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Hartalika Teej

Hartalika Teej: Devoted to Lord Shiva and Mighty goddess Parvati
Hartalika Teej is a festival dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. This festival portrays the immense love between mighty Shiva and Parvati. Lord Shiva blesses life with fortune and supreme bliss. Goddess Parvati is known to be a great wife to Lord Shiva. She glorifies life with good matrimonial and harmonious life. 

Significance of Hartalika Teej
Hartalika Teej is of great significance in Hindu cosmology. There are three primary Teej celebrated: Hariyali Teej, Kajari Teej, and Hartalika Teej. Hartalika is celebrated with great arrangements and in a pompous way, especially in the Northern states of India. This beautiful festival is celebrated on Shukla Paksha Tritiya of Bhadrapada maas or the month of the Hindu lunar calendar. There is a prominent legend linked with this beautiful festival. Once King Daksha, goddess Parvati's father wanted her to marry Lord Vishnu. Parvati doesn't want to marry Lord Vishnu so she hides in a dense and extremely thick forest. It is how she got out of this issue and later reunited with her love Lord Shiva. 
How to celebrate Hartalika Teej?
Hartalika Teej is celebrated by observing a dedicated fast to Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. Women wake up early and take a bath, preferably in any sacred river or water body. They dress up in beautiful attire wearing heavy jewellery. They then perform a sincere puja to please supreme godheads Shiva and Parvati. A special ritual linked with this festival is that statue of Lord Shiva and Parvati is carved using sand and later worshipped. Reciting the legend of Hartalika Teej is also a crucial step in the puja. After the execution of Hartalika Teej, those statues are immersed in sacred water. 
Benefits of celebrating Hartalika Teej
Here are a few notable boons of Hartalika Teej:

  • ● Hartalika Teej brings the blessings of Lord Shiva and supreme divinity Parvati.
  • ● It brings harmony and absolute abundance to life.
  • ● It eradicates all the adverse influences and catastrophic implications to one's life.
  • ● The festivity brings joy and immense bliss to devotees.
  • ● Hartalika Teej's celebration grants women with happy marital prospects.
  • ● It also blesses with a healthy progeny.
  • ● It brings harmony in families granting them immense stability.

Gain all the above advantages by a perfect celebration of Hartalika Teej. We will assist you by guiding you in the right tithis and rituals to practice this glorious festivity.