How to Celeberate Teej / तीज कैसे मनाये
Rituals and Celeberation :
On the day of Hartalika Teej, women wake up early in the morning, take bath and wear new clothes and adorn the best jewellery. In some regions, solah shringar (16 elements) is prevalent among women. Then they proceed to visit temples for the early morning puja. While doing the puja, they have to light a mud diya, which should be kept lit all night long. They also observe a Nirjala (without water) Vrat so as to be blessed by Goddess Parvati. Women decorate Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva's clay idols and in the evening, they get together to sing traditional Teej songs and swing on beautifully decorated swings in the garden.
On this day, women receive gifts from their parents, parents-in-law, which generally consists of traditional laheria dress, bangles, henna, sindoor and sweets like ghewar. These gifts are collectively known as Shrinjhara or Sindhare.
Hartalika Teej 2017: Prasad and Bhog :
Although women observe fast on this day and restrict themselves from food and water for about 24 hours, but they offer fresh fruits, sweets like ghewar and pedas, and suhaag (sindoor, mangal sutra, etc) items that are relevant for married ladies to Goddess Parvati.
Hartalika Teej 2017: Mahurat Timings :
Pratahkal Hartalika Pooja Mahurat- 06:22 am to 08:54 am.
Pradoshkal Hartalika Pooja Mahurat- 19:00 pm to 20:27 pm.