Everything You Need To Know About Keeping Fast On Kajari Teej 2023

Kajari Teej 2023 celebrations and other details

Kajari Teej is a Hindu festival celebrated in Bhadrapada, which falls between August and September. People primarily observe it in India’s northern and western regions, particularly in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh. This festival is for Goddess Parvati, who reunited with Lord Shiva after a long separation. The day marks by women fasting, performing rituals, and offering prayers for the well-being of their husbands and families. The celebrations include singing, dancing, and applying mehndi (henna) on the hands. Know more about the Kajari Teej 2023 and the celebrations about it.

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Date & Time of Kajari Teej in 2023

Kajari Teej 2023 will be on Saturday, September 2, 2023. According to Hindu Panchang, the Tritiya Tithi will begin at 11:50 PM on Sep 01, 2023, and it will end at 08:49 PM on Sep 02, 2023.

Importance of Kajari Teej

Kajari Teej is an important festival for Hindus, especially for women who observe this day with great devotion and enthusiasm. This festival holds a significant place in the Hindu calendar, and devotees celebrate it with great fervor in the northern and western regions of India. Here are some of the reasons why Kajari Teej is so important:

Kajari Teej is primarily a celebration of the bond between a husband and wife. On this day, married women fast for the well-being and long life of their husbands. It marks an opportunity for married couples to strengthen their bond and show love and affection towards each other.

Kajari Teej marks the reunion of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Goddess Parvati reunited with him on this day after a long separation from Lord Shiva. The festival is also associated with the story of Goddess Parvati, who observed a strict fast to win Lord Shiva’s affection.

Kajari Teej is also known as ‘Badi Teej’ or ‘Kajali Teej’ and devotees celebrate it during the monsoon season. This festival has agricultural significance as it marks the beginning of the harvest season. Farmers celebrate this day by worshipping their tools and equipment and seeking blessings for a good harvest.

Kajari Teej is an important cultural festival in India, especially in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh. The day is marked by women dressing in traditional attire, applying mehndi (henna) on their hands, and singing and dancing to folk songs. The festival provides a platform for women to showcase their creativity, talent, and cultural heritage.

Kajari Teej is a day of spiritual significance, as observing this fast brings peace, prosperity, and happiness to the lives of married couples. Moreover, worshipping Goddess Parvati on this day helps to overcome obstacles, bring good fortune, and fulfill desires.

Fasting rituals for Kajari Teej

Here are some of the fasting rituals that folks observe during Kajari Teej:

  • Nirjala fast: Women observing Kajari Teej fast do not consume food or water for the entire day. It is known as a nirjala fast, the most difficult and rigorous fast. Women also avoid eating anything sour or salty a day before the fast.
  • Puja and offerings: Women wake up early in the morning and bathe. They then offer prayers to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and perform aarti. Women also offer various sweets, fruits, and flowers to the deities. In some regions, women also offer bangles and sindoor (vermilion) to Goddess Parvati.
  • Henna (mehndi) application: Women apply henna on their hands and feet to symbolize love and devotion towards their husbands. They decorate their hands with intricate designs and patterns, which are auspicious.
  • Solah Shringar: Women dress up in their traditional attire and adorn themselves with solah shringar, which consists of 16 adornments that enhance a woman’s beauty. The adornments include sindoor, bangles, anklets, earrings, nose rings, and a necklace.
  • Listening to Teej Katha: Women gather together and listen to Teej Katha, the story of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva’s reunion. Elderly women narrate the Katha, and listening to the story brings good fortune and blessings.
  • Breaking the fast: Women break their fast in the evening after offering prayers to the moon. They consume a special meal of rice, dal, and vegetables, prepared without onion and garlic.

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Vrat Katha of Kajari Teej

Once upon a time, a beautiful woman named Kajari was married to a wealthy merchant. Despite having a lavish lifestyle, Kajari was unhappy as she had no children. She prayed to Goddess Parvati and observed a strict fast on the day of Teej.

Goddess Parvati was pleased with Kajari’s devotion and appeared in her dream. She asked Kajari to observe the Teej fast with complete dedication and devotion. The Goddess also told her that her prayers would get an answer soon.

Kajari followed the Goddess’s instructions and observed the Teej fast with great devotion. Kajari had a baby boy on the Teej fast’s third day. She was overjoyed and thanked Goddess Parvati for her blessings.

From that day onwards, Kajari observed the Teej fast every year and shared her joy with other women. She also helped other women facing difficulties in their lives and advised them to keep the Teej fast with devotion.

The Teej fast observed by Kajari soon became popular among women, and the festival of Kajari Teej was born. Moreover, women who observe the Kajari Teej fast with complete devotion seek happiness, good health, and long life for their husbands.

What are the benefits of observing fast on Kajari Teej 2023?

  • Fasting on Kajari Teej is a way of purifying the mind and body.
  • It helps in developing self-discipline and strengthens one’s willpower.
  • Fasting also helps in spiritual progress and a deeper connection with God.
  • Moreover, it detoxifies the body and improves digestion. It also promotes weight loss and helps in maintaining a healthy weight.
  • Fasting on Kajari Teej helps in reducing stress and anxiety. It provides a sense of mental peace and calmness. Moreover, it improves mental clarity and focus.
  • Women observe the fast together and perform various rituals as a family. The festival promotes family bonding and strengthens relationships.
  • Observing a fast on Kajari Teej is a way to preserve and promote Hindu culture. The festival has been celebrated for centuries and is significant in Hindu mythology.
  • By observing the fast, women keep the tradition alive and pass it on to the next generation.

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Posted On - April 13, 2023 | Posted By - Sharanya Sinha | Read By -


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