Women’s Festival Teej detail how to celebrate Teej Festival in Nepal

Haritalika Teej in Nepal with celebrations history of Teej festival in Nepal

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Women’s Festival Teej detail how to celebrate Teej Festival in Nepal

Teej festival is the largest celebration of Hindu women in Nepal
An article about Nepal women’s festival Teej celebration in Nepal introduce the importance and history of Teej festival in Nepal. it is useful for students to write an essay on teej festival in Nepali too. Teej is an important and unique festival, celebrated with pomp and grandeur by Nepali Hindu women, all over the country.
Teej Festival in Nepal is celebrated every year between August and September, based on the Nepalese calendar. On this day, women are said to fast for the entire day, without having drop of water and worship Lord Shiva to seek long life for her husband and prosperity for the family.

How Teej in Nepal is celebrated at home?

Day one ” Dar Khane”
The festival’s first day is known as ‘Dar Khane Din’. Women on this day, assemble at a specified place wearing their finest attire. They sing devotional songs and dance. There also is held a grand feast that is hosted by the men-folk. Women on this day embellish themselves with ‘Sorha Singaar’. They also attend invitations given by their brothers.
Food served is abundant and rich. Women are able to have full freedom to express themselves, be it their sorrow, pain or happiness through their songs and dance. The event continues until midnight, after which 24 hour fast begins.

Hartalika Teej popular cultural festival in Nepal

Day Two “Hartalika Teej Vrat “
This is the day of fasting, with some women not even taking single drop of water. Others may take fruit and liquids. Both unmarried and married women observe this fasting ritual with a traditional belief of their family and husband being blessed with prosperity, longevity and happiness.
They also visit the nearby Shiva temple and dance and sing on the way. The highest devotee number on this day is recorded by the famous ‘Pashupatinath Temple’. Women circumambulate the lingam of Lord Shiva and offer their prayers with coins, sweets and flowers.

The religious ceremony or the main puja takes place by offering fruits, flowers, etc. to Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva, seeking blessings for the family and husband. The oil lamp needs to be alight all through the night. According to traditional belief, the light emerging from the oil lamp will protect the husband and also bring prosperity and peace to the family.

Day Three ” Rishi Panchami”
‘Rishi Panchami’ is celebrated on the 3rd day. On completion of the puja on the previous day, women pay their homage to 7 sages or saints, offer flowers and prayers to the different deities and bathe it with red mud available on the roots of sacred datiwan bush with its leaves. It is considered to be a purification act that ends the Teej festival. It signifies purification of the mind and body and doing away with sins committed in the past.

Tourists can celebrate Teej Festival in Nepal and enjoy their stay here. I think now you are clear about history, tradition and rituals facts on the Teej festival celebrated in Nepal. Hartalika Teej is an annual women’s festival celebration in Nepal.
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