TEEJ: The Monsoon Festival

 

“आज सावनिया री तीज रे सखी हिंडो मंडो हिंडन चाला ये

बठे आवेला म्हारा श्याम धणी जरा दर्शन पावा रे हिंडन चाला ये”
- folksong

 

Let’s dive into the authenticity of the Teej festival celebrated yearly during the saavan season to mark the reunion of Goddess Parvati with Lord Shiva. With enthusiasm, women come together dressed in green clothes adorned with striking jewellery and henna like a new bride and keep fast for the long life of their husband to Mata Parvati. The unmarried women do fasting to get a husband like Lord Shiva. The festival is celebrated in different regions with varied rituals. Women make clay statues of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva and worship her to bless them with good fortune. A swing is set, embraced with flowers and folk songs are sung while swinging.

As the tale recites, Mata Sati dies of mortification and has to take 108 rebirths to keep praying for Lord Shiva to accept her as his wife. Her dedication and devotion made Lord Shiva happy and he married her when she took birth as Parvati, hence it is said that praying to them on this day blesses a woman with marital bliss. Celebrated on the arrival of Monsoon the Teej is known as haryali “greenery”. 

Weaver Story is always your companion to all festival needs. Explore the varieties of our Handcrafted sarees to find your best fit for this Teej celebration. Choose from the best of our Banarasi, Patola, Kanjivaram, etc to light up the occasion. Saree has always been a staple in Indian culture, looking back to history till today it has been a part of our clothing for all auspicious occasions and festivities. It has been passed and possessed, gifted and granted to be the modest and purest piece of textile. Adore the handwoven love from the finest weavers by wearing them to your teej pooja. The beauty of green comes along with the starting of the monsoon, no hot rays, it will be just rain, and the land will be green again. The saree is the best expression one holds, the representation of your devotion towards the deity and the cultural inheritance. We are always up to enlighten every occasion for you by providing the best hand-woven luxury in different crafts brought together from parts of India. The green brings prosperity, renewal, fertility, and life. The festival of Teej embraces the reunion and celebrates the arrival of a new season bringing joy and opportunities to you. 

While every state has its own traditions and rituals to celebrate a festival, the devotees of Lord Krishna decorate the idol of radha- krishna and jhoolas in temples of Vrindavan and chant mantras while dancing and celebrating the new life. Whereas, in some places the procession of goddess parvati adorned with floral decorations is taken around the city and celebrated with folk dance. We follow what we acquire, as we always see the deities as they are presented in the most common costume which is dhoti and saree. During the festival or pooja we try to blend in with the aura and be a part of the tradition and ethnicity of the surroundings, Saree becomes the tradition and it merges with the adopted environment. Every woman is a goddess and every woman should be adorned.

 

The jhulan ritual is magnificent in itself. The swings are hanged on trees decorated with flowers to celebrate fertility of the festival; swinging they sing songs and dance and all the women do the same one by one following the ritual of the festivity. 16 adornments are offered to Goddess Parvati during the pooja as a part of the ritual and married women also adorn themselves in 16 shringar to get blessing and harmony in married life by praying to the deity, some of it include bindi, heena, sindoor, bangles, etc.

Explore the jewellery section from Weaver Story to add some of those as a part of your shringar during the teej pooja. The elegant moissanite and pearls will definitely take your breath away. The pure silver adorned with plated gold and luxurious stones is all you wonder to embrace yourself with matching your favourite handcrafted saree. May all your prayers be fulfilled by grace of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva and be showered with marital bliss. Weaver Story wishes you a very happy teej and happy shopping. Customers like you are no less than deity to us who help us fulfil the dreams of our supreme weavers and crafts person. Your support matters a lot. Explore the hand crafted divinity presented by us exclusively for you.