Shravani Teej or Hariyali Teej is celebrated on the third day of Shukla paksha in the Shravan month.It is also famous as Chhoti Teej and Madhusrava tritiya. This festival is mainly celebrated by women in which everything can be seen full of life because of the Shravan month.Due to rainy season all greenery flourish during this period,thats why this festival is also known as Hariyali Teej.
Teej FastWomen fast on this day.Unmarried girls fast in order to get a good husband in the future.Married woman fast for their husband and a happy married life.This festival is known as Hariyali Teej in the eastern part of the country. Nature can be seen flourishing during this period.On this occasion,swings are tied on different trees, terraces etc and women can be seen enjoying while singing folk songs.Many fairs are also organised on the occasion of Hariyali Teej.
Teej Fast Mythological Story
The Teej in the Shravan month is of great religious importance. According to a legend, Parvati kept fasts during this period to impress Lord Shiva.These fasts helped Godess Parvati in marrying Lord Shiva.It is also believed that on this day, Parvati completed hundred years of her austerities.
Hence, women celebrate this day for a happy married life.Women worship Goddess Parvati on this day.Both married and unmarried women can fast on this day.It is celebrated as Kajli Teej in Eastern Uttar Pradesh,Banaras, Gorakhpur, Jaunpur, Sultanpur etc.Women enjoy on swings and sing folk songs on this day.
On this occasion, a newly married woman is called back to her home on her first Teej.Newly Married woman receive Sindhara from their in laws which includes clothes,ornaments,beauty products,mehndi,sweets etc.In Northern India brother bring gifts to his sisters home (known as Kothali in Hariyana)