Know About Hartalika Teej Importance, Rituals, and Fasting
According to the Hindu calendar, Hartalika Teej fast is observed every year on the third day of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month. The fast of Hartalika Teej is observed by married women for the health and longevity of their husbands. On the other hand, if unmarried girls keep this fast, then they get the desired and worthy groom. On the day of Hartalika Teej, women do all 16 adornments from nail to peak and worship Lord Shankar and Mother Parvati. Among all the fasts like Karva Chauth, Hariyali Teej, Kajari Teej, and Vat Savitri, the fast of Hartalika Teej is considered to be the most difficult one. Women keep this fast waterless. That is, she gives up food and water for the whole 24 hours. Many rules have to be followed while observing this fast, only then the fast and worship are considered successful.
Hartalika Teej Vrat is celebrated as the festival of the reunion of Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati. Therefore, this fast is considered to be especially beneficial for every woman. Today we will tell you everything related to this good luck-enhancing fast, knowing that your fast will be more auspicious and fruitful.
Importance of Hartalika Teej
It is believed that women observe this fast to keep their marriage intact and unmarried girls to get the desired groom. It is believed that first of all this fast was kept by Mother Parvati to get Lord Shiva as her husband. Following her, women observe this fast to get married life like Mata Parvati and Shiva.
Follow These Rules During Hartalika Teej Fast
Women fast for Hartalika Teej for their husbands. Therefore, do not lie to your husband on this day and do not say such a thing that will make his heart sad. Sleeping during Hartalika Teej fast is also prohibited. On this day women should not sleep all day and sleep at night is also considered taboo. Women together do night awakening on Hartalika Teej. It is believed that if the women who observe this fast sleep, then they have to take birth in the form of a dragon in the next life. On the day of the Hartalika Teej's fast, a woman should not create strife at home. Also, elders should not be insulted on this day. This does not give the benefit of fasting.
Haritalika Teej Puja Method
Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva, and Mother Parvati are worshiped in Haritalika Teej. First of all, make idols of all three from clay and offer tilak to Lord Ganesha and offer Durva. After this, offer flowers, Belpatra and Shamipatri to Lord Shiva, and offer items of makeup to Goddess Parvati. Listen or read Haritalika Teej Vrat Katha after offering clothes to all the three deities. After this, do the aarti of Lord Ganesha and it is necessary to offer Bhog after taking off the aarti of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
You can talk to astrologers to know more about the rituals and fasting rules of the Haritalika Teej festival which is celebrated to have a relationship between Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati.