Teej at Kathmandu Basantapur

Hindu ko mahan chard, Pasupatinath, Teej nepali festival
Also called Festival of Greenery
Observed by Hindu women (Bharmin & Chetri)
Type Spring festival of goddess Parvathi
Begins Shraavana
Date July/August

Nepali heroin Jharana thapa

Sushma Karki Teej Dance

 

Teej (Nepali: तीज) is a festival celebrated in Nepal and northern India. Traditionally observed by women (Bharmin and chetris) for the wellness of their husband,this festival these day symbolizes a forum for women’s freedom of expressions.

Literally, “teej” means “third”. Therefore Teej falls on the third day after the moonless night (Amavasya) and the third day after the full moon night of every month. However, the third day after the new moon or Amavasya of Shraavana (श्रावण) month is the most important Teej. As Shraavana (or Saawan) month falls during monsoon or rainy season when the surroundings become green, the Shraavana Teej is also called Hariyali Teej (Green Teej).

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