The Teej festival is a chief festival for married women in North India, such as Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana. Rajasthan is the motherland of the festival and Jaipur the biggest Teej celebrate city in all over country. The festival is not only celebrated in India but also in other Asian countries. The festival is obvious of women who pray to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati they give their blessings for marital harmony.
People is believed the name of the festival come from a small red insect called ‘Teej’ that come out of earth during the monsoon season and second mythology according to Hindu religion people that on this day , Parvati came to the Shiva’s abode marking the union of the husband and wife. The festival is also example sacrifice the wife of her husband to win mind and heart and other many mythology of the festival.
The festival is celebrated in July or August annually in Indian’s monsoon season, it take place on the third day of the Shukla Paksha of the Sawaan month of the Hindu calendar. The monsoon festivals of Teej include Haryali Teej, Kajari Teej and Hartalika Teej.
The festival is marked by colorful celebration women dress up in their premium clothes and jewelry to worship the Goddess Parvati. They also get their hands decorated with henna (Myrtle), especially by the womenfolk, who enjoy swing rides, song and dance. A special sweet called ‘GHEWAR’ is prepared and distributed as Prasad or divine offering.
The festival is very important for the two ways
First Way is the festival is for married women that shows the love and devotion toward her husband, the festival is symbolized by the union of Shiva and Parvati.
Second Way is that India is a grain producing country so monsoon is most important for our country after the monsoon people take a break from the sweltering heat and enjoy the swing of the monsoon and married women return her home in the month.