The festival of Teej is celebrated in many parts of the country. This festival is celebrated with great pomp. However, not only one but three types of Teej are celebrated in a year. In these three Teej, only Lord Shiva and Parvati Mata are worshipped. Also, these three Teej Hariyali Teej, Kajari Teej and Hartalika Teej are fasted for unbroken good luck and long life of husband. Despite this, there is a lot of difference between the three Teej (happy teej wishes), so let us tell you in detail about the difference between these three Teej (Hartalika Teej).
Kajari Teej is also known as Saturi Teej and Bhado Teej. Married women observe this fast to remain unbroken Saubhagyavati. Along with this, unmarried girls also keep this fast to get the husband of their choice. There is also a legend behind this Teej and there was a forest named Kajali in Madhya Pradesh. The people there used to sing many songs in the name of Kajali. Once the king of that place died and his wife also became sati along with him. Since then, the songs of Kajali were sung in association with husband and wife. Cows are also worshiped on Kajari Teej. In the evening, women feed cows by placing gram and jaggery on seven rotis before breaking their fast.
Hartalika Teej is the most important of the three Teej. It is believed that the mountain king Himalaya wanted to marry his daughter Parvati to Lord Vishnu, but Parvati had accepted Mahadev as her husband since childhood. Because of this, to please Lord Shiva, he went to the cave on the banks of the river Ganges and worshiped him. He even kept a strict fast giving up food and water. Seeing this, Bholenath gave his darshan to Mother Parvati in Hasta Nakshatra on the third day of Bhadrapada Shukla Paksha. After this Mata Parvati broke her fast by pouring all the worship materials into the Ganges. For this reason, on the occasion of Hartalika Teej, women decorate the pavilion and make an alliance with the sand by making idols of Shiva and Parvati. Happy Hartalika Teej
Even married women fast on Hariyali Teej. The craze of Hariyali Teej is seen more in cities. Lord Shiva and Mata Gauri are worshiped on Tritiya Tithi of Sawan Shala Paksha. On this day women stay without food and water and pray to Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati for the long life of their husbands.