Teej festival has great importance in the month of Sawan. There are three types of Teej. Hariyali Teej, Kajari Teej and Haritalika Teej. All three types of Teej have different beliefs, but one thing is common in all these three and that is, for the long life of a married woman, her husband should keep a strict fast, apply mehndi on her hands and do sixteen makeup. But we do this even on Karva Chauth, so how is Teej different from Karva Chauth. If such questions arise in your mind about Teej, then we will give you the answers here. Both Teej and Karva Chauth are celebrated by married women for the long life of their husbands. But there is a big difference between the customs of these two. Know how the fast of Teej is different from Karva Chauth and its beliefs.
How Teej fast is Different from Karva Chauth
1- There are three types of Teej, whereas Karva Chauth is only one in itself.
2- On Karva Chauth, married women can wear their wedding lehenga if they want, but cannot do so in Teej. Actually, every year Teej is worshiped by wearing a new and pure saree or lehenga.
3- Women break the fast of Karva Chauth on the same day after seeing the moon, that too with the hands of their husband. While the fast of Teej lasts longer than 24 hours. In this, women break their fast on their own after taking a bath and worshiping before the sun rises the next morning.
4- In Karva Chauth, where the married women break their fast after seeing the moon, Shiva-Parvati and their entire family are worshiped in Teej.
5- Karva Chauth is a festival celebrated in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan of India. At the same time, Teej is celebrated the most in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand.
Celebrations of Teej
Teej fasting is considered very important for married couples. This holy fast was performed by Parvati, the daughter of Giriraj Himalaya, as a result of which Lord Shankar got her as her husband. It is believed that by observing the fast of Teej, the husband of married women gets a long life, while the unmarried girls get a good husband by observing this fast. Lord Shiva is pleased by observing this fast. By observing this fast, married women not only get the boon of being an unbroken Saubhagyavati, but also get salvation. It is believed that this festival is actually a festival of faith and love for Satyam Shivam Sundaram.