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Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Teej Festival 2018
Teej is a yearly celebration that marks the advent of Sawan or monsoons in India. It is also the "Festival of Swings" as women tie swings on the branches of tree and takes pleasures in swinging.
This festival is considered to be one one of the most important festivals for married women in India. The purpose of the celebration is for the holy union of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
When is the Festival Celebrated?
Teej is the third day after the new moon, and third day
after the full moon, every month. Throughout the monsoon season, these festivals
are celebrated on the third day of the bright half of the Hindu month of
Shravan, and on the third day of the waning and the waxing moons in the Hindu
month of Bhadrapad. This means that there are actually three Teej festivals
which are Haryali (Green) Teej, Kajari Teej, and Hartalika Teej.
is the Festival Celebrated?
is widely celebrated all over the nation; particularly, in the desert state of
Rajasthan. However, if you are visiting India for the first time to celebrate
Teej, Jaipur would be the best place to experience it. As the festival is the
grandest and most renowned during Haryali Teej.
For kajari Teej celebrations, you can head to Bundi
in Rajasthan. Teej festival fairs features
handicrafts, and Rajasthani cultural performances.