Married women across India will be celebrating Hariyali Teej on July 23. The festival which is kept for the long life of husband is celebrated with great fervour every year. The Hariyali teej is observed in the month of Sharavan.
Date and timing: This year teej will be kept on July 23 and pooja timing starts from 7:22 PM from July 22 and ends on 5:03 PM on July 23.
Significance: The tritiya tithi in the month of shravan is believed to be the day when lord Shiv has blessed Parvati to choose him as her husband. Since lord Shiv and Parvati marriage is seen as an example of perfect marriage, married women keep fasting and pray from lord Shiv for the long life of their husband and seek blessing of remaining sada suhagan (married forever).
On this day women dress up like a new bride, apply henna on their hands and wear green bangles. They also swing jhoolas in the garden, dance on folk songs and celebrate this day. As the name suggests Hariyali teej, everything is green which signifies prosperity.
Married females receive sindhara which new sarees, other suhagan items, ghewar from their parents and in laws.
This festival is predominantly celebrated in Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab.
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