5 Unheard Rituals That Make Teej As Beautiful As Karva Chauth

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5 Unheard Rituals That Make Teej As Beautiful As Karva Chauth

The first time I heard about Teej was when a colleague with gorgeous mehendi on her hands declared she was going to take an off the following day for Hariyali Teej. She excitedly spoke about how she will get to wear the prettiest traditional clothes and play dress up.

Curious, I asked her what Teej was all about. Courteous and culturally rich as she was, she began to explain the beautiful festival of Teej which is celebrated in the saawan or monsoon season.

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Here are a few remarkable things my friend told me about Teej.

#1. Fasting for husbands

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Teej signifies the unification of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and holds more significance for the married women. Just like Karva Chauth, married women fast for the long life of their husbands in Teej.

#2. Seek blessings from Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati

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Married couples visit Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and pray for a harmonious married life and a blissful and loving relationship just like Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

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#3. Swings and folk songs

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In villages, married as well as unmarried women sing folk songs and indulge in the beautiful monsoon weather.

#4. Sindhara for the women who fast

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Just like Karva Chauth, on this auspicious festival, married women fast for the long life of their husband. Parents of married women send a basket known as Sindhara to their daughters. The basket contains mehendi, bangles, ghevar and fruits.

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#5. Complete solah shringar

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Just like married women get dressed on Karva Chauth, even on Teej, married women apply mehendi on their hands and do the solah shringar for their husbands and offer prayers in the evening before breaking the fast.

Mehendi is undoubtedly an important part of Teej and if you are all set to celebrate Teej, here are a few mehendi designs you can try.

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So ladies, if you are celebrating Teej this year, then proudly share these beautiful rituals with your family and friends. And, if we have missed out on any ritual, so let us know in the comments below.

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