An important festival of Kajari Teej is approaching. It is also known by other names like Satudi Teej, Kajli Teej or Badi Teej. It is celebrated by Northern and Western India by young women and married women. Kajari Teej 2019 will be marked on August 18 this year. During the month of Sawan and Bhadrapada of the Hindu calendar, three Teej festivals are observed – Hariyali Teej, Kajari Teej and Hartalika Teej. This festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm in states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Ahead of Kajari Teej 2019, we tell you more about the date, history and significance of this auspicious day. Hariyali Teej 2019 Date in Shravan: Significance, Traditions and Celebrations Related to the Auspicious Sawan Festival.
Kajari Teej Date and Tithi
Kajari Teej is celebrated 15 days after the Hariyali Teej. It is observed on the Tritiya day of the Krishna Paksha in the month of Bhadrapada as per the North Indian calendar. Kajari Teej comes three days after the day of Raksha Bandhan, so Kajari Teej 2019 will be marked on August 18 this year.
According to Drikpanchang, Tritiya Tithi Begins 10:48 PM on August 17, 2019
and Tritiya Tithi Ends at 01:13 AM on August 19, 2019.
Kajari Teej History and Significance
According to mythological references, Kajari Teej is the day when Goddess Parvati observed a strict fast for her marital and divine satisfaction with Lord Shiva. She performed a strict fast for over 108 years and seeing her dedication, Lord Shiva was pleased. He accepted a divine union with her. On the day of Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapada month, it was a day of the holy union of Shiva and Parvati. This day is thus celebrated as Kajari Teej. Kajari Teej 2018 Mehndi Designs: Significance of Applying Mehndi & Latest Henna Patterns.
Kajari Teej is celebrated by unmarried girls and women. It is considered auspicious for married women to keep a fast and pray for his long life. Women worship Goddess Parvati on this day and seek her blessings. This celebration is observed to respect the husband-wife bond and strengthen it.
Kajari Teej Celebration
Women keep a Kajari Teej Vrat and then end the fast by eating a sattu (sweet made of chana dal) or fruits. The celebrations are much like the popular fast of Karva Chauth. Women observe the moon before leaving the fast. Married women keep a fast for the longevity of the husband, while unmarried girls observe fast to get a good husband. In some parts of the country, women also worship the holy neem tree. There are traditional songs that are sung on this day along with dances.