When is Hartalika Teej 2023? Fasting Story, Puja Method and Significance

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Hartalika Teej Vrat is celebrated on Tritiya Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month (around August and September). This fast is observed by women to maintain peace and happiness in their 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 delays in marriage keep this fast in the hope that they would get a good husband.

Let’s know the date, muhurat, significance and fasting story of Hartalika Teej 2023.

Hartalika Teej 2023: Date, Muhurat and Timings

This festival is celebrated on Tritiya Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month. This year Hartalika Teej 2023, falls on Monday, September 18, 2023.

  • Pratahkala Hartalika Puja Muhurat: 06:07 a.m to 08:34 a.m
  • Tritiya Tithi Starts: 11:08 a.m on September 17, 2023
  • Tritiya Tithi Ends: 12:39 p.m on September 18, 2023

Hartalika Teej Fasting Method

Mata Parvati and Lord Shiva are worshipped with complete rituals on Hartalika Teej. This fast should be observed every year without fail and should be performed according to the rules, vidhis and rituals. The fast can be kept by unmarried, married women and widowed women as well. 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 them 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 mothers-in-law and then donate various things to the Brahmins. On the second day of Ganesh Chaturthi, the idol of all three deities should be immersed in pure water.

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Significance of Hartalika Teej 2023

According to Hindu scriptures, the festival of Hartalika Teej 2023 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/Gauri on this day brings marital bliss, peace and happiness to all couples. It also increases the longevity of their husbands. Observing this fast also helps to bring wealth and prosperity to the house. Unmarried women can also observe this fast to get a good husband.

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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 Vrat Katha (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 in 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. 

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Maa Gauri/Parvati after observing strict tenacity and fasting for 108 births got 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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