Hartalika Teej Vrat Story | Hartalika Teej Puja Method, Significance

 Hartalika Teej 2021 Date: The fast of Hartalika Teej is considered one of the difficult fasts. Hartalika Teej fast is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati.

According to the Hindu calendar, every year Hartalika Teej is celebrated on the third day of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada i.e. Bhado month. This time this fast will be celebrated on 9th September.

Hartalika Teej Vrat Story | Hartalika Teej Puja Method, Significance

There are many types of festivals for women in Hinduism. Some festival blesses women with unbroken good fortune, while some gives long life to children. Hartalika Teej has special significance in Hinduism. On the day of Hartalika Teej, there is a law to worship Lord Mahadev and Mata Gauri. According to religious belief, by observing the fast of Hartalika Teej, sweethearts get unbroken good fortune, while unmarried girls get the desired groom.

 When is Hartalika Teej in 2021?

According to the Hindu calendar, every year Hartalika Teej is celebrated on the third day of the Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada i.e. Bhado month. This time this fast will be celebrated on 9th September.

Hartalika Teej Puja Vidhi

The fasting of Hartalika Teej is considered very difficult among all the fasts. On this day women observe Nirjala fast. Wake up in the morning, take a bath, wear clean clothes and take a vow of fasting. Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati are worshiped on this day. The fast of Hartalika Teej is observed during Pradosh Kaal. After hiding the day, the idol made by the rate of Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati is established and worshiped. Keep all the items of honey in the worship material and offer it to Goddess Parvati. After doing the fasting story of Hartalika Teej, break the fast.

 Significance of Hartalika Teej (Hartalika Teej Ka Mahatwa In Hindi)

The more difficult it is to perform the worship of Hartalika Teej, the more difficult it is to keep its fast. According to the mythological Manyaka, during this fast, women fast for 24 hours without water. In some cases, if the time of Tritiya lasts more than 24 hours, then the duration of this fast increases.

How to worship Hartalika Teej 

The fast of Haritalika Teej is done by staying fast and waterless. Women and girls observing the fast wake up in the morning and worship Lord Shiva after taking bath etc. Women and girls bathe Lord Shiva with Ganges water, curd, milk and honey and offer fruits to him and pray for the long life of the husband.

Hartalika Teej Puja Material 

For worship on Hartalika Teej – wet black soil or sand sand, Belpatra, Shami leaf, Banana leaf, Dhatura fruit and flower, Akanv flower, Tulsi, Manjari, Janaiva, Nada, clothes, all types of fruits and flowers, Phulhra (decorated with natural flowers), Suhag material for Maa Parvati – Mehndi, bangle, beech, kajal, bindi, kumkum, vermilion, comb, Mahour, suhag puda etc available in the market, quince, kalash, abir, sandalwood, ghee- Oil, camphor, kumkum, lamp, ghee, curd, sugar, milk, honey etc. for Panchamrit.

Hartalika Teej Vrat Katha

The worship and fasting performed on this day is considered to be the best for married life. On this day, women keep a fast for the long life of their husband, children and a happy life. Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati are worshipped. The fast is completed by staying waterless for the whole day. Lord Shiva told Mata Parvati about the fasting of Hartalika Teej. According to the legend, Maa Gauri was born as Parvati in the house of Himalayas. Mother Parvati wanted to get Lord Shiva as a groom since childhood. And for this he also did rigorous penance for 12 years. Mother Parvati did not take food and water during this penance.

One day Narad ji told Himalaya Raj that Lord Vishnu wants to marry your daughter Parvati. On the other hand, Lord Vishnu went and said that Maharaj Himalaya wants to marry his daughter Parvati with you. Hearing this, Lord Vishnu said yes. Vanarad ji went to Parvati and said that your marriage with Lord Vishnu has been fixed. Hearing this, Mother Parvati became disheartened and went to a secluded place and resumed her penance. Mother Parvati wanted to marry only Lord Shiva and to please him, Mother Parvati built a clay Shivling. According to mythological belief, that day was the day of Bhadrapada Shukla Tritiya in Hasta Nakshatra. Mother Parvati praised Lord Shiva by keeping a fast on that day. Then Lord Shiva was pleased with Mata Parvati’s penance and granted her a boon to fulfill her wish.

Hartalika Teej Vrat Story In Hindi

It is necessary for women observing Hartalika Teej fast to read or listen to the Hartalika Teej fast story. Hartalika Teej Vrat Katha) was said. which is like this 

Hey Gauri! In your childhood, on the banks of the Ganges on the Himalayas, you did severe penance in your childhood. During this period you had cut by chewing dry leaves with only intake of air without eating food. In the coolness of Magh, you constantly did penance by entering the water. In the scorching heat of Vaishakh, the body was heated with Panchagni. Spent the torrential rains of Shravan under the open sky without taking food and water. Seeing this painful penance of yours, your father used to be very sad and angry. Then one day, seeing your penance and father’s displeasure, Naradji came to your house.

When asked by your father the reason for coming, Naradji said – ‘O Giriraj! I have come here on the sending of Lord Vishnu. Pleased with the severe penance of your daughter, he wants to marry her. ‘I want to know your opinion’ about this. Hearing the words of Naradji, Parvatraj said with great pleasure – “Sir! What objection can I have if Vishnu himself wants to marry my daughter? He is the real Brahman. It is the wish of every father that his daughter should become the Lakshmi of the husband’s house with happiness and wealth.

Naradji after getting your father’s approval went to Vishnuji and told him the news of the marriage being fixed. But when you came to know about this marriage, there was no place for your sorrow. Seeing you sad in this way, one of your friends asked you the reason for your sorrow and said that – ‘I have chosen Lord Shiva with a sincere heart, but my father has fixed my marriage with Vishnu. I am in a strange dilemma. Now I have no other option but to give up my life. Your friend was very intelligent. He said – ‘What is the reason for leaving life here? In times of crisis, one should be patient. The meaning of the life of an Indian woman lies in the fact that once she has been selected as a husband by her mind, she should live with her for life. Even God is helpless in the face of true faith and integrity. I will take you to the dense forest which is also the place of cultivation and where even your father will not be able to find you. I have full faith that God will surely help you.

You did the same….. Your father was very worried and sad not to find you at home. He started thinking that I have fixed the marriage of my daughter with Vishnu. If Lord Vishnu has brought the procession and the girl is not found at home, then it will be a great insult, considering this, the mountain king started searching for you all around. Here you continued to search, while you along with your friend started living in my worship in a cave on the bank of the river. Bhadrapada was the Hasta Nakshatra on the third shukla. On that day you built the Shivling of sand. Throughout the night, he awakened by singing a song in my praise. Due to the effect of your severe penance, my seat was shaken and I soon reached you and asked you to ask for a boon, then after finding me in front of you as a result of your penance, you said – ‘I have chosen you as a husband with a true heart. . If you have come here really pleased with my penance, then accept me as your consort. ‘Then saying ‘Tathastu’ I returned to Mount Kailash.

As soon as the morning dawned, you decided to fast with your friend by pouring all the worship materials into the river. At the same time, Giriraj along with his brothers reached there searching for you. Seeing your condition, he was very sad and asked the reason for this harsh penance of yours. Then you said – ‘Father, I have spent most of my life in severe penance. The only purpose of my penance was to get Mahadevji as husband. Today I have lived up to the test of my penance. Since you had decided to marry me to Vishnu, I left the house in search of my adoration. Now I will go home with you on the condition that you will marry me with Mahadevji only. Parvatraj accepted your wish and took you back home. After some time he married us with full law and order.

Lord Shiva further said – “O Parvati! The marriage of both of us became possible as a result of the fast that you had done by worshiping me on the Shukla Tritiya of Bhadra pad. The importance of this fast is that I give desired results to every woman who observes this fast with complete devotion. Lord Shiva told Parvati that whoever observes this fast with full devotion, will get an immovable honeymoon like you.

This fast is called ‘Haritalika’ because Parvati’s friend had taken her from her father and the state to the forest. ‘Harit’ means to abduct and ‘Talika’ means friend.

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