Name of Festival : Teej Festival
Major Territory of Celebration
Teej Festival is one of the most widely celebrated festivals of Rajasthan.This Festival is celebrated in Rajasthan, Gujarat & Chandigarh area of India.
Time of celebration (Months)
This festival is come in the month of August or Shrawan (July-August).
Worship in Festival
People worship the Godess Parvathi’s in this Festival
The significance of this festival is Monsoon celebrations coinciding with the commemoration of Godess Parvathi’s union with Lord Shiva.Godess Parvathi’s is a symbol of an ideal marriage. People believed that invocation of Parvati’s blessings on this day results in continued marital bliss.
On this festival Women perform traditional folk dance dressed in green colored clothes and sing beautiful Teej songs.Women and young girls wear their best clothes and adorn themselves with fine jewelry. They decorate their hands and feet with henna in delicate designs. According to Hindu mythology,it belief is that darker the henna the more a man loves his woman.The images of Parvati or Teej Mata are bedecked in new clothes and jewellery and worshipped.
All over Rajasthan, swings are hung from trees and decorated with fragrant flowers. Women both married and unmarried love to swing on these swings to celebrate the ‘sawan festival’. Teej is also known as festival of swings and rains.Parents of married girls send gifts, dress, henna, lac bangles sweets and clothes to their daughter’s home.
According to Hindu mythology, on the 3rd day (teej) after the new moon in the month of Shravan Goddess Parvati went to the house of lord Shiva, her husband and was united with him. Rainy season on this day perk up the lively celebrations by several degrees. Festival is attended by thousands of people from not Rajasthan but also many parts of India.