Kajari Teej is a festival observed by Hindu women for marital bliss, and the well being of their husbands. The festival is celebrated to welcome the rainy season after the harsh summer season.
It is considered auspicious to worship Goddess Parvati on this day, and believed that the women who worship Goddess Parvati on Kajari Teej are blessed with an affectionate relationship with their husbands.
Legend has it.
Legend has it that Goddess Parvati had to be born 108 times over and again to get married to Lord Shiva. So, the day is also celebrated as a mark of respect for the selfless love that Goddess Parvati showed for Lord Shiva. It was this selfless devotion that led Lord Shiva to finally accept Goddess Parvati as his wife.
Since then, it is believed that this day is auspicious for the womenfolk, and whoever performs puja on this day will be blessed with a happy married life.
The festival is celebrated with much enthusiasm throughout Rajasthan, especially in the city of Bundi. The city is decked lavishly for the day, and the idol of Goddess Parvati is taken on a procession throughout the city.
The palanquin carrying the image of goddess Parvati is accompanied by numerous camels, elephants, musicians, and folk dancers, adding a unique blend to the festivity, making it special for devotees.
|Items required for puja|
|A Neem Branch||Kajal|
|Teej Vrat Katha Book||MatchBox|
|Teej Geet Book||Rice|
|Coins||Small pot of Water|
After completing the Vrat Katha, women need to see the reflection of all the things that are offered to Teej Mata in the pond.
After reading the Vrat Katha and singing Teej songs, bow down to Teej Mata to pray and to get blessings from her.
Finally, walk gently around Teej Mata three times.