Teej Festival 2014 at Jaipur on 30th, 31st July 2014

Hariyali Teej  or Sawan Teej or Teej Festival 2014 is celebrated in Jaipur on 30-31st July 2014. Hariyali Teej is a festival celebrated in the north Indian states of India mainly Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana. This festival is celebrated on the third day of Shukla paksha in the Shravan month. It is also known as Madhusrava tritiya and Choti Teej.  Hariyali Teej is also known as Chhoti Teej and Shravana Teej. Kajari Teej which comes fifteen days after Hariyali Teej is known as Badi Teej.
Hariyali Teej History: According to legend Goddess Parvathi was reborn and did several years of stringent fasting to prove her dedication to Lord Shiva. After hundred years of strict fasting and austerity lord Shiva accepted her as his wife. It is said that whosoever invokes and worship Gowri known as teej mata on this day, will get divine blessings of Mother.  Married women and young girls celebrate the festival with great zeal and earnest devotion. On this day married women return to their parents’ home and receive gifts from their in laws which is called "Shinjhara’ which includes clothes, ornaments, beauty products, mehndi, sweets etc. Both married and unmarried women dress up in traditional green attires and wear ornaments and green bangles made of glass. Is also a common custom to apply mehandi or Alta on the hands and feet. Women and unmarried girls keep fast for long and healthy life of their husband.  
हरयाली तीज ( 30th July 2014) की हार्दिक शुभकामनायेँ ....