariyali Teej, festivals arrive one after the other.
After this festival, almost all the big and small festivals start appearing. Hariyali Teej is also known as Madhushrava Tritiya. Big festivals like Nag Panchami, Janmashtami, Rakshabandhan and Navratri appear only after Hariyali Teej. There is also a tradition to keep a Nirjala vrat or fast without water on this day.
Women observe this fast for their husband's long life and health. This fast is known to bring marital bliss as enjoyed by Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati. Let’s explore the importance and the special things related to the festival.
When is Hariyali Teej?
According to the Hindu calendar, in the year 2022, the Tritiya Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Shravan month is starting at 02:59 am on 31st July, Sunday and will end on the next day, 01 August, Monday at 04:18 am. Thus, Hariyali Teej will be celebrated on July 31, 2022.
Hariyali Teej 2022 will be celebrated in these auspicious yoga
Ravi Yoga is being formed on the day of Hariyali Teej i.e. 31st July 2022. On this day, Ravi Yoga will start from 02:20 in the afternoon and will remain till 05:42 in the morning on the next day on August 01.
According to astrology, Hariyali Teej puja conducted in Ravi Yoga gives the best results. Ravi Yoga is considered fruitful for doing all kind of auspicious activities. According to astrological beliefs, offering Arghya to Lord Sun on Ravi Yoga brings happiness, prosperity and auspiciousness in life.
Significance of Solah Ringar on Hariyali Teej
Before initiating the worship of Teej festival, all women get decked up, they put on solah shringaar and seek the blessings of Lord Shiva. This festival is brings marital bliss and good fortune to the married women.
They also offer 16 items or solah shringaar to Mother Parvati. It includes bangles, mehandi, vermilion, bracelets, chunari, clothes etc. By making offerings they seek blessings from Goddess Parvati.
On this day women also go to their maternal home and swinging is also very popular on this day. Unmarried girls also keep this fast with the wish of a good groom. On this day all the married women also apply mehndi.
Why is green color special on Teej?
Green color keeps a lot of importance for this festival. As mentioned in the name "Hariyali" green color gains prominence. There is greenery all around in the month of Sawan. Flowers, leaves, trees all give a feeling of freshness. That is why Varun Dev, the god of trees, rivers and water, is also worshiped on this day.
Hariyali Teej Puja
- On this day, women wake up early in the morning and wear clean clothes after taking a bath.
- Go to the temple and take a vow to fast while meditating on Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati.
- On this day Lord Shankar and Mother Parvati are also worshiped by making sand idol. Idols of Shivling, Parvati and Ganesha are made by mixing Ganga water in sand.
- Offer 16 solah shringaar to mother Parvati and worship Lord Shiva and Ganesh ji as well.
- Listen to the story of Hariyali Teej.
- Mata Parvati Japya Mantra - "Om Umayya Namah"
- Lord Shiva's Japya Mantra - "Om Maheshwaraya Namah"
Hariyali Teej story
Hariyali Teej is the day of reunion of Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati. According to religious tales, Goddess Parvati did severe penance to get Lord Shiva as her husband.
Mata Gauri was reincarnated as Parvati at the home of Giriraj Himalaya. Parvati, from the very beginning wanted to attain Lord Shiva as a husband and that is why she performed strict penance.
One day Narada Muni obtained consent from his father Himalaya to accept Lord Vishnu as Parvati's groom. On which Parvati became very disappointed and went into solitude.
She once again started with her penance in the dense forest. She made Shivlingam out of sand and started worshiping while fasting. Lord Shiva was very pleased with this penance and fulfilled her wish.
Shiva said in this story that any woman who performs this fast faithfully, I will fulfill the desires of her heart.