Hariyali Teej celebration usually begins in the holy month of Shravan. This auspicious day is celebrated mainly in the northern states of the country. Every year the festival of Hariyali Teej is celebrated on Shukla Paksha Tritiya in the month of Shravan. This year the festival of Hariyali Teej will be celebrated in mid-August. Devotees dedicate this day to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati by observing fast throughout the month and especially on this day. Now, let us know about Hariyali Teej dates, rituals, and other important facts.
Haryali Teej date 2021
|Haryali Teej Date||11th August 2021 - Wednesday|
|Muhurat - Tritiya Tithi Begins:||06:05 PM on 10th Aug 2021|
|Muhurat - Tritiya Tithi Ends:||04:53 PM on 11th Aug 2021|
Puja Vidhi on Haryali Teej
Generally, elder women of the family keep a strict fast on Hariyali Tej. During this fasting rituals, ladies worship the Hindu deities and seek their blessings throughout the night. During this event, Lord Shankar and Maa Parvati’s idols are made from sand, together with Lord Ganesha, Parvati’s idols, Siddhi’s by combining Gangajal with pure soil. Women remember the deities and continue to adore them when constructing the idols. After starting the puja by offering water at the feet of Lord Shiva, women offer naivedya or bhog with incense sticks before reciting the vrat katha.
Thereafter, bhog and incense, women recite Hariyali Teej Vrat Katha and it is concluded by performing aarti. After the completion of the Hariyali Teej festival, the next morning after taking a bath and getting ready, the offerings should be made to the deities. The fasting person should end his fast by taking the food offered to the Lord. Following the puja vidhi, ladies recite devotional songs all night and offer bilva leaves, mango leaves, champak leaves, and kewra while performing the aarti.
Ingredients for Performing Puja Vidhi
- Idol or photo of the Goddess Parvati
- Oil and ghee
- Other ornaments (including bangles, mahur, conch, vermilion, henna, bindi,
- kumkum, comb are required)
- Bel leaves or banana leaves
- Datura, leaves of ankva tree, tulsi, shami leaves
- Holy thread
Haryali Teej Katha
According to ancient scriptures, that story revolves around Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati. Maa Parvati took birth 107 times on the earth to marry Lord Shiva but, she failed to do so. Therefore, she took birth for the 108th time in the house of the mountain king Himalaya and did severe penance to please Lord Shiva. During this severe penance, she spent days and gave up food and water but only survived chewing dry leaves. She did penance continuously, regardless of the weather. She worshipped him deep inside a cave in the forest, regardless of anyone. On the third Shukla of Bhadrapada, She made a Shivling out of the sand, and she pleased Lord Shiva.
After this, she told her father that ‘Father, I have spent a very large part of my life in the penance of Lord Shiva and now he had accepted her after being pleased with my penance. She had only one wish, to marry Lord Shiva. After some time, both got married with complete law and order. Then the Lord says, O Parvati! As a result of the fast that you had done by worshipping me on Bhadrapada Shukla Tritiya, we both got married. The importance of Hariyali Teej Vrat is that it gives desired results to every woman who observes this fast with full devotion. Lord Shiva told Parvati that whoever observes this fast with full devotion, will receive his blessings.
To enhance good fortune, devotees should fast on Hariyali Teej to please the deities. Generally, women observe this fast collectively. In many places, there is a stay awake at night on the occasion of Hariyali Teej. On this note, MyPandit family wishes you a very happy Hariyali Teej in advance. May you get your desires fulfilled with Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati’s blessings.