The month of Saawan falls during the monsoon season and witnesses one of the three prominent Teej festivals – Hariyali Teej. This year, Hariyali Teej will be celebrated on July 31, 2022. The other two Teej festivals that come during Sawan and Bhadrapada months are – Kajari Teej and Hartalika Teej. Hariyali Teej is celebrated by women across north Indian states like Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and even Bihar and Madhya Pradesh. Women mark this day by seeking blessings from Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati for a happy married life.
Hariyali Teej 2022: When Is Teej – Date And Timings:
Tritiya Tithi Begins – 02:59 AM on Jul 31, 2022
Tritiya Tithi Ends – 04:18 AM on Aug 01, 2022
Also Read: 11 Delicious Foods To Celebrate Teej
Hariyali Teej 2022 – Significance Of The Festival:
Hariyali Teej commemorates the union or Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, also called Teej Mata on this day. Women worship for a blissful married life and for the well-being of their families. ‘Hariyali’ means ‘greenery’, so green is the colour of the festival. It refers to the period when Indian farmers sow their crops. Devotees welcome the monsoon season on this festival.
Hariyali Teej 2022 – How Is Teej Celebrated (Customs And Traditions):
On this day, women wear new green-colured traditional clothes, wear green-coloured bangles and apply mehendi on their hands. Many women also put-up swings in their homes, and listen to the folklore of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, along with singing and dancing to traditional Teej songs. Married women visit their parents on this day who give them Sindhara – a basket full of sweets, bangles and gifts.
Hariyali 2022: Foods To Celebrate The Festival
This is the most popular Indian sweet that is exchanged between the families of a married couple and is gifted to women. Ghevar is a disc-shaped, honeycomb dessert that is topped with cream and nuts. It offers the perfect balance of creaminess and crunch. You can make it at home too with this recipe.
Another popular Teej sweet, jalebi, is found in almost all Teej feasts. Kesari jalebi, in particular, is preferred for the celebrations. Here’s and easy recipe of kesari jalebi if you plan to make it yourself.
3. Shakar Para:
Shakar para is a sweet plus savoury snack made with deep-fried mixture of flour and sugar. It is a perfect crispy snack to enjoy the monsoon rains, and you can easily make it in your kitchen with just a few ingredients. Here’s the recipe.
Anarsa a rice flour-based deep-fried snack that is commonly savoured during the Teej festival. It is made with soaked and ground rice, mixed with sugar, milk/curd and sesame seeds. The crispy snack makes for the ideal tea-time indulgence. Try this recipe.
Plain or sweet feni is cooked with milk to make kheer-like dish and served as post-meal dessert during the Teej celebrations. It is easy to make and turns out to be quite a luscious treat. Here’s the recipe.
Enjoy the festival of Teej with these mouth-watering snacks and desserts. Happy Hariyali Teej 2022!