Teej festival is observed by women for their husband's long live and good health. Hariyali teej falls on Shukla Paksha Tritiya in Shravana month and usually falls two days before Nag Panchami. Hariyali Teej is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Hariyali Teej falls during Sawan month which is the holy month to observe various fasts devoted to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
This year Hariyali Teej will be celebrated on 26th July.
It is celebrated with much fanfare by women in North Indian states, especially in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. There are three famous Teej(s) which are celebrated by women during Sawan and Bhadrapada months are -
1. Hariyali Teej
2. Kajari Teej
3. Hartalika Teej
Hariyali Teej 2017 timing :
Tritiya Tithi Begins = 09:57 on 25/Jul/2017Tritiya Tithi Ends = 08:08 on 26/Jul/2017
History of Teej:
According to Hindu legend, Teej celebrates Lord Shiva's acceptance of Devi Parvati as his wife after her dedication towards him. Legend has it that she prayed continuously and took 108 rebirths, finally to be wedded to the mighty Shiva. The festival therefore stands for the union of Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati.