Hartalika Teej 2022: Here's how the festival is celebrated in Nepal

Published on Aug 27, 2022 02:10 PM IST
  • Hartalika Teej is a Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It is celebrated by married women a few days after Hariyali Teej and Kajari Teej, on the third day(Tritiya) of the Shukla Paksha.
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Hartalika Teej is predominantly celebrated in Nepal, Northern and Western India to welcome the monsoon season. Nepali Hindu women observe the festival by getting into their best traditional outfits (preferably red), fasting, singing folk songs, dancing and worshipping Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. This year Hartalika Teej will be falling on 30th August 2022. Here is how Nepalese women observe this festival.(Reuters)
Published on Aug 27, 2022 02:10 PM IST

Hartalika Teej is predominantly celebrated in Nepal, Northern and Western India to welcome the monsoon season. Nepali Hindu women observe the festival by getting into their best traditional outfits (preferably red), fasting, singing folk songs, dancing and worshipping Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. This year Hartalika Teej will be falling on 30th August 2022. Here is how Nepalese women observe this festival.(Reuters)

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The first day of Teej is known as 'Dar Khane Din' where women in bright red traditional attires assemble at one place and sing folk songs and dance. On this day, devotees prepare a special dish called 'dar' and enjoy a grand feast with friends and family.(Reuters)
Published on Aug 27, 2022 02:10 PM IST

The first day of Teej is known as 'Dar Khane Din' where women in bright red traditional attires assemble at one place and sing folk songs and dance. On this day, devotees prepare a special dish called 'dar' and enjoy a grand feast with friends and family.(Reuters)

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The second day is the fasting day. In Kathmandu, Nepal, women visit the Pashupatinath temple to worship Lord Mahadev. After seeking blessings from Lord Shiva, women break their fast with some fresh fruits and Kada Pani (crystallized sugar water).(AFP)
Published on Aug 27, 2022 02:10 PM IST

The second day is the fasting day. In Kathmandu, Nepal, women visit the Pashupatinath temple to worship Lord Mahadev. After seeking blessings from Lord Shiva, women break their fast with some fresh fruits and Kada Pani (crystallized sugar water).(AFP)

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Chathurthi is the day between Teej and Rishi Panchami. Nothing special takes place on this day. Women rise early, take bath, get on their clean clothes and worship Goddess Parvati, Lord Shiva's wife, before taking any food.(Reuters)
Published on Aug 27, 2022 02:10 PM IST

Chathurthi is the day between Teej and Rishi Panchami. Nothing special takes place on this day. Women rise early, take bath, get on their clean clothes and worship Goddess Parvati, Lord Shiva's wife, before taking any food.(Reuters)

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Rishi Panchami is the last day of Teej. On this day, women fast and perform puja to pay homage to the seven great sages. It is believed that observing the fast and performing the puja can relieve one from all sins of the past and present life.(Reuters)
Published on Aug 27, 2022 02:10 PM IST

Rishi Panchami is the last day of Teej. On this day, women fast and perform puja to pay homage to the seven great sages. It is believed that observing the fast and performing the puja can relieve one from all sins of the past and present life.(Reuters)

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More than five lakh people visit the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu Nepal every year during the festival of Teej and pray for happiness, prosperity and good health. A lot of devotees from India also travel to Nepal during this time to appease Lord Shiva.(AP)
Published on Aug 27, 2022 02:10 PM IST

More than five lakh people visit the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu Nepal every year during the festival of Teej and pray for happiness, prosperity and good health. A lot of devotees from India also travel to Nepal during this time to appease Lord Shiva.(AP)

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