Hariyali Teej 2021: Know date, time, significance, vrat vidhi, and more about the Hindu festival
In Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu this festival is popularly called Gauri Habba where women observe Swarn Gauri Fast. Scroll down to know more about the vrat and rituals.
Hariyali Teej is a widely celebrated festival of Hindus. It falls on the Shukla Paksha Tritiya of Shrawan month that is, on the 3rd day of the first fortnight of Shrawan in North Indian lunar month. It is also known as Singhara Teej. In Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu this festival is popularly called Gauri Habba where women observe Swarn Gauri Fast. This year the festival will be observed on August 11. Goddess Parvati observed great penance and worshipped with strong faith to have Lord Shiva as her husband. On the day of Hariyali Teej Lord Shiva recognized
Goddess Parvati as his wife therefore this day has extreme significance in Hindu culture. This day is a celebration day for both married as well unmarried women. Women dress beautifully, preferably wearing green dresses, wear green bangles, and other ornaments. They enjoy singing folk songs and ride swings. Married women fast on this day to seek blessings for happy married life and well being of the family. Unmarried girls observe fast to get the life partner of their choice.
Hariyali Teej 2021: Vrat vidhi
This day is a celebration day of the reunion of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva.
· Women observe fast which is known as Nishivasar Nirjala Fast.
· Women do not take food or even a single drop of water for approximately 24 hours.
· Fast is concluded on the next day morning after the rituals are completed.
· Women listen to vrat Katha.
· They recite mantras.
· Sindhara is gifted to women by their parents and in-laws which is the baggage of gifts with bangles, henna with other auspicious wearings of married women, and Ghewar which is a special sweet of this season.
· Married women visit their parent's house on this day.
At the festival, sixteen makeups (Solah Shringar) hold special significance. On this day, sixteen adornments are offered to Maa Parvati and married women themselves wear the 16 ornaments and then worship the goddess as per rituals. By doing this, Goddess Parvati gives special blessings and brings harmony to married life.
The women particularly dress up in green color traditional outfits. Apart from dresses, are several elements/Shringara items that women put on for the special occasion like bangles, earrings, bindi, and more. Including these ornaments, one of the most important things which complete the look for this day is Mehendi.
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