Looking for when is Hartalika (हरतालिका) in 2016?
If yes, you have come to the right place. Hartalika (हरतालिका) in 2016 will be observed on Sunday, 4th September.
As per Hindu calendar, Hartalika (हरतालिका) Teej is observed on 3rd day of Bhadrapada or Bhaadra month.
Hartalika (हरतालिका) is a fasting festival for Hindu women (married or unmarried), celebrated for marital bliss and the well being of their husbands. The Bhadrapada or Bhaadra month marks the beginning of monsoon i.e. the rainy season in India. Hartalika (हरतालिका) is the celebration of growth and prosperity. It is a celebration of the renewal of the earth after a very hot and dry summer.
Hartalika (हरतालिका) is usually observed in the month of August or September. However, Hartalika (हरतालिका) in 2016 will be observed on Sunday, 4th September. On this occasion women worship Goddess Parvati (wife of Lord Shiva) and they fast for the long life of their husband. It is believed that Devi Parvati underwent a penance and prayed continuously to show her devotion towards Lord Shiva and it was after 108 births and rebirths that he accepted her as his wife. Married women seek her blessings by honoring Devi Parvati and unmarried women imbibed by her spirit to be blessed by a husband like Lord Shiva.