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Hartalika Teej 2019: Date, Significance, & Vrat Muhurat

By: Future Point | 23-Aug-2019
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Hartalika Teej 2019: Date, Significance, & Vrat Muhurat

Hartalika Teej is the most well-known Teej among all the other three Teej. This festival owns a very special place in the heart of all the women that signifies the third day. It is observed four times a year. The four main Teej festivals are - Akha Teej, Kajari Teej, Hariyali Teej, and Hartalika Teej. Hartalika Teej puja is celebrated in the honor of Maa Parvati and Lord Shiva’s union. On this auspicious day of Hartalika Teej, married and unmarried females observe a Nirjala (without water) fast. And, this is popularly known as Hartalika Teej Vrat (fast). Goddess Parvati used to worship Lord Shiva and had a desire to marry him. On the occasion of Hartalika Teej, we observe females worshiping the Vat Vriksha or Nyagrodha tree (banyan tree). The Vat Vriksha holds a lot of importance as it reflects knowledge. During the festival, this ritual is practiced in various parts of the country. Hartalika Teej is an occasion that honors Maa Parvati, who is considered as the symbol of utter devotion and love.

Hartalika Teej 2019 date

Hartalika Teej which will be observed on 1st September 2019, Sunday, during Shukla Paksha Tritiya of Bhadrapada month. On this day, statues of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are made with the sand and worshipped for marital happiness and progeny.

Hartalika Teej Significance

Hariyali Teej 2019 Festival is a very important Hindu festival for females all around the world. Hartalika Teej Vrat clearly signifies the devotion of a woman toward the marital bond of marriage. On the day of Hartalika Teej, married women perform a Nirjala Vrat (without water) for the longevity and wellness of their husbands. On the other hand, unmarried females also observe the fast in order to get their desired husbands. It is believed that in order to have Lord Shiva as her husband, Goddess Parvati was the first one to perform this Vrat. As claimed by the mythological evidence and Hartalika Teej Vrat Katha, Lord Vishnu had once wished to marry Goddess Parvati and had sent Narada as his messenger to Parvatharaj, Parvati’s father. When Parvatharaj was given the proposal by Narada, he was extremely happy and did give his consent to the marriage, however, Parvati did not want to marry Vishnu.

Seeing Goddess Parvati in distress, one of her friends kidnapped her and took to a jungle, where no one would be able to find her. Considering this act by her friend, the name of Hartalika came into being. Since then, it is believed that if any female observes a fast of Hartalika Teej, she would be blessed with a blissful married life. Hence, from time immemorial, the ritual of observing a Nirjala Vrat on Hartalika Teej is practiced.

Importance of Hartalika Teej

Teej plays an important role in defining the true nature of the relationship between a married- couple. Hartalika Teej is generally celebrated in North India. People from Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar celebrate this festival with great zeal and enthusiasm. Festival of Hartalika Teej is dedicated to Maa Hartalika, who is known as the Goddess Parvati. Hartalika Teej is celebrated to celebrate the day when Lord Shiva accepted the love of Parvati. It coincides with monsoon season and thus creates a greater impact on its celebration. Taking full advantage of the beautiful climate at this time all women enjoy themselves by swinging, singing and dancing in rain. The Teej festivities also celebrate this rejuvenation. Teej is the most important day amongst all. In this, both married and unmarried Hindu women observe the three-day-long festival seeking blissful married life and happiness for their husbands. On this day, women witness a tough fast that excludes even water. So, fetch the immense blessings of Goddess Parvati by performing Hartalika Puja in a proper way.

Hartalika Teej Vrat Date

Hartalika Teej Vrat is one of the primary Vrats in the Hindu religion. Hartalika Teej festival is celebrated on the third day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Bhadrapada. Actually, worshiping Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati holds a lot of thrust in the Hast Nakshatra of the third day of Shukla Paksha in the Bhadrapada month. Moreover, widows can also observe this Vrat. It is believed that in order to have Lord Shiva as her husband, Goddess Parvati was the first one to observe this Vrat in order to enable women with marital bliss and happiness.

  • The morning time is considered good to conduct Hartalika Puja. If morning Puja is not possible due to some reason then Pradosh time is also considered good to perform Shiva-Parvati Puja.
  • Teej Puja should be done after taking an early bath and getting dressed up with fine clothes.

Hartalika Teej Muhrat time is as follows

Pratah Kaal Muhurat (Early morning Muhurat): 05:58:51 to 08:31:45
Duration: 2 Hour 32 Minute
Pradosh Kaal Muhurat: 18:43:16 to 20:58:30

Rules for Hartalika Teej Vrat

  • There should be no consumption of water during Hartalika Teej Vrat. One can have water the next day of the Vrat.
  • Once the Hartalika Teej Vrat is observed by the native, it cannot be left undone. It should be performed with proper rites and rituals.
  • On the day of Hartalika Teej, one should stay awake at night and celebrate while singing religious hymns in groups.
  • Hartalika Teej Vrat is celebrated by married girls and married women.

Future Point wishes all its patrons a very happy & prosperous Hartalika Teej!

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