Haritalika Teej is big festival for married women mainly in Bihar and Uttarpradesh.
Hartalika Teej is celebrated on the third day of shuklapaksh of Bhadrapud month.
This year 2020 Haritalika Teej is on 21st August.
During Hartalika Teej,married women pray to Mata Parvati and Lord Shiva and do fast without even drinking water, also known as nirjala Vrat.
The fast is broken next day morning.
Haritalika Teej 2020: Puja Vidhi
1.Lord Gnesha, Mata Parvati and Lord Shiva are worshipped in Haritalika Teej.
2.First of all idols of these 3 dieties are made with clay and sand.
3.Then Lord Ganesha is offered Tilak and Lord shiva is worshipped with his favorite Belpatra and flowers.
4.Next bangles, sindoor other make up things are offered to mata Parvati.
5.After that Haritalika Teej Vrat Katha is read and listened.
6.Then finally lord ganesha,mata parvati and lord Shiva arti is done and bhog is offered to them
Haritalika Teej 2020: Read Here Haritalika Teej Vrat Katha
According to mythological beliefes Mata Gauri was born as daughter of king himalaya.
Since childhood Devi Gauri wanted Lord Shiva as her husband and started to worship and mediate to please Lord Shiva. She prayed for twelve years, after which she prayed for another 64 long strict years to please Lord Shiva. Seeing condition of his daughter, Himalaya got worried. On the suggestion of sage Narada, her father promised to marry her to Lord Vishnu. When mata parvati came to know about her father’s decision she was shocked and asked her friend for help. Her friend took her to the thick forest so that she doesn’t marry Lord Vishnu against her wish. Parvati underwent penance for years to marry Shiva.
On the third day of Shukla paksh of Bhadrapada, mata Parvati made a Shiva lingam using sand and stones prayed to lord Shiva. Lord Shiva was pleased and committed that he would marry her. And Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva got married with her father’s blessings. Since then, the day is known as ‘Hartalika Teej’. The word is derived from two words ‘Harat’ which means ‘abduction’ and ‘Aalika’ means a female friend. The legend of Hartalika Teej was narrated by Lord Shiva itself while reminding Goddess Parvati about her incarnation as Shailputri at the home of king Himalay.
HariTalika Teej Vrat Katha Audio Hindi
Listen Haritalika Teej Vrat Katha Here