Hariyali Teej or Singhara Teej, also known as Teejan or Choti Teej, is the festival of monsoon celebrated on the third day after Hariyali Amavasya which falls during Shravan month (July – Aug). In 2017, Hariyali Teej date is July 26.
Haryali Teej or Singhara Teej, the festival of monsoon, mainly dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Haryali Teej or Teejan is an important festival celebrated in North India especially in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
Haryali Teej or Singhara Teej – Rituals and Pujas:
On Haryali Teej or Singhara Teej, Goddess Parvati is worshipped. As a tradition, women wear green coloured dresses and green bangles to symbolize the lush greenery during the month of Saawan. On this day of Haryali Teej, women also worship the Moon God. Women gather to wish each other and adorn their hands with mehandi (henna) patterns.
On Hariyali Teej, women worship Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and sing songs associated with Shiva and Parvati Kalyan (Marriage of Shiva and Parvati). Hariyali Teej is the most auspicious amongst the three Teej festivals.