Like other Indian celebrations, this celebration too has an interesting story behind it. Along these lines, let us comprehend the tale of teej or, as they regularly call it – “Teej Vrat Ki Katha”. Hartalika comes from ‘Harat’, which implies kidnapping and ‘Aalika’, which means a female companion. As indicated by a mystical legend, Goddess Parvati performed extreme severity along the stream Ganga banks. She did this to have Lord Shiva as her better half. Be that as it may, being a plain, Lord Shiva didn’t think about her. Her dad, Himalaya, was worried about seeing her in this condition. In this way, at Maharishi Narad’s recommendation, he guaranteed her hand in union with Lord Vishnu.
Goddess Parvati told her companion about this, who chose to kidnap her to save her from this marriage. Goddess Parvati was taken to a thick woodland where she performed compensation and inundated herself in the love of Lord Shiva for a long time. At long last, Lord Shiva took notice of her commitment. He showed up before her in his heavenly structure and consented to wed her. From that second onwards, Goddess Parvati has been revered as Hartalika, and Hartalika Teej is seen in the memory of her commitment and compensation.
Hartalika Teej is quite possibly the most favourable celebrations of the Hindus. It is tremendously mainstream in Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, while in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, it is acclaimed as Gowri Habba. Hartalika Teej is commended during Shukla Paksha Tritiya of Bhadrapada month. This year it will be praised on September 1.
In this celebration, ladies spruce up in new garments, perform pooja, notice quickly on this day for marital bliss. As per Hindu folklore, the goddess Sati needed to wed Lord Shiva. To make her desire materialize, she undertook thorough retribution in the Himalayas. Ruler Shiva was profoundly moved by it and hitched her. Subsequently, Hartalika Teej is praised by ladies to quick for their spouses. In Teej Vrat, wedded and unmarried ladies notice quickly for a quiet, hitched life and a caring spouse individually.
A few ladies even notice Nirjala Vrata (fasting without water). While ladies observe Haryali Teej and Kajari Teej by visiting their parents’ home, they return to their parents in law for the Hartalika Teej festivity. Ladies get up promptly in the first part of the day upon the arrival of Hartalika Teej. They wear new garments, decorate the best gems and get different gifts from their folks and parents in law. Hartalika Teej celebration is commended as Gowri Habba in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Then again, in Maharashtra, ladies direct Hartalika Puja and notice Teej Vrat also. They wear green garments, brilliant bindis and green bangles too. Much the same as any remaining celebrations, the Teej celebration unites individuals and spreads the message of adoration. It is quite possibly the most anticipated celebrations while the significance of Teej is understood and followed by ladies all over India.
Married ladies see the celebration. The ladies keep ‘Nishivasar Nirjala Vrat’ and are broken uniquely on the following day. They wear sarees, apply mehndi on their palms and feet and quick the entire day. Teej Vrat is seen during the Shukla Paksha Tritiya or the third day of the waxing moon of the Hindu month of Bhadrapad. The word Hartalika comes from the words “Harat” and “Aalika”, which signifies “grabbing of a lady companion”, the reference of which comes from a fanciful story connected to the day. India is known to be a place where there are immense varieties, interesting societies and different conventions.
A portion of these celebrations and conventions have gone on for ages and keep on existing in any event, during present times. Hartalika Teej is one such celebration that is broadly celebrated, particularly in the Northern conditions of India. This teej celebration is an all-ladies festivity where hitched and unmarried ladies look for Goddess Parvati’s gifts. It is praised in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada on the Tritiya or the third day of the Shukla paksha (disappearing period of the moon). Hartalika Teej is one of the three teej celebrations praised during this period, the other two being Hariyali Teej and Kajari Teej.
Time to Celebrate
The teej celebration is praised each year in the long stretch of July-August. Hitched and unmarried ladies praise this celebration by asking and noticing teej vrat or fasting. Hartalika Teej is like another famous customary celebration – Karva Chauth.