|TEEJ AT #MUKTIDHAM SCHOOL|
According to Hindu mythology Pārbati was in love with Shiva. Being an ascetic Lord Shiva was not aware of her. Pārbati performed penance on the Himalayas for many years and finally Shiva took notice of her. Then Lord Shiva came to know about her love and devotion towards him and agreed to marry her. Since then Pārbati has been worshipped as Haritalika.
Unmarried girls keep the fast and pray to Goddesses Pārbati in hope to get good husbands. Hartalika Teej Brata ब्रत is observed by both married and unmarried women. Married women keep the Brat in order to achieve happy and peaceful married life. Married ladies come back to their parent’s home to celebrate the festival. Some even maintain Nirjala Brata (without water) on these three days and refrain from sleep all the three days. This is symbolic of the penance which Goddesses Pārbati undertook to get Shiva as her husband. During the Brat food is being offered to Brahmins and young girls.
Teej is also the time to adorn oneself with new clothes and jewelry. In Nepal women wear green clothes, green bangles, golden Bindis and Kajal for luck. Applying mehndi on hands and feet is one of the unique features of Teej celebrations. They offer fresh fruits and green vegetables to the goddesses and beautifully painted coconut to their female relatives. After the rituals get over women take a feast of rice patolis and jaggery steamed in banana leaves, mixed vegetables cooked with spices and coconut milk, a sweet made from coconut milk and rice. Tender coconut water is taken as a treat of the day.
Some pictures of TEEJ SONGS COMPETITION at Muktidham HIgher Secondary School, Rakhu Bhagawati.
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Vocal : Manju Thapa
Music : Shambhujeet Baskota
Lyrics : Chetan Karki
Arranger : Pabidhan Khaling
Recorded At : Virgen Voice Studio
Artists : Karishma Manandhar , Basundhara Bhusal , Subhadra Adhikari & Supriya Thapa