Teej Festivals 2022 | Jaipur Tour
The monsoon season in Rajasthan marks the arrival of various festivals to celebrate, especially for the womenfolk of Rajasthan.
Teej 2022 This festival, deep-rooted in the tradition and mythology of India. It is celebrated with much enthusiasm and joy across several states of India.
Particular importance to the women of Rajasthan, Teej celebrations are worth watching in North India, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Haryana, and Bihar too. The festival will fall between August and September this year, 2022.
How Teej is celebrated ?
Just like Gangaur, the women of Rajasthan wait for the whole year to celebrate the major festival of Teej. For the well-being of their marriage and family, women observe a day-long fast. They dress up in their best attires, apply beautiful mehndi or henna patterns on their hands and feet and then pray to Lord Shiva.
The royalty believes in celebrating the festivals with lovely Ghoomar dances, age-old rituals, and food. In the spirit of Teej festival 2022, today, we sought out the best Teej special foods that one could find in Jaipur, or for that matter, anywhere in Rajasthan.
Main Sweets during Teej
Mainly Ghevar, Mawa Malpua, Besan Satu, Kesari Jalebi, Rabri, etc., are prepared specially for the Teej festival.
Duration of Teej Festival
Teej is a three-day-long festivity. The first day is Sinjahara; Teej is the second day; Badi Teej is the third day. Sahara is marked by the Mehendi ritual among the married women and the would-be married girls. They customarily beautify their hands with Mehendi designs and receive gifts from their in-laws.
There are three kinds of Teej Festival:
- Haryali Teej
- Kajari Teej
- Hartalika Teej
Hariyali Teej is celebrated at the beginning of the Monsoon season. Hariyali means greenery, so Haryali Teej is associated with good harvest and prosperity. On this day, women dress up in green-colored clothes, and they worship the Moon, Lord Krishna, and Goddess Radha.
Kajari Teej is celebrated on the third day of the dark half (Krishna Paksha) of Shravan month in the Hindu calendar. On this day, women sing devotional songs and worship the neem tree. A memorable procession is also organized to worship the beautifully decorated idol of Goddess Parvati.
This form of Teej is the most critical Occasion during the entire Teej festival celebrations. Hartalika Teej lasts for three days, and women observe a fast on the second day called Nirjara Fast, meaning ‘fast without water. Hartalika Teej fast is observed with great devotion for Husbands’ long life and prosperity.
Planning for Rajasthan Tour in Monsoon
The Teej Festival in Rajasthan is a perfect place to visit. The fair will not only provide you with enough opportunity to have fun and frolic, but it will also be the right place to get close to the rich culture of the place.
Book your Rajasthan tour as soon as possible. Moreover, try to schedule your tour during the Teej Festival so that you get the opportunity to visit this fantastic fair.