Teej is a widely celebrated festival in honour of Goddess Parvati reuniting with Lord Shiva. Teej date which falls during the holy month of Shravan on Shukla Paksha Tritiya is known as Hariyali Teej. This year, Hariyali Teej 2018 date falls on August 13 i.e. Monday with women observing the auspicious fast, Hariyali Teej Vrat following the muhurat timings and Puja Vidhi. According to the Hindu mythology, Goddess Parvati finally reunited with Lord Shiva in her 108th birth after observing rigid fasts and rituals. Please at seeing her devotion, Mahadev accepted Mata Parvati as his consort. Married women or newly-married ones and even single girls listen to Hariyali Teej Vrat Katha in Hindi to seek blessings for successful married life.
Hariyali Teej is primarily celebrated by women wishing for the long life of their husband and love in their relationships. It is one of the most significant festivals in North India especially in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. The festival is held in the remembrance of Goddess Parvati and her iron-willed devotion to please Lord Shiva and marry him eventually. She is also known as the Teej Mata. Hariyali Teej is also known as Chhoti Teej and Shravana Teej and usually falls two days before Nag Panchami in the Hindu month of Shravan.
Hariyali Teej Vrat Katha:
The famous story of Mata Sati immolating herself and breathing her last, a shattered Mahadeva went into a deep meditation. Mata Sati reincarnated as Parvati and was born as Parvat Raj’s daughter, and the first word that she uttered was ‘Shiva.’ She had a keen desire to marry Lord Shiva as she grew up to be a beautiful maiden.