Hariyali Teej

Hariyali Teej, Hari Trithiya, Sindhara Teej, Madhusrava Trithiya, Chotti Teej, Shravan Teej

The Trithiya or the third day of the Sukla Paksh(waxing phase of the moon) of Shravan Month, Hariyali Teej is celebrated. Shravan Month is auspicious for devotees of both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. All the days in this month are auspicious and hence festivals falling in this month are special for the devotees.In different parts of the country it is known differently. It is also known as Hari Trithiya, Sindhara Teej  and Madhusrava Trithiya.

This festival is celebrated to mark the stating of the Monsson which brings Hariyali.Hariyali means green every where. It is with the advent of Monsoon that the whole nature becomes green and also marks the start of rain which would help the framers.It is  also observerd to please Goddess Parvati.

This is a festival specially for Women. Women married and unmarried observe a fast on this day. Married women fast for a happy and prosperous married life and unmarried women observe the fast for a good husband. It is believed that Goddess Parvathi used to fast on this day and this helped her to get a husband like Lord Shiva.

In North India women visit their parents place and would adorn themselves with anything in green like sarees, Bangles etc. It is a ritual in which women would prepare swings and would swing singing the Teej songs.The parents of the girl, would send sweets, Ghewar, Henna, Bangles etc to the girl at the in laws house. This is called as Sindhara and hence the name Sindhara Teej.

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