Hartalika Teej is a significant Hindu festival celebrated primarily women in India, particularly in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, and some parts of Nepal. This auspicious festival usually takes place in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada, which falls between August and September in the Gregorian calendar.
On Hartalika Teej 2023, women across these regions will come together to celebrate with great enthusiasm and devotion. The festival is dedicated to worshipping Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. One of the main rituals observed on this day is a day-long fast, as a mark of devotion to the divine couple. Women abstain from food and water throughout the day and break their fast only after performing evening rituals and prayers.
During Hartalika Teej, women gather at temples or their homes to offer special prayers to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. They present offerings such as flowers, fruits, and traditional items as a symbol of reverence. Swings play a significant role in the celebration, especially for young girls. Women and girls decorate swings with flowers and leaves, and it becomes a joyous activity during the festivities.
Traditional attire adds vibrant colors to the occasion. Women and girls dress in colorful sarees, adorn their foreheads with decorative bindis, and apply sindoor (vermillion). They also enhance the beauty of their hands with intricate henna designs (mehndi) and traditional jewelry.
To spread the joy and love of the festival, here are some heartfelt wishes you can share with your loved ones on Happy Hartalika Teej:
– “May your Hartalika Teej be full of colors and brightness, happiness, and smiles. Wishing you a very Happy Hartalika Teej.”
– “On this Hartalika Teej, I pray for your eternal happiness, good health, and great success in life. Wishing you the best of everything on Hartalika Teej.”
– “May happiness and companionship flourish in your life, just like the beauty of Lord Shiva and Parvati’s love. Happy Hartalika Teej!”
– “Spend the day with family and friends, and pray for their well-being on this joyous occasion. Happy Hartalika Teej!”
– “May all your heart desires be fulfilled. Happy Hartalika Teej!”
– “Sending my best wishes for this holy day. May your married life always remain happy, peaceful, and loving.”
Hartalika Teej 2023 is a celebration of love, devotion, and traditions. It holds tremendous significance for women in India and serves as a reminder of the divine love between Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Let us come together to embrace the spirit of the festival and rejoice in the blessings it brings.
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