Hariyali Teej 2023: Know Shubh Muhurat, Puja Samagri and Rituals

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hariyali Teej

The anticipated moment of the year is upon us. Annually, Hariyali Teej is commemorated with great splendor throughout the nation. The festivity, honoring the union of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, unites devotees from across the land to partake in its observance. Among India’s major festivals, Hariyali Teej is observed by women in families who worship the deities to seek conjugal happiness and marital joy. Prayers for the well-being and longevity of husbands and children also hold a significant place in this heartfelt tradition. 

 

Shubh Muhurat: 

Get ready to immerse yourself in the enchanting festivities of Hariyali Teej, scheduled to grace us on August 19th. As the clock strikes 8:01 PM on August 18th, the auspicious Tritiya Tithi will commence its presence, continuing its divine embrace until 10:19 PM on August 19th.

 

Puja Samagri

  • Women in northern India, especially in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, and Jharkhand, celebrate it.
  • Puja Essentials for Lord Shiva:

    • Betel leaves
    • Datura leaves
    • Banana leaves
    • Fresh white cloth
    • Chandan (sandalwood paste)
    • Gangajal (holy water from the Ganges)
  • Puja Essentials for Goddess Parvati:

    • Bangles
    • Sindoor (vermilion)
    • Toe rings
    • Bindi
    • Mehendi (henna)
    • Alta (red dye)
    • Kumkum (vermilion powder)
    • Comb
    • Jewellery
    • Flowers
  • Ritualistic Offerings:

    • Curd
    • Milk
    • Sugar
    • Honey
    • Paan (betel leaf preparation)
    • Supari (betel nut)
    • Incense sticks
    • Lamp (diya)
    • Fruits

The celebration of Hariyali Teej comes alive through these integral elements, symbolizing devotion and unity. Women gather to pay homage to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, embracing these offerings and essentials that deepen the spiritual connection during this auspicious occasion.

Hariyali Teej Rituals

  • Married Women’s Tradition:

    • On Hariyali Teej, married women follow a cherished tradition.
    • They visit their parents’ home to celebrate the occasion.
  • Traditional Attire and Swings:

    • Women adorn themselves in new attire, often wearing green saris and bangles.
    • Swings are prepared, where women gather to sing Teej songs.
  • Sindhara Ritual:

    • A significant aspect is the Sindhara ritual.
    • Parents of married women prepare a ‘Sindhara’ – a bucket of gifts.
    • Sindhara includes homemade sweets, henna, and bangles.
    • It is sent to the daughter and her in-laws, symbolizing blessings and affection.
  • Singhara Teej Significance:

    • This practice has led to Hariyali Teej being known as Sindhara Teej.
    • The custom reinforces family bonds and traditions.

This amalgamation of rituals and practices enhances the vibrancy of Hariyali Teej, underscoring the cultural richness and the significance of family connections.