Hariyali Teej 2023: Celebrating Love, Fertility, and Prosperity with Astrological Significance
Posted on: Apr 18, 2023
India, a land of diverse cultures and traditions, is known for its colorful festivals that are celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm throughout the year. One such festival that holds a special place in the hearts of married Hindu women is Hariyali Teej, which is celebrated during the monsoon season, specifically in the month of Shravana or Sawan as per the Hindu lunar calendar. Devotees of Hariyali Teej will be celebrating the festival in 2023 on the 18th and 19th of August. The Teej Tithi, which marks the auspicious period for observing the festival, will commence at 08:01 PM on 18th August 2023 and conclude at 10:19 PM on 19th August 2023.
Hariyali Teej, also known as Shravana Teej or Sawan Teej, is primarily celebrated in the states of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, and Haryana, among others. The festival marks the advent of monsoons and the arrival of new greenery and is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, the divine couple who symbolize eternal love and marital bliss in Hindu mythology. The festival is observed by married women who pray for the well-being, longevity, and prosperity of their husbands, and unmarried girls who seek blessings for a good husband and a happy married life in the future.
The word "Hariyali" in Hariyali Teej signifies the greenery and freshness that the monsoons bring to the land, and the festival is celebrated with much fanfare, marked by colorful decorations, traditional rituals, folk dances, and sumptuous feasts. Women dress up in vibrant green-colored attire, wear beautiful jewelry, and adorn their hands with intricate mehndi or henna designs. The festival is a celebration of love, fertility, and prosperity, and holds significant astrological significance as well.
Astrologically, Hariyali Teej falls during the auspicious month of Shravana, which is considered highly favorable for beginning new ventures, seeking blessings from the deities, and performing religious and spiritual rituals. According to Vedic astrology, the positions of celestial bodies such as the Sun, Moon, and planets during Hariyali Teej have a profound influence on the lives and destinies of individuals, and performing certain rituals and observances during this festival is believed to bestow auspiciousness and blessings.
The festival of Hariyali Teej is closely associated with the zodiac signs of Cancer and Leo, and is celebrated during the waxing moon phase or Shukla Paksha of the Hindu lunar month of Shravana. The ruling planet of Cancer is the Moon, which is believed to have a strong influence on emotions, intuition, fertility, and maternal energy, while the ruling planet of Leo is the Sun, which represents power, vitality, and creativity. The combination of these two zodiac signs during Hariyali Teej is believed to create a harmonious cosmic energy that is conducive to seeking blessings for a happy married life, fertility, and prosperity.
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Astrological Significance of Hariyali Teej
As per Vedic astrology, Hariyali Teej is considered to be highly auspicious due to the planetary positions during this time. Let's delve into the astrological significance of Hariyali Teej:
Moon's Favorable Influence: Moon is considered to be the ruling planet of Cancer, and Hariyali Teej falls during the waxing moon phase of the Shravana month, which is believed to have a favorable influence on emotions, relationships, and creativity. The Moon is associated with maternal energy, intuition, and emotions, and is believed to bless individuals with peace, happiness, and prosperity. Therefore, performing rituals and prayers during Hariyali Teej is believed to strengthen emotional bonds, enhance creativity, and attract divine blessings for a happy and harmonious life.
Sun's Beneficial Energy: Sun is considered to be the ruling planet of Leo, and during Hariyali Teej, the festival falls during the zodiac sign of Leo. Sun represents power, vitality, and creativity, and is believed to bless individuals with success, prosperity, and abundance. The festival is believed to invoke the blessings of the Sun for new beginnings, starting new ventures, and seeking success in endeavors. Sun is also associated with good health and well-being, and performing rituals and prayers during Hariyali Teej is believed to attract blessings for physical and mental well-being.
Propitiating the Planets: Hariyali Teej is also considered to be an auspicious time to propitiate the planets Moon and Sun. According to Vedic astrology, propitiating the planets during their favorable positions can help mitigate malefic influences and attract their blessings for various aspects of life. By performing rituals and prayers during Hariyali Teej, individuals seek to align themselves with the favorable energies of Moon and Sun, and attract their blessings for a prosperous and fulfilling life.
Auspicious Time for Fertility and Motherhood: Hariyali Teej is associated with fertility and motherhood, and is believed to be an auspicious time for married women and young girls to seek blessings for conceiving a child, healthy pregnancy, and safe childbirth. The Moon, being the ruling planet of Cancer, which is associated with fertility and maternal energy, is believed to have a favorable influence during Hariyali Teej. Women perform rituals, prayers, and observe fasts to seek blessings from the Moon and Goddess Parvati, who is considered the epitome of motherhood and fertility. The festival is believed to invoke the divine feminine energy and bless women with the joys of motherhood.
Favorable Time for Love and Relationships: Hariyali Teej is primarily a festival celebrated by married women, who observe fasts and perform puja rituals to seek blessings for the well-being and longevity of their husbands. The festival is believed to strengthen the bond between husband and wife, and enhance their love and understanding. The favorable positions of Moon and Sun during Hariyali Teej are considered conducive for strengthening emotional bonds, enhancing creativity, and attracting divine blessings for a happy and harmonious married life. The festival is a celebration of the eternal love between Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, and married women seek their blessings to attain a similar level of love and harmony in their own married lives.
Rituals and Traditions of Hariyali Teej
Hariyali Teej is celebrated with various rituals and traditions that hold cultural significance. Let's take a look at some of the prominent rituals and traditions associated with Hariyali Teej:
Fasting: Fasting is an integral part of Hariyali Teej celebrations. Married women and young girls observe fasts on this day to seek blessings for the well-being and longevity of their husbands or future husbands. It is believed that fasting on Hariyali Teej purifies the mind and body, and helps in strengthening the bond between husband and wife. Women abstain from consuming food and water from sunrise to moonrise, and break their fast after performing the evening puja rituals and seeking blessings from the Moon and the divine deities.
Puja Rituals: Puja rituals form an important part of Hariyali Teej celebrations. Women dress up in vibrant green attire, adorned with jewelry and apply henna (mehndi) on their hands and feet. They offer prayers to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, and seek their blessings for a happy and harmonious married life. The puja rituals usually take place in temples, where women offer fruits, flowers, and other auspicious items to the deities. The rituals are accompanied by devotional songs, dances, and cultural performances, adding to the festive fervor.
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Swings and Cultural Activities: Swings, also known as 'jhulas' or 'jhankis', are an important part of Hariyali Teej celebrations. Women and young girls adorn swings decorated with flowers and leaves, and enjoy swinging as a mark of joy and celebration. Swinging is considered auspicious as it is believed to represent the playful and flirtatious aspect of Lord Krishna's relationship with Radha. The swings also symbolize the swinging emotions of the season of monsoon, which is the essence of Hariyali Teej. Apart from swinging, various cultural activities like mehndi designing, singing, dancing, and other competitions are organized to showcase the artistic skills and talents of women.
Applying Henna (Mehndi): Applying henna or mehndi on hands and feet is an important tradition associated with Hariyali Teej. Women adorn their hands and feet with intricate mehndi designs, which are considered auspicious and symbolize love, prosperity, and fertility. The application of mehndi is not only a form of body art but also holds cultural significance. Women often gather together and apply mehndi on each other's hands, creating a sense of camaraderie and bonding among them.
Dressing up in Green: Green is the predominant color associated with Hariyali Teej as it represents the lush greenery of nature during the monsoon season. Women and young girls dress up in vibrant green attire, adorned with jewelry and accessories, as a mark of celebration and to emulate the essence of the festival. Green bangles, green dupattas (scarves), and green bindis (forehead decorations) are also considered auspicious and are worn by women during the festival.
Socializing and Cultural Performances: Hariyali Teej is also a time for socializing and cultural performances. Women gather in groups, visit temples, and participate in various cultural programs and performances like folk dances, songs, and skits that depict the essence of Teej and celebrate the monsoon season. These cultural performances add joy, enthusiasm, and a sense of togetherness to the festival, fostering community spirit and bonding among women.
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Hariyali Teej is a significant Hindu festival that is celebrated with enthusiasm and devotion by married women across India, especially in the northern states. It is a festival that is steeped in tradition, culture, and astrology, and holds immense significance in the lives of married women. The festival is celebrated during the monsoon season, and is associated with fertility, growth, and abundance in nature, as well as the propitiation of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati for marital bliss and prosperity.
The astrology aspect of Hariyali Teej adds a deeper layer of significance to the festival. The favorable planetary alignment, the beneficial effects of the monsoon season, the propitiation of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, the importance of fasting, the auspicious timing for puja rituals, and the various customs and rituals associated with the festival are all believed to bring positive changes in one's horoscope and overall well-being. The festival provides an opportunity for women to express their devotion, seek blessings for their marital life, and celebrate their womanhood with joy and fervor.
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