When is Hartalika Teej 2022? Know it’s Fasting Story, Puja Method and Significance

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Hartalika Teej fast is celebrated on Tritiya Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month. This fast is observed by women to maintain peace and happiness in married life and for the long life of their husbands. On this day, women worship Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati with utmost dedication. Women facing problems or delay in marriage keep this fast in the hope that they would get a good husband some day. This festival is celebrated Let’s know the date, muhurat, significance and fasting story Hartalika Teej 2022 through this DevDarshan blog-

When is Hartalika Teej 2022?

This festival is celebrated on Tritiya Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month.This year Hartalika Teej 2022, falls on Tuesday, August 30, 2022.

  • Morning Muhurta: 05:58 to 08:30
  • Tritiya Tithi start: 29 August 2022 at 03:20 PM
  • Tritiya Tithi ends: 30 August 2022 at 03:33 PM

Hartalika Teej Fasting Method

Mata Parvati and Lord Shiva are worshiped with full rituals on Hartalika Teej. This fast should be observed every year without fail and should be done as per the rules and rituals. The fast can be kept by unmarried women, married women and widowed women too. The devotees should wake up early in the morning, take a bath and wear fresh clothes. Then they should take a vow to fast with full dedication for the entire day. After that, clean soil is used to prepare idols of Lord Shiva, Mata Parvati and Lord Ganesha by mixing Gangajal in it. Then all women should decorate their “Suhag Thali” with all the necessary items and offer it to Mata Parvati.

Lord Shiva should also be offered with Dhoti and angocha. After this ritual, the Hartalika Teej puja is conducted in which all the deities are worshipped with utmost devotion. Women observing the fast should read the Hartalika Teej Vrat Katha and chant various mantras related to the fast. All the women should also take blessings from their mother in law’s and then donate various things to the Brahmins. On the second day of Ganesh Chaturthi, the idol of all the three deities should be immersed in pure water.

Significance of Hartalika Teej 2022

According to Hindu scriptures, the festival of Hartalika Teej 2022 marks the reunion of Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati. It is believed that the first Hartalika Teej fast was observed by Mata Parvati for the long life of Lord Shiva. Worshipping Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati on this day marital bliss, peace and happiness for all couples. It also increases the longevity of the husbands. Observing this fast also helps to bring wealth and prosperity in the house. Unmarried women can also observe this fast praying to get a good husband.

Fasting story of Hartalika Teej 

Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati were reunited on the day of Hartalika Teej. According to the legend, the Hartalika Teej fasting story was narrated by Lord Shiva to Mata Parvati. In this story, Lord Shiva reminded Mata Parvati of her previous birth. He narrated that Mata Parvati took birth 107 times to get Lord Shiva as her husband and after taking birth in the house of Parvat Raj Himalaya for the 108th time, her wish was fulfilled. Mata Parvati was doing severe penance to get Lord Shiva as her husband. Lord Vishnu was very pleased with this austerity and had sent his desire to Parvati’s father Parvat Raj Himalaya, that he wanted to tie the knot with Parvati. But Mata Parvati wanted to marry Lord Shiva, so her friends kidnapped her and took her away to the forest and where she again engrossed herself into hard penance. This fast is called ‘Hartalika’ because the friends of Mata Parvati abducted her from her father’s kingdom and took her to a forest. ‘Harit’ means to abduct and ‘Talika’ means friend. Lord Shiva was finally pleased with Mata Parvati’s devotion and accepted her as his wife, after observing a strict tenacity and fasting for 108 births to get Lord Shiva as her husband. Parvatraj Himalaya solemnized the marriage of Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati. It was the Tritiya Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month i.e. it was the day of Hartalika Teej and on this day Mata Parvati’s fast was completed. That’s why it is believed that Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati shower their blessings on married couples on this day.

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