Saubhagya Sundari Teej
Saubhagya Sundari teej is celebrated on the Krishna paksha tritiya tithi of Marghashirsha month. This vrat falls in the months of November -December in the Gregorian calendar. This teej or vrat is dedicated to Goddess Parvathi or Shakthi and is celebrated by both married and unmarried women.
Saubhagya Sundari Teej 2023
Thu , 30th Nov 2023
Saubhagya Sundari Teej is a special vrat for both married and UN married women. Performing this vrat or teej bestiws virtues of performing 100 years of Shakthi puja or Parvathi puja. The name of the festival denotes the purpose of the vrat, “Saubhagya Sundari Teej” Saubhagya- sumangali or virtue or luck, Sundari- beautiful, Goddess Parvathi bestows good luck, inner beauty and sumangali status on women who observe this vrat. It is said in Bhavishya Purana that “Saubhagya Sundari Teej” was observed by the Goddess herself. When Sati self-immolated in a yagna organised by her father Dhaksha, she died taking an oath that She will come back in next avatar and marry Lord Shiva.
She took rebirth as a baby girl by the name Sundari in a royal family. She grew up listening to Lord Shiva’s stories and spent all her time imagining a life with the Lord. She observed and penanced on Saubhagya Sundari Teej for three continuous years and married Lord Shiva. Saubhagya Sundari Teej is the easiest way to please Goddess Parvati/ Sati/Durga to be blessed with a smooth marital life/ life partner.
On the day of the special tritiya tithi, women wake up early around Brahma Muhurtha- 3.30AM -4.30AM. Take a ritualistic holy bath. Then, clean and sanctify the puja altar. After this, women get dressed up elegantly following the elaborate vidhi (process) that comprises of 16 Shringar adornments that they must use this day.
These 16 adornments to be worn by women performing this Saubhagya Teej Puja vidhi are,
A Kalash pot is set in the puja altar. A coconut wrapped in red cloth is placed on the Kalash pot filled with grains and coins. The idols of Shiva and Parvathi are placed on the chowki, pictures can also be used. Lord Ganesha is worshipped first and then Saubhagya Sundari puja Vidhi is followed for main puja. 16 sacred adornments listed for the puja are offered to the Goddess as well. After decorating Shiva and Parvathi idols, sandalwood paste and vermillion is applied. Prayers begin with the following words as per the Saubhagya Sundari Teej puja vidhi,
“Om Umaye Namaha:
Devi Dei Ume Gauri Trahi Maang Karunanidhe
MammaAparadha Shanatavya Bhakti Mukti Prada bhava”
After the mantra recital, flowers and incense are offered. Ghee lamps are lit. Aarti is performed, Jai ambe mata song is sung after the aarti. Neivedhyam is offered and then distributed as prasad among family members. Women fast on this day and complete their vrat after the sunset. Some women fast by consuming only one satvic meal for the whole day. Dhaan activities on this day bring wholesome blessings on the family.
Important Timings On Saubhagya Sundari Teej
November 30, 2023 6:54 AM
November 30, 2023 5:36 PM
Tritiya Tithi Starts
November 29, 2023 1:57 PM
Tritiya Tithi Ends
November 30, 2023 2:25 PM
Saubhagya Sundari Teej festival dates between 2020 & 2030
Thursday, 3rd of December
Monday, 22nd of November
Friday, 11th of November
Thursday, 30th of November
Monday, 18th of November
Saturday, 8th of November
Friday, 27th of November
Tuesday, 16th of November
Sunday, 5th of November
Saturday, 24th of November
Wednesday, 13th of November