Hartalika Teej 2022: Today is Hartalika Teej, Know the story behind this vrat
This fast is considered to be the most difficult among all other eternal good fortune-giving fasts. Dr. Ganesh Mishra, astrologer of Central Sanskrit University, Puri, says that Tritiya Tithi has started tomorrow on 29th August at 03:20 PM and will remain till 03:33 PM on 30th August. Today, along with Ravi Yoga, there is also auspicious and Shukla Yoga.
According to the Hindu calendar, Hartalika Teej is celebrated on Bhadrapada Shukla Tritiya. Goddess Parvati, Lord Shiva and Ganesha are worshiped on this day. Married women and unmarried girls do Nirjala fast. This fast is considered to be the most difficult among all other eternal good fortune-giving fasts. Dr. Ganesh Mishra, astrologer of Central Sanskrit University, Puri, says that Tritiya Tithi has started tomorrow on 29th August at 03:20 PM and will remain till 03:33 PM on 30th August. Today, along with Ravi Yoga, there is also auspicious and Shukla Yoga.
Teej Puja Timings: 05:58 AM to 08:31 AM Afternoon Puja Timings: 11:56 AM to 12:47 PM Takaravi Yoga: Today 05:58 AM to 11:50 PM, then the next morning 03:31 am to 05:58 amShubh Yoga: From today morning till 12:05 pm, after that Shukla Yoga starts.
Parvatraj Himalaya wanted to marry his daughter Parvati to Lord Vishnu. When Parvati's friends came to know about this, they took them to the dense forest. There Mata Parvati started doing hard penance by making a sand Shivling in a cave. After many years of penance, Lord Shiva was pleased and Mata Parvati's wish of getting the desired husband was fulfilled. With the permission of the father, Lord Shiva and mother Parvati got married.
In the morning of Hartalika Teej, take a pledge to fast and worship Nirjala. After that, in the auspicious time, make clay idols of Mother Parvati, Ganesh ji and Lord Shiva or put the picture. After this, first of all worship Ganesh ji with Akshat, red flower, durva, betel nut, betel leaf, kumkum, sandalwood, incense, lamp etc. Then offer flowers, Akshat, Belpatra, Gangajal, cow's milk, Shami leaves, honey, sugar etc. to Lord Shiva and worship him. Now worship Mother Parvati. Offer them Akshat, flowers, vermilion, sixteen makeup items, chunari, red saree, mehndi, fruits, sweets etc. After that read Shri Parvati Chalisa, Hartalika Teej Vrat Katha.
Now you can conclude the Pooja with the aarti of Godess Parvati, Lord Shiva and Ganesha , now pray to Godess Parvati for forgiveness and request for the fullfillment of your wishes After that distribute Prasad in your family. Take blessings by gifting 18 makeup items to your mother-in-law or sister-in-law.
On the next morning after sunrise, break the fast by doing prayers. In this way complete the Hartalika Teej fast.