Hartalika Teej


Hartalika Teej is celebrated on Shukla Paksha Tritiya of Bhadrapada month. This festival is dedicated to the celestial couple, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi. Hartalika Teej is also known as Chhoti Teej and Bhadrapada Teej. It is celebrated in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.

Hartalika Teej 2023

Mon , 18th Sep 2023

Legend

Goddess and Princess Sati was in deep love and devotion towards Lord Shiva and wanted to marry Him. Her father Dhaksha was against His daughter marrying Lord Shiva. He was an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu and decided to marry off Sati to Lord Vishnu. Sati escaped into a dense forest on knowing this. She performed a sincere penance to marry Lord Shiva, pleased by her deep penance Lord appeared in front of Sati Devi and married her. This day of Lord Shiva and Sati’s wedding ceremony or unison is celebrated as Hartalika Teej.

Rituals

Women of the household observe strict fast on this day. On the day of the vrat, devotees wake up early preferably before sunrise, take a holy shower, cleans the pooja altar, set up a dais for Idol Lord Shiva and Parvathi. During the worship, offer, flowers, incense, and decorate the pooja idols. Perform pooja, chant bhajans with full heart. After pooja, neivedhyam or offerings are placed in the Arati and offered as Prasad to the family and friends. Women observe fast called nishivasar nirjala vrat on this day. The fast commences during the evening of Hartalika Teej, people keep jagran all night and the fast is broken the next day during dawn.

Married Couples visit the Shiva Parvathi temple as a couple and get blessings from the deity. This festival celebrates the nuptial bond and conjugal bliss. Women celebrate Hartalika Teej signify their love and devotion towards their partner and both their families. It is celebrated across North India. The oneness or the unison of the divine couple and their love energy is to be imbibed on this special day. This is the first level of oneness to be achieved towards spiritual universal oneness. 

Benefits

  • The power of the celestial couple can eliminate financial hiccups and blocks. 
  • Observing vrat on Hartalika Teej bestows all the worldly pleasures, virility, and long life.
  • Goddess Parvathi blesses progressive success to children's life and future.
  • The divine couple increases longevity of the life partner and promotes good health in family. 
  • This teej promotes marital bliss and unison among married couples. The celestial couple can also renew broken relationships. 

Hartalika Teej festival dates between 2019 & 2029

Year

Date

2019

Sunday, 1st of September

2020

Friday, 21st of August 

2021

Thursday, 9th of September

2022

Tuesday, 30th of August

2023

Monday, 18th of September

2024

Friday, 6th of September

2025

Tuesday, 26th of August

2026

Monday, 14th of September

2027

Friday, 3rd of September

2028

Tuesday, 22nd of August

2029

Monday, 10th of September