Hartalika Teej 2023: If you are celebrating Hartalika Teej for the first time, then how to prepare like this..
Hartalika Teej 2023: Hartalika Teej is celebrated on the Tritiya Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month. This is a fast of the Hindu religion which is observed not only by married women but also by unmarried girls who wish to find a good groom. It is also commonly called Teej or Teeja. This time the fast of Hartalika Teej will be observed on 18th September.
In this fast, Mahadev Ji and Mother Gauri Parvati are worshipped. Women observe fast throughout the day do full makeup at night and worship Lord Shiva and Parvati.
What is the meaning of Hartalika?
When Mother Parvati came to know that her father had fixed her marriage with Lord Vishnu, she became extremely sad. Seeing her sadness, a friend of Parvati Ji asked her the reason for her sadness. Parvati ji narrated her plight that she worships Lord Shiva with a true heart and cannot even think of anyone other than him as her husband. Then her friend convinced her not to lose courage and go with them. After convincing Parvati ji in this way, her friend took her to a penance place in the forest, where even her father could not reach her. There Parvati ji started doing rigorous penance for Lord Shiva. As a result, Lord Shiva appeared to him and said yes to marrying him as per Parvati's wish. After this Parvati ji broke her fast and performed Parana the next morning. This day was on the Tritiya Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month.
The word Hartalika means that Parvati ji's friend had taken her to Har, which means she had kidnapped her, hence Har, and Table mean friends.
How to celebrate Hartalika Teej
Remain waterless and foodless for 24 hours.
Apply henna on your hands a day before.
Make idols of Lord Shiva, Mother Parvati, and Lord Ganesha from clay.
Make a pavilion of banana leaves.
In the evening, wear new clothes and do some makeup.
Light a lamp and incense sticks in front of the idol.
Offer fruits, flowers, sweets, garlands, Durva, Belpatra, and Shamipatra.
Offer makeup items like bangles, bindi, alta, nail polish, lipstick, red clothes, etc. to Goddess Parvati.
Listen and recite the Hartalika Teej fast story.
After this, perform the aarti of Lord Ganesha, Shiva, and Parvati.
Pass the next day.
Do observe this fast for the longevity of your husband and to find a good groom.
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