Hartalika Teej is one of the auspicious festivals and it is widely celebrated in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan. On this day, women observe a fast and they pray to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. This day is observed on the Tritiya tithi of Shukla Paksha in Bhadrapada month. This festival is somewhat similar to Karva Chauth as the women pray for the well being of their husbands on this day. This year, Hartalika Teej will be observed on September 9.
Hartalika Teej is known as the third and the last of three Teej festivals that is celebrated by married women in the months of Sharavan and Bhadrapada. There are a total of three Teej that falls in a year. The first Teej is known as Hariyali Teej, the second one is known as Kajari Teej and the third one is known as Haratalika Teej.
When is Hartalika Teej?
Hartalika Teej is taking place on September 9 i.e. Thursday.
What is the timing of Hartalika Teej?
The Shubh muhurat of Hartalika Teej will begin at 2:33 AM on September 9 and the Shubh Muhurat will end at 12:18 AM on September 10.
Shubh Muhurat of Hartalika Teej:
There are two shubh muhurat on this day, which means that the women can offer prayer either in the morning or in the evening.
Prataha Kaal Shubh Muhurat: 6:03 AM to 8:33 AM
Pradosh Kaal Shubh Muhurat: 6:33 PM to 8:51 PM
What is the significance of Hartalika Teej?
The Hartalika is derived from two words that are Har and Talika. The word Har means abduction, but the meaning of abduction should not be taken in the literal sense here. The meaning of the word Talika means friend. According to Hindu mythology, it is believed that Goddess Pravati was in love with Lord Shiva and wanted to marry him, however, her father did not agree to this, instead, he accepted the proposal of Lord Vishnu. Moreover, to sought help, Goddess Parvati asked her friend and she helped her to hide in a dense forest. Ever since then, married women worship Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati on this day.