Teej signifies a generic name of number of festivals celebrated in India & Nepal. "Teej" refers to the "third" day that falls every month after the new moon (Amavasya), and the third day after the full moon night of every month. Teej also refers monsoon festivals that includes primarily three festivals, namely - Haryali Teej, Kajari Teej and Hartalika Teej.
The festival is celebrated from ancient time till date. It is a well known festival in Vrindavan. Till now the festival is celebrated in Vrindavan. A huge gathering of people offer puja in Vrindavan to get the blessings of Radha - Krishna to strengthen their marital bonding. A well decorated Simhashan is made for the festival. Simhashan is decorated with thread, clothe, cushion & flower. Woman apply mehandi on their hands & feet. They enjoy by singing, dancing, & praising Lord krishna & his divine partner radha. Here, we have shared some pictures of the festival celebrated at Vrindavan Banke Bihari Temple.
Haryali Teej is celebrated on the third day of the bright half of the North Indian Lunar month of Shraavana. The festival is a remembrance of Lord Shiva & his union with divine mother Parvati. The festival is a great concern for the women. They keep fast on this very day & seek the blessings of Mata Parvati for the wellness of their husbands, children & for themselves.
On this very day Mata Parvati performed Nirjala Upavas(fasting) to please Lord Shiva. She asked lord Shiva to be united with her for 108 rebirths. Shiva gave her a boon accepting her desire. So, this day has a special significance for the couples who want to be united for eternal.