Hartalika Teej 2023: Date, Significance, and Celebrations

Hartalika Teej 2023, observed primarily by women will be celebrated on September 18th. Celebrated in several Indian states, it involves fasting, worship, and the exchange of gifts among married women.

Hartalika Teej 2023: Date, Significance, and Celebrations Of A Festival of Fasting, Worship, and Marital Bliss for Women

Hartalika Teej 2023: Hartalika Teej is a significant festival, primarily observed by women. It is celebrated on the third day of the bright lunar fortnight or Tritiya Tithi of Shukla Paksha and holds great importance in eastern UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh, similar to Kajari Teej and Hariyali Teej. 

On this day, devotees worship Lord Shiva, Maa Parvati, and Lord Ganesha idols is crafted from sand or clay. Both married and unmarried women observe a rigorous ‘nirjala’ fast, praying for the longevity of their husbands and, for singles, to find an ideal life partner. This sacred occasion is eagerly anticipated in these regions.

Hartalika Teej 2023


As per Drig Panchang, Hartalika Teej for the year 2023 falls on Monday, September 18th. Detailed information about the puja timing, tithi commencement, and conclusion is available below.

Hartalika Teej Puja Muhurat 2023: 06:07 AM to 08:34 AM

Hartalika Teej Tithi Begins 2023: 17 September 2023 at 11:08 AM

End of Haritalika Teej Tritiya Tithi: 18 September 2023 at 12:39 PM

Hartalika Teej’s Historical Significance.

Hartalika Teej is a Hindu festival celebrated primarily by married women in India. It holds historical significance as it commemorates the union of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. Women observe a day-long fast, worship deities, and offer prayers for marital bliss and well-being. The festival symbolizes devotion and love between spouses. It typically falls in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada and signifies the importance of harmony in married life.



Celebrations of Hartalika Teej 

Women, both married and single, partake in the observance of nirjala vrat, a fasting ritual lasting approximately 24 hours during which they abstain from food and drink. This sacred day involves the worship of Lord Ganesha, Maa Parvati, and Lord Shiva. An extravagant feast is prepared, featuring delectable dishes such as bedmi poori, raseele aloo, dal baati, besan kadhi, malpua, ghevar, kheer, thekua, and gujia.

Married women are the focus of this celebration, as they receive lavish gifts from their families, including clothing, jewelry, cosmetics, and other items, all while being pampered in their mayke (parental home) and sasural (in-laws’ home). 


To mark the occasion, women adorn their hands with intricate mehendi patterns and don traditional attire, typically favoring shades of green and red. In various regions across the country, women choose to stay awake throughout the night, gathering in groups to sing traditional songs. The fasting period concludes the following morning, and Teej Puja, a special prayer ceremony, is often conducted collectively.



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