HARTALIKA TEEJ SHIV PARVATI AND GANESH

Hartalika Teej 2023 Puja Date, Auspicious Puja Timings, Puja Vidhi, Puja Ingredients and Vrat Katha

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Hartalika TeeJ 2023

Teej is celebrated with full enthusiasm all over India. On this day Married women keep fast and pray to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati for the long life of their husbands.
Fasting itself is really helpful in cleansing our mind and body. On this day women and girls keep keep a 24hours fast without food and water known as ‘Nirajala Fast’.

This vrat/ fast is done in honor of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and women adorn themselves with beautiful ornaments, red color clothes, sindoor, and henna in their hands.

Hartalika Teej Date, Puja Timings in 2023?

As per Hindu Panchang, Hartalika Teej falls on the Tritiya tithi (Third) of the Shukla Paksha of the Bhadra Maas.

This year, Hartalika Teej is on 17th and 18th September in 2023, in this case we follow the Udaya Tithi rule and according to Udaya Tithi, Hartalika Teej should be celebrated on 18th September 2023.

Also, please note- as per Drik Panchang in 2023, the pratahkaal Hartalika Pujan Muhurat stats at 06:07 am and ends at 08:34 am and Tritiya Tithi begins at 11:08am on 17th Sep and ends at 12:39 pm on 18th September.

Auspicious Timings for Hartalika Teej-

Hartalika Teej is on 18th Sep’23 i.e. on Monday, and the auspicious Puja timings are between morning 06:07 AM to 07:29 AM and Evening 4:51 PM to 6:23 PM.
The best Puja time is during the Pradosh Kaal in the evening.

How to do Hartalika Teej Puja and Vrat? A Step by Step Guide-

  1. Get up early morning and bath with Sesame (Hindi name ‘Til’)
  2. Take a vow/sankalp that you will try to perform Hatalika teej vrat with full dedication and with full belief.
  3. Now take some clay/sand (Mitti/ Baalu) and make a dough with water, with this dough take out three pieces. You have to make 3 idols with these dough pieces, i.e. idols of Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati and Lord Ganesh.
  4. You can give shape size and form as per the paintings of the God/Goddess or simply put three forms of idol, sharing an image for your reference-

    HARTALIKA TEEJ 2023
    Hartalika Teej Puja: Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati and Lord Ganesh Idols
  5. After making the idols, let’s do Puja Vidhi.
  6. Prepare all the Puja samagri/ingredients ready with you before you start the Puja
    Sharing a list of all the ingredients/ items that would be used for the Hartalika Puja.’ Click here to download 
  7. Take a chowki or a stool, preferebly a wooden stool, place some Akshat/ Unbroken Rice and make a ‘ashtadal’ or 8 shaped flower.
  8. Now take a kalash/pot filled with some roli/kumkum, water, akshat, some coins,  supari/beetlenut. Now, keep 5 mango leaves (aam ke patte) and a coconut on the top. Place this kalash/ pot on the Akshat we had placed.
  9. Now take Paan leaves or Betel leaves and put some akshat and haldi on it (or yellow colored rice on it).
  10. Now, we will bathe the deities that we had prepared , please ensure to just sprinkle water as these idols are made of sand.
  11. Now, keep on chanting Shiva Mantra ‘Om Namah Shivay’ and pour some raw cow milk on the Lord Shiva idol and light a dia/ lamp, take some incense sticks and light them and show to all the deities.
  12. Now place kumkum on the forehead of Maa Gauri and Lord Ganesha, followed by Ganesh Mantra and Maa Gauri Mantra.
    Ganesh Mantra- ‘Gan Ganpataye Namah’ , Maa Gauri Mantra- ‘Om Maa Gauri Namah’.
  13. Place some Chandan on the forehead of Lord Shiva idol
  14. Place flowers garland on all the deities.
  15. Now, offer Dhatura, Bhang, Belpatra, Shami Patta and white flowers to the Lord Shiva idol (English names are mentioned in the above ingredients list)
  16. Put Akshat (yellow colored rice)  on Lord Ganesh and Maa Gauri and plain rice/white rice to Lord Shiva.
  17. Now take a kalawa/ red thread and offer to all the idols, take a janeu/ white thread and offer to the deities.
  18. Now place all the ‘Shringaar’ items in a plate and offer it in front all the deities and then place it in front of Maa Gauri as an offering.
  19. Now, we will do Aarti with the lamp and burn some camphor to remove negativity.
  20. At the end, do recite a Kshama Yachna Mantra or ask for forgiveness to all the Lord and deities that even if by mistake something you have forgotten or done wrong, please forgive me my Lord.

    BENEFITS OF KEEPING FAST IN HARTALIKA TEEJ-

    The physiological effects of fasting reveal their cleansing power. The digestive system is given a break to allow for detoxification and cleansing, which symbolizes purging the physical body and the metaphorical spirit.

    The journey of fasting transforms the landscape of the mind. It turns into a space for mindfulness and introspection, where people go on an inner journey. This journey encourages introspection, alignment with spiritual goals, and experimentation with mindfulness techniques.

    It is believed that married women wake up whole night on this day and keep fasting without water and as a result they receive Blessings from Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva, in the form of Long life of their husbands.

    It is also believed that unmarried girls also get a eligible husband if they fast on this day.

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    You can also recite Hartalika Teej Vrat Katha, as follows- A Hindu legend connected to the Hartalika Teej festival is known as the Hartalika Teej Vrat Katha. The narrative goes like this:A long time ago, Parvati, the daughter of King Himalaya, was a stunning young woman. She vowed to marry Lord Shiva because she was one of his devoted devotees. But her father had given Lord Vishnu the promise of her hand in marriage.

    Parvati’s father planned her wedding to Lord Vishnu without knowing that she had a crush on Lord Shiva. Parvati fled with her female friends after learning of her upcoming marriage. To shield themselves from the monsoon rains, they ventured far into the forest and constructed a shelter.

    Hartalika, one of Parvati’s friends, observed her distress and enquired as to why. Hartalika decided to assist Parvati after she confided in her friend. She advised them to meditate on Lord Shiva and practice penance to obtain his blessings.

    Lord Shiva appeared to Parvati after several days of fasting and meditation because he was moved by her devotion. He agreed to marry her and accepted her as his consort. The union of Parvati and Lord Shiva sealed the presence of the gods and goddesses before they went back to their respective homes.

    The Hartalika Teej Vrat Katha places a strong emphasis on the value of loyalty, faith, and devotion in one’s life. It also emphasizes the value of friendship and the support that female friends can provide when facing challenges.