The Teej festival is an important traditional festival which is observed by married women to celebrate the monsoons, on the third day of the Indian month of Shravan and the third days of the waning and waxing moon of the Indian month of Bhadrapada.

During this festival, women pray to Goddess Parvati and seek the wellness of their husband, children and themselves. This festival is dedicated to celebrating the holy union of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

How it is celebrated?

This festival is celebrated for three days in the month of Bhadrapada according to the Hindu calendar. Married women come together to fast and pray all night. In the morning, they bathe to purify themselves and dressed up properly to worship Goddess Parvati. On this day, they also put Mehendi on their hands and sing special Teej festival songs. It is believed that God Shiva fulfils the desires of the women who fast on this day. The festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm in Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Bihar.