Love! It may be irresolute for some, jocular other. But description of India without the mention of love cannot be imagined even by an ignoramus fellow. Love for one`s spouse, one`s children, one`s relatives – these are an in dispensable portion of India, its life, its way of living. Teej Festival inundates Royal Rajasthan in the tranquil, yet titanic flow of love.
Commemorating the union of Goddess Parvati with Lord Shiva, Teej festival vindicates oneself from all sins, and is also celebrated for the well-being of spouse and children.
Apart from the aforesaid reasons, Teej is celebrated in order to welcome with verve the advent of the monsoon month of Shravan (August). The unfeigned fragrance of the soil, which embraces the first drops of the sumptuous rains, fills every heart with vivacity. As the word “Teej” indicates, the festival is carried on for three days which includes rigorous fasts, as well as delicious feasts.
The urbane theatrical that is a synopsis to Teej festival are the swings, which are hung from trees, and women, representing blithe and divine beauty, dress themselves in apropos turquoise colored garments. Ghevar sweet adds a cloying flavor to the occasion. The Teej idol is sheltered under a canopy, gilded in an ornate fashion.
All these simple, yet opulent ceremonies, are the soul of a vibrant Rajasthan. Their essence into your own self will seem an enigma, until you witness it yourself.