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Teej (August- September)

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Teej (August- September)

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Teej(August-September)-Teej is fasting Hindu festival specially celebrated by the woman. During the festive season the women clad in red saris dance, sing dominate the days. According to the Hindu mythology this day is commemorated as the day when Parvati daughter of Himalaya won the hand of Lord Shiva after the rigorous meditation and fasting. During the festival which takes place during the third day of Shukla Paksha of the Hindu calendar the women observe fasting and flock into the nearest Shiva temples where the married women pray for the long life of their husbands whereas the unmarried women ask for good husband. During the first of the festive season mother’s send food and saris to their daughter’s house and the group of women gather together to fest. During the midnight women begin fasting in emulation of Parvati. Following day is just for worshipping and finally in the third day women wearing red saris flee to Pashupatinath temple or any other Shiva temple.

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