Hartalika Teej is one of the most prominent festivals celebrated by Hindu women across the world. It is observed on the third day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Bhadrapada.
The festival is celebrated with great exuberance in states like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, Assam, Delhi, and others.
Hartalika Teej 2022 significance
The phrase Hartalika, which combines the words Harat and Aalika, implies the kidnapping of a woman friend. Women who celebrate this festival believe that Lord Shiva finally took Parvati as his wife after 108 rebirths on the day of Hartalika Teej. The festival is observed with great sincerity and devotion to honour the union of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
Hartalika Teej 2022 date
This year, Hartalika Teej will be celebrated on August 30, 2022, Tuesday. While some states will observe the festival on August 31.
On this day, both married women fast for their husbands and unmarried women fast for their future husbands.
Unmarried women observe the fast in order to find the husband of their choice, while married women observe the fast for the health of their husbands. Women create clay statues of Lord Shiva and Parvati to honour them.
Hartalika Teej 2022 shubh muhurat
Hartalika puja can be performed at any hour on this day, but it is believed that the puja is successful if is it performed early in the day and during the Pradosh period. This time, from 5:57 am to 8:31 am in morning, will be the best time to perform Hartalika Teej.
After this, puja can be done from 6:33 pm to 8:51 pm in the evening.
Hartalika Teej 2022 rituals
- Vedas say Hartalika Teej fast would be inadequate without a few items. So it is advised to be careful while preparing puja ingredients before fasting. The presence of specific items is thought to be very vital in the worship of Hartalika Teej.
- For fasting and worship on this day, women traditionally use dry coconut, Kalash, Belpatra, Shami leaf, Banana leaf, Dhatura fruit, Manjari, Kalava, perfume, five fruits, Betel nut, Akshat, Ghee, Honey, Gulal, Sandalwood, Roli, and incense sticks.
- It is also advised to make prior preparations for the light, camphor, Gangajal, Durva, and Janeu, among other items. Without these, Hartalika Teej is considered incomplete.