Teej Pooja Vidhi, Timings, Thali, Samagri, and Decoration

Teej Pooja Vidhi, Timings, Thali, Samagri, and Decoration

This name goes to Hartalika Teej because of the legend that around it. The word “Hartalika” is a combination of the words “Aalika” and “Harat,” which mean “female friend” and “abduction,” respectively. Hartalika Teej’s story states that Goddess Parvati’s friend took her into a dense forest so her father could not force her to marry Lord Vishnu against her will.

Goddess Parvati’s father believed his daughter had been abducted when she disappeared so quickly. Therefore, Hartalika or Haritalika Day, is observed on this day.

According to tradition, Goddess Parvati performed tapasya in the forest to please Lord Shiva. Goddess Parvati was granted the blessing that her wish to wed Lord Shiva will come true because of her strong willpower. This day is also recognized as a celebration of the friendship of female companions, as a friend of Goddess Parvati assisted her in obtaining the hand of Lord Shiva.

The third day of Shukla Paksha, or Tritiya, is when Hartalika Teej is celebrated. Married women celebrate this event mostly in honor of Goddess Parvati.

Teej Pooja Vidhi and Samagri

  • Before the puja, the women should take a bath and change into new traditional clothes.
    To perform a Hartalika puja at home, clean the puja mandap with Gangajal first.
  • Then, create three idols—one of Mata Parvati, one of Lord Shiva, and one of Lord Ganesha—using natural clay or sand.
  • Replace the mandap cloth with a fresh red or white fabric. Place the deities carefully on the mandapa, keeping them on a plate.
  • Next, evenly distribute two handfuls of raw rice into a circle in front of the deities, drawing eight lines from the circle’s center to its eight corners.
  • Add the following items to the kalash that you draft for puja: akshat, money, water, and supari.
  • Once all of these components have been added, place the coconut on top of the kalash, arrange the mango leaves on it, and place the kalash on the rice rings in front of the gods.
  • To the right of the gods, place a lit oil or ghee light.
  • Receive the blessings of Lord Ganesha by presenting fruits, coconut, supari, paan, and dakshina, along with Japa pusha and durva.
  • Ganapathi pooja
  • After washing your hands with a few drops of Panchapatra water, offer water to Lord Shiva and Parvati’s feet to begin the puja.
  • Present Lord Shiva with the following: a white cloth, sandal paste, sacred thread, and flowers, fruits, Vilva Patra, and white crown flowers in that order.
  • Offer Devi Parvati flowers, like a rose and suhag samagri, along with other items like red dupatta, sindoor, alta, bangles, kajal, vermillion, turmeric, and mehendi.
  • Offer naivedhya, which is free of onions and garlic.
  • Lit dhoop sticks and read the Vrat Katha first.
  • The last ritual of the puja is reciting the Hartalika Teej Vrat Katha and performing the aarti.

Teej Pooja 2024 Timings

  • Teej Pooja on September 6, Friday
  • Teej Pooja Timings: 06:03 a.m. to 08:32 a.m. on September 6, 2024.
  • Puja duration: 2 hours, 29 minutes
  • Tritiya Tithi Timings: September 5, 2024, 12:21 p.m. to September 6, 2024, 03:01 p.m.