Looking for when is Hartalika (हरतालिका) in 2017?
If yes, you have come to the right place. Hartalika (हरतालिका) in 2017 will be observed on Thursday, 24th August.
As per Hindu calendar, Hartalika (हरतालिका) is observed on the 3rd day of Bhadrapada or Bhadra 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 Bhadra 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 2017 will be observed on Thursday, 24th August. 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.