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Hariyali Teej 2022
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Hariyali Teej is a celebrated festival of the Hindus, and this year it will fall on the 31st of July, according to the Hindu Panchang. Hindu women across the country observe fasts on this day with utmost sincerity and break the fasts after performing many auspicious rituals. 

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All About Hariyali Teej Festival

This propitious festival arrives each year on the Tritiya tithi during the Shukla Paksha in the sacred month of Shravan. On the occasion of this holy day, married Hindu females pledge to keep a day-long fast. They offer prayers to Lord Shiva and his wife, Goddess Parvati, to seek their blessings for a blissful married life. This festival holds a lot of relevance for the population residing in the northern parts of the country, namely Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, and Jharkhand. This Hariyali Teej 2022 festival is one among the three; however, the other two, that is, Kajari Teej and Hartalika Teej, are also celebrated in the months of Bhadrapada and Shravan.

Significance of Haryali Teej Puja

The word “Haryali” in Hindi refers to the color green. It is for this reason that the name of this festival signifies the lush greenery of the Earth during the months of monsoon in India. This festival is celebrated to commemorate the reunion of Lord Shiva with his beloved wife, Goddess Parvati. On the occasion of this holy festival, women make offerings of belpatra, flowers, fruits, and turmeric-coated rice to Goddess Parvati. They try to seek the blessings of the goddess to ensure the safety and well-being of their husbands. This festival is extremely important for married women as they pray for happiness and prosperity in their married life. 

Hariyali Teej Puja Vidhi

The vrat or fast observed on this day are believed to be extremely tough. The rituals have to be performed with utmost care to seek the blessings of both Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. So, we have compiled a list of the complete puja vidhi for this day below:
Women are supposed to get up early on this day, preferably during the pious Brahma Muhurat, i.e., two hours before the sun rises.

  • Take a bath and adorn green-colored clothes for performing the puja.
  • Clean the puja room and chowki with holy water.
  • Place a clean red or white cloth on the chowki.
  • Use organic clay to make the idols of Goddess Parvati, Lord Shiva, and their son, Lord Ganesha. If this is not possible, one can even use the metal idols of the Gods.
  • Place the idols on the chowki with the utmost respect.
  • Light a ghee or oil lamp to the right of the chowki.
  • Begin an invocation of Lord Ganesha to begin the puja.
  • Put akshat on the Shiv linga or the idol of the God and place a copper kalash in front of it with Kalava spun around the kalash.
  • Put betel nut, kumkum, haldi and Ganga jal on the kalash.
  • Use mango leaves in a way that the ends of the leaves touch the water inside the kalash while the tip of the leaves remains exposed.
  • After that, place a coconut with husk on top of the kalash.
  • Take a Sankalp or vow to offer your prayers with sincerity.
  • Clean your hands and begin the puja by offering Ganga Jal to the idols.
  • Offer datura, Chandan, and white flowers to Lord Shiva while offering red flowers to the Goddess.
  • Make an offering of Suhaag samagri to the Goddess. This kit of solah shringaar contains sindoor, kumkum, mehendi, kajal, haldi, alta, bangles, red chunri, etc.
  • Offer Prashad or naivedhyam to the Gods.
  • Light an incense stick and begin reading the Hariyali Teej Katha.
  • Conclude the puja by performing the puja aarti.

Rituals Associated with Hariyali Teej Vrat

The celebrations of this day differ in different parts of the country; however, there are some rituals associated with this festival that are customarily performed. Here are the most important rituals of this day:

  • Devotees celebrate the joyous reunion of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati by performing the puja. Shanti mantra, as well as the Shama Mantra, are recited at the end of the puja to conclude the festivities.
  • Women dress up in traditional attires that are colored in green, especially married women. Day-long fasts are observed to seek the blessings of the gods on this auspicious day.
  • Henna or Mehendi is an important element of this day. Applying henna is considered shubh or lucky as per the traditions.
  • People listen to folk songs of Hariyali Teej 2022 on this day to add a unique charm to the festivities of this day.
  • Hearty vegetarian dishes are prepared following a Sattvic recipe. Ghevar, a special dessert from Rajasthan, is extremely popular on this day. This traditional dish is especially popular during this season of monsoon and Savan Teej. Married women eat it to break their fast. Other delectable delicacies associated with this day are- malpua, laddoo, halwa, and kheer.

Astrological Significance of Haryali Teej

As per the scriptures, this day is supposed to usher in good health and happiness into the life of the devotees. Married women keep this fast to seek wellness and health for their spouse, while unmarried women seek the blessings of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati to get a husband that loves them as much as Lord Shiva loved his wife. Celebrated on the third day of the Bhadrapada Shukla Paksha, women observe a nirjala vrat or fast without drinking water to seek long lives for their husbands. The Teej meaning becomes even more significant as astrologically it was during this nakshatra that Lord Shiva married Goddess Parvati and established balance and order in the world.       

Importance of the Color Green

The color green stands for prosperity in our scriptures. It is the color of nature and its abundant gifts. “Hariyali” refers to the greenery that surrounds us during the monsoons. Green is also a color that is associated deeply with marriage. Since the color green holds such great importance on this day, women dress up in green-colored attires, especially a saree. Adorning green bangles and applying fresh henna designs on their palms, women pray and observe a fast the entire day. Even though this festival is so important for married women, single women also pray for a suitable husband on this day. They desire a husband that is in the likeliness of Lord Shiva.

Legends Associated with Haryali Teej

According to the legends associated with this day, Devi Parvati was the reincarnation of Lord Shiva’s first wife, Goddess Sati. She stumbled upon the meditating figure of Lord Shiva and fell in love with him. However, being an ascetic and drowning in grief over the traumatic death of Sati, Lord Shiva did not want to do anything with worldly relationships. In order to appease him, Goddess Parvati decided to observe rigorous penance in the Himalayas. She prayed for many years, and finally, Lord Shiva recognized her devotion towards him. They got married after Lord Shiva realized his love for her, and since then, Goddess Parvati has been worshipped as “Teej Mata” or “Hartalika Mata.” This day thus marks the occasion of their wedding and is celebrated by women across the northern parts of the country.

Marriage is a beautiful relationship, and this festival depicts the unwavering devotion married women have towards this relationship. They observe rigorous fasts to seek a happily married life, showcasing their selfless desire for the long life, health, and happiness of their husbands.

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