“Hariyali Teej 2023: Fasting & Devotion — Celebrating Love, Fertility, and Togetherness”
As the monsoon breeze of Sawan envelops us, the air is filled with freshness, and the earth adorns itself in vivid green colours. Join us in stepping into the lush green world of Hariyali Teej festival 2023, where old – age traditions intertwine with heartfelt emotions, creating a beautiful bridge of togetherness and embracing the greatness of our rich cultural heritage.
Why do we Celebrate the Teej festival?
Hariyali Teej, which honours the celestial marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, is a joyful celebration. It is one of the most significant Hindu festivals, and in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Jharkhand, women celebrate it with fervour and excitement. Join in the celebration as traditions and devotion intertwine, painting the festivities with colours of love and togetherness.
Significance of the Hariyali Teej Festival
As it reverberates across generations, the magnitude and significance of the festival is apparent. The Hindu tradition holds considerable importance to the Teej festival, which is observed with fervour and devotion. The festival celebrates the reunion of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati at the core. According to mythology, after 12 years of constant penance from Parvati, Lord Shiva on this day of Sawan finally tied the nuptial knot. This union, which is both celestial and terrestrial, embodies dedication, faith, and the unbreakable connection of love.
Goddess Parvati’s proclamation on this sacred day resonates through time and culture. She promised women a life filled with marital happiness, provided they observe the fasting rituals and embrace the traditions of Hariyali Teej. This promise is a sincere commitment to creating love, understanding, and a solid marital foundation rather than just a custom.
Hariyali Teej Rituals
The importance of the Hariyali Teej festival is enhanced by a rich tapestry of ceremonies and resonates with the lushness of nature and tradition. These traditional customs contain profound cultural importance to bringing life to the teej celebration. Let’s delve in depth on the rituals of Hariyali Teej;
Fasting & Devotion
Fasting is a major component of Hariyali Teej, which is observed by both married and single women. Women refrain from eating and drinking between the break of morning and the rising of the moon. Participants in this fast seek blessings for their spouses’ health or the possibility of a happy marriage as a sign of unshakable commitment.
Traditions & Culture
The teej festival is observed as a symbol of the unflinching power of tradition and the sense of community it promotes. Women gather to sing and dance in celebration while decked up in stunning greens and elaborate mehndi designs.
The jhulas (swings) that are decorated with flowers and vibrant fabrics became the symbol of the festival. These swings symbolize the ebb and flow of life’s joys and sorrows, as well as the eternal dance of love.
The Teej festival represents spirituality as well. A divine reminder of love and commitment. Both married and single women who observe the fast, their abstinence becomes a conduit for spiritual reflection, reaffirming the sanctity of marriage.
Women also visit temples to receive blessings for a happy marriage or the perfect life partner. They offer fruits, flowers, and traditional sweets, expressing gratitude and reverence to the divine.
Elevate Hariyali Teej: Beautiful Silver and Gemstone Gifts
Beyond customs and celebrations, the exchange of heartfelt gifts becomes a cherished tradition that enhances the joy of this auspicious occasion. Gifts made of silver jewellery elegantly complement the lush splendour of Hariyali Teej.
Giftr your loved one’s magnificent silver earrings, silver bracelets with intricate designs, as a mark of affection. The purity of silver is a reflection of the unadulterated dedication and love that Hariyali Teej represents.
The stunning colours of gemstones give Hariyali Teej an additional depth of charm. Natural Emerald, moonstone, and pearl are rare and semi-precious gemstones that have inherent energies and are in harmony with the spirit of the festival. These precious stones are prized gifts because of their beauty and scarcity; they provide good fortune and positive energy.
Hariyali Teej, with its exuberant hues, ardent prayers, embodies the spirit of joy and rebirth. It’s a celebration that ties people to their heritage, and the ties that bind women together. Festivals like Hariyali Teej serve as a reminder of the beauty that exists in our traditions and our unity as we continue to value and honour our cultural heritage.
Wishing everyone a Happy Teej.