Thursday, 20 September 2012

Significance Of Hartalika Teej Vrat

The importance of Hartalika Teej is very huge for the Hindu women. It is celebrated in numerous places such as Bihar, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and even in Maharashtra with loads of belief and faith. Women basically dedicate this puja to Goddess Parvati to protect their husbands from any negative energy and evil power. Normally this puja is one day affair, where women keeps a long day complete fast, but in some parts it also get celebrated for almost three days.

It has been believed that any unmarried girl is keeping a fast and performing this puja with full faith will get a life partner as of the Lord Shiva, whereas married women do it for the wellbeing of her husband. As per the mythological tale, it has been said that when Goddess Paravati didn’t have any attention from Lord Shiva, she did very difficult austerities in the Himalaya for several years and after seeing the dedication and love of Paravati, Lord Shiva agreed to marry her. From that period of time this Hartalika Vrat is celebrated to seek the blessings of goddess Parvati.

On this auspicious day, women keep Nirjala Vrat for entire day and wear new cloths, bangles, jewelries and puts mehandi on their hand. In 2012, this festival is falling on 18th September. 

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