Hariyali Teej 2020: The festival of happiness, prosperity, togetherness and all things nice and bright is being celebrated today.Yes, it's Hariyali Teej! The auspicious month of Sawan brings with it several festivals and Hariyali Tee is one of them. Women in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand celebrate Hariyali Teej with great cheer. New clothes, colourful bangles, mehendi, songs, jhulas (swings) and of course food are must for Hariyali Teej.
In some states Hariyali Teej is also called the Sawan Teej as it takes place during the monsoon season. 'Hariyali' or greenery, signifies the time when farmers across India sow their crops.
Hariyali Teej Tithi
The Tritiya tithi began at 7:22 PM on July 22.
The tithi will end at 5:03 PM on July 23.
Here's a look at Hariyali Teej wishes on Twitter:
Wish you a very #Happy_teej. May Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati bless the swing of joy, fill your heart with love, peace, happiness, divinity, with good health.#HariyaliTeej#हरियाली_तीजpic.twitter.com/Q1O88LSNPX— महादेव सिंह खण्ङेला Mahadeo Singh Khandla (@MahadevKhandela) July 23, 2020
Happy Teej with love, peace, prosperity, happiness and good health and wealth. Happy Hariyali Teej!— Dr. Shobhika Tyagi (@shobhikatyagi) July 23, 2020
Good Morning pic.twitter.com/x6mKLWfcGG
Hariyali Teej Wishes
- "May the magic of Teej brings happiness in your life and give you joy."
- "May Goddess Parvati bless you and your partner with a long and happy married life. Happy Hariyali Teej!
- "May Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati bless you with health and prosperity and protect you from the evil. Happy Hariyali Teej!
Celebration of Hariyali Teej
Traditionally, the festival of Hariyali Teej is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, who is often called the Teej Mata. On the day of Hariyali Teej, women dress beautifully in green sari and and wear green bangles, which is said to be the colour of the festival. In some parts of India, they also get together and listen to katha or folklore of Shiva and Parvati.
There are two other Teej festivals celebrated in Sawan apart from the Haryali Teej. They are Kajari Teej and Hartalika Teej.
In Punjab, Teej is known as Teeyan. Women apply mehendi on their hands, wear new clothes, bangles, dance and sing special Teej songs in groups.
In Haryana, Teej is celebrated to welcome the rainy season. Women pray for the well-being and long life of their family members. Traditionally, gifts are also exchanged between families and married women visit their parents house. They receive Sindhara, a basket of gifts with home-made sweets and bangles from their parents.
Traditional Hariyali Teej food:
Like every Indian festival, Teej too is popular for traditional items like ghevar, a honeycomb like dessert topped with cream and dry fruits and kheer. Other popular sweets offered during Teej are balushahi, shakkar para, and jalebi. Happy Hariyali Teej 2020!