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If yes, you have come to the right place. Hartalika Teej in 2015 will be observed on Wednesday, 16th September.
Hartalika Teej Vrat is observed during Shukla Paksha Tritiya of Bhadrapada month. On this day, makeshift statues of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are made with the sand and worshipped for marital bliss and progeny.
Hartalika Teej is a fasting festival for Hindu women (married or unmarried), celebrated for marital bliss and the well being of their husbands. The Shravan month marks the beginning of monsoon i.e. the rainy season in India. The word “Hariyali” means “greenery” that is a symbol of growth and prosperity. Thus, Hartalika Teej is the celebration on this greenery and growth. It is a celebration of the renewal of the earth after a very hot and dry summer.
Hartalika Teej is usually observed in the month of July or August and sometimes in the month of September as well. However, Hartalika Teej in 2015 will be observed on Wednesday, 16th 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.