This year Hartalika Teej will be celebrated on 24th August on Thursday with married and single women observing fast vrat for marital bliss and getting an ideal husband respectively. Goddess Parvati is also known as Teej Mata. Just like other significant Hindu festivals, worshippers follow fasting rules vrat vidhi to carry out Hartalika Teej puja vidhi rituals. Goddess Parvati observed strict fast years to please Lord Shiva, and finally, in her birth, Lord Shiva accepted Goddess Parvati as his consort. The women not only abstain from food but also do not drink a drop of water for the 24 hours till they break the fast next day. Married women keep fasts for happiness in the marital relationship and long life of their husband.
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Most of the times, Hartalika Teej is performed one day before Ganesh Chaturthi. A number of states follow this ritual primarily in central and northern regions of the country. According to the mythology, Goddess Parvati had a friend who took her to the thick forest, in order to protect her from her father who was getting her married to Lord Vishnu against her wish. Her dedication and determination made Lord Shiva fall in love with her and so he accepted the Goddess as his wife.
They perform certain entertainment activities like putting Henna on their hands, singing songs, dancing, swing on swings and much more. Women take an early bath and then dress up with fine clothes. They prepare sand idols of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati to be worshipped. Then the entire legend of the Hartalika incident and mantras are narrated in front of the idols. Mentioned below are the steps to be performed. Anga Puja for Goddess Parvati on Hartalika teej.
Every woman who is willing to live a successful and struggle free married life can perform Hartalika Teej with proper Teej vrat Katha wholeheartedly. Believing in God in itself is the first step towards any solution.
हरतालिका तीज व्रत कथा | Hartalika Teej Vrat Katha
The blessings are targeted for good health and long life of the husbands of married women, whereas unmarried women pray for a husband like Lord Shiva. Indians believe that on this auspicious day, Goddess Parvati was accepted by Lord Shiva. As per the story, Mata Parvati was in love with Shiva, but he was an ascetic and was not aware about her. In order to impress him, the goddess worshiped for many years in the Himalayas. Finally, Lord Shiva noticed Goddess Parvati and realized her love and devotion, and they got married.
Hartalika Teej: Puja Vidhi, Vrat Katha and Importance