Hariyali Teej 2023: Unmarried women should keep these things in mind while fasting!


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Hariyali Teej is a major Hindu festival with deep cultural and religious significance. It falls on the third day of the Shukla Paksha fortnight in the month of Sawan, which is usually in August. The festival celebrates the divine union of Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati, symbolizing the deep bond between the masculine and feminine energies of the universe.

According to ancient legends, Mata Parvati, also known as Teej Mata, performed severe penance for 107 births to gain the affection of Lord Shiva. On her 108th birthday, she was able to capture the heart of Shiva, indicating a divine relationship that exemplifies devotion and dedication. Hariyali Teej commemorates this union of divine love and cosmic balance. This year Hariyali Teej is on 19th August. 


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Hariyali Teej Puja for unmarried women

  • Begin preparing for the puja by taking a bath, making sure it does not contain suhaag material due to its negative connotations.
  • Light a lamp and offer water as prasad to the deities.
  • Apply sandalwood to the deities.
  • If available, offer Dhatura flowers to Lord Shiva and if not available, choose alternative flowers. Offer flowers to Lord Ganesha and Mother Parvati as well.
  • Arrange Panchamrit for Tarpan. 
  • Prepare bhog, fruits, clothes, and betel nuts and offer them to the deities.
  • Offer heartfelt prayers to Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati, and Lord Ganesha while expressing your wishes.
  • Read Hartalika Teej Vrat Katha to honor the importance of the occasion.
  • Lighten the atmosphere with camphor at the time of Aarti.
  • Apologize by apologizing for any mistake made unknowingly during the puja.
  • Open the fast by offering bhog.