Ranchi, Jharkhand | September | 04,
Lensman :: Ratan Lal
Hartalika Teej is observed on September 4 and this auspicious festival holds a special significance for the married couple. On this auspicious day, the majority of woman observe rigorous fast and it is said that womanhood powers are given a divine touch by God and Goddess. We all know, that the bond of marriage does not work without a perfect balance, trust, and understanding each other needs. In India, female enhances the beauty of marriage. Hartalika has been derived from two words ‘Harat’ and ‘Alika’, whereas Teej means the third day.
Therefore, this Teej is celebrated on the third day of Shukla Paksha that is the bright fortnight in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada according to Hindu calendar. Hartalika Teej is mostly observed in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and Maharashtra. Married women and maidens both observe Hartalika Teej and celebrate the divine bond between Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.