Hartalika Teej 2022- Date, Time, History Significance and More

India is referred to as the “country of festivals” because of its enormous diversity, fascinating culture, and unique traditions. It’s interesting to note that it’s the only nation in the world where a holiday is observed virtually every day.

Some of these celebrations and customs have persisted for many years and are still currently practiced. The festival of Teej, which is observed in three different ways—Hariyali Teej, Kajari Teej, and Hartalika Teej—is one of these.

Different states of the nation observe Hartalika Teej in different ways. The North Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Jharkhand are where it is most well-known.

On the other side, it is observed as Gauri Habba or Swarna Gauri Vrat in the southern states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu.

The Hartalika Tritiya Tithi date and time 2022

On the Tritiya or the third day of the Shukla Paksha in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada, Hartalika Teej is observed (waning phase of the full moon). Regardless of whether a woman is married or single, she celebrates it for three days.

This year on 2022 the Pratahkala Hartalika Puja Muhurat will last for 2 hours and 30 minutes, or from 6:17 am to 8:47 am.

Hartalika Tirhi Starts – at 3:20 pm on August 29, 2022

Hartalika Tirhi End – at 3:33 on August 30, 2022.

Hartalika Teej History

Harat, which implies kidnapping, and Aalika, which denotes female companion, are combined to form the word Hartalika. According to Hindu legend, the goddess Parvati’s Shailputri avatar was kidnapped by her female friends to prevent Shailpurti from marrying Lord Vishnu forcibly. This marriage was fixed by her father Himalayaraj.

Goddess Parvati was madly in love with Lord Shiva and only wanted to marry him. She fasted, worshipped, and performed server austerities for 108 lifetimes before being accepted as Lord Shiva’s consort and marrying her on the day of Hartalika Teej. As a result, this divine occasion is commemorated as the reunion of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

Hartalika Teej Celebration and significance

On this day, Hindu devotees wake up early in the morning to begin Pooja preparations. To complete the look of a bride, women get fully dressed up and wear either green or red attire, apply mehndi, and wear a bindi.

The clay idols of Shiva and Parvati should be placed on top of a banana leaf and placed on a plate in the home’s Puja area. Lord Shiva receives bilva leaves, Dhatura, flowers, fruits, and panchamrita, while Goddess Parvati receives honey.

Devotees follow Jagran all night, which entails staying awake all night and singing devotional songs. The following day, after breaking the fast and completing all rituals at the end of the celebration, women receive blessings from their husbands before taking prasad.