Guide to Celebrating a Blessed Haryali Teej Festival in 2023

Guide to Celebrating a Blessed Haryali Teej Festival in 2023

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Hariyali Teej 2023 - Check date, time and best jewellery for Teej Festival

The beautiful landscape of India truly blossoms when the rains drench the land and cover it in a green blanket of fresh flora. It is during this significant month of Shravan that women in North India celebrate the auspicious festival of haryaali teej. The festival of teej is an important cultural and religious event in several Indian states including Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Rajasthan. Married women fast throughout the day and offer prayers to Lord Shiva and his wife Goddess Parvati. They seek blessings from God for a blissful married life by showing devotion. The hariyali teej 2023 date this year is 19th August, as it is the third day of Shukla paksha of Shravan month.

When is teej going to be observed?

Teej festival is celebrated in the Hindu month of Shravan, commonly called Saavan. The teej puja time is calculated based on the Tritiya tithi, which is going to begin at 8.01 PM on 18th August and will end at 10.19 PM on 19th August. The puja can be performed anytime within the time frame. Married women who keep the day-long fast on this auspicious occasion can break it after performing all the rituals related to the festival. Apart from haryaali teej, there are two more teej, known as Kajari teej and Hartalika teej, which are also celebrated during the rainy months of Shravan and Bhadrapada. Kajari teej is celebrated after one fortnight from haryaali teej.

Why is teej celebrated?

Before we delve into the significance of celebrating the upcoming teej festival 2023, let us shed some light on the reasons why teej is celebrated. Married women believe that by keeping fast all through the day and offering prayers to Lord Shiva, they can have a blissful marital life as Lord Shiva and his wife Parvati.

There is a legend associated with this festival. Goddess Parvati is said to be a reincarnation of Sati, who was the first wife of Lord Shiva. After the demise of Sati through self-immolation, Lord Shiva was drowning in grief and deep in meditation to calm his heart. When Goddess Parvati saw his meditating figure, she instantly fell in love with him. However, Lord Shiva had no intention of being in a worldly relationship. It was then Parvati prayed for several years and finally married Lord Shiva. 

Ever since then, Goddess Parvati is also called Hartalika mata or Teej mata. This day is believed to be the day of the wedding of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati; hence, is celebrated by the devotees.

Brilliant jewelry to match with your green outfit 

Hariyali teej is celebrated in Sharavan; therefore, the colour of clothes that women choose to wear at this festival is green. Well, while you are all geared up for teej 2023 and planning to buy delightful green ethnic outfits, have you spared a thought for the jewelry that you can team with your clothes? We are here with a few jewelry suggestions that will elevate your teej 2023 look. Stick to the blog and check them out:

Choker Necklaces

stylish green choker necklace with pearls

ShopMeherunisa choker

A choker necklace goes perfectly well with a saree or lehenga. And the more intricate designs it has, the better it looks. If your outfit has a touch of golden colour in it, you can choose a gold choker or one made of brass, dipped in gold plating, and embellished with green onyx and a few pearl beads.

Short necklace

short necklace for teej

ShopSunayna Necklace

Another type of neckpiece that you would definitely love at the very first sight and which will also match your green saree or lehenga is a short necklace. If your outfit is slightly shiny and heavy, you can choose a short necklace with green Cz and pearl beads embedded in it. This look does not require a heavy facial makeover and is apt for a family gathering followed by the teej puja.


classic indian bracelet for teej

ShopModern Begum Green Onyx Bracelet

Are you looking for something for your hands and want it in minimalist design? Well, you can opt for a bracelet having a circular disc of green onyx. You can also try to find a bracelet, that has intricate designs with a bit of mother of pearl teamed with green onyx. This will give a balanced look to the bracelet and you can easily wear it with a lehenga, saree, or even a suit. 


simple green studs for teej

Shop - The Spirited Gold Stud Earrings with Green Chalcedony

If you have that important meeting that cannot be skipped even on the day of teej and you need to wear something simple, go for green studs for a minimal yet occasion-apt look. Stud earrings with green chalcedony embedded in them look elegant. You can certainly pair it with your ethnic attire as well as various other clothes. 


statement rings for teej

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When you are planning to get all decked up, it goes without saying that you must choose a suitable ring as well. The idea here is to get a ring that creates a statement. To do that, you can choose one that has a filigree design with green stones like green Cz or emerald embellished on it. This will set your ring apart and make it the center of attraction. This kind of ring goes with most of the green Indian attires and also highlights the mehendi on your hands.

You can choose the design based on your preference of style, whether you like wearing heavy or light jewelry. Having green stones adorned on the jewelry items that you plan to wear will help you to match your outfit in the perfect way possible. It will also help you to be in sync with the festival and you can continue wearing these jewellery pieces throughout the year as well.

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