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Teej Festival: Blessings for Blissful Married Life!

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Teej festival

Haryali Teej is one of the famous festivals of North India and celebrated by the married women of North India. It is celebrated in states like Bihar, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana during the month of Shravan. Shravan is the monsoon period of India which falls in the months of July and August. It is believed that when a married woman keep a ‘Nirjara’ fast during the festival of the Hariyali Teej, her husband is blessed with healthy and long life. Besides, the unmarried women in some parts of North India keep this fast with belief that they will get special blessings from Goddess Parvathi. Goddess will bless them with a good future husband and will enjoy the marital bliss.

Teej Fast: This is one of the most difficult fast and has equal importance as Karwa Chauth. This Nirjala fast is one of the difficult fast and one day long. It is a pre-day fast and all women of the family, neighbors and relatives gather to have a gulp of food at mid-night. During this fast, women are not supposed to take a single sip of water or have food whole day. This festival is one of the most difficult fast and because of summer you feel the urge to drink water, which you are not supposed to have whole day. To keep themselves busy and occupied women indulge in different games, swings, songs, movies and other forms of entertainment.

Tradition to adore: On this colorful festival, both married and unmarried females dress up in traditional clothes. Generally, women dressed up in traditional and auspicious colors like red, green and yellow. Most of the ladies prefer to wear saree, lehenga and suits salwar on this special day. Women start shopping for this festival well in advance. This colorful festival gives them all reasons to dress up in the best clothes and look gorgeous.

Mehandi and Alta: This is one of the most important rituals of this festival. Women smear heena designs on their hands. In some states, women apply alta on their hands and feet as ritual as they consider alta very auspicious and symbol of blessed married life. Mehandi and alta is an integral part of this festival and part of shringar of married women. Some ladies prefer to apply intricate designs with heena, however some prefer to apply simple heena designs.

Traditional Jewelry:  Ladies also wear gold and diamond jewelry matching with their traditional dresses. In some places, women wear traditional jewelry like maang tika, nose ring and all other gold jewelry during the pooja. Most of the women wear new anklets, toe rings and earring on that day. As this day has special significance for married women, so they celebrate it in full swing.

Teej Pooja: Women observe the fast, usually gather in a temple or at a common place. They wear traditional clothes, jewelry and makeup to look gorgeous on the day. They read a mythological story about Goddess Parvati in the daytime and complete other traditional rituals. They see the moon in the night, and offer prayers to moon. After completing the pooja, they finally have meals.

Shrinjhara: Women receive special Teej gifts from their in-laws, popularly known as Shinjhara originated from “Shringaar”. This gift pack contains all items for shringaar of their bahus. Right from sarees, heena, bangles and ghewar.

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Teej Special Gifting Ideas for Your Wife: Gift Something Special

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Teej Gifting Ideas for Wife

When it comes to celebration, we are always excited and ready for it. Teej is one such special festival, which is celebrated by the married women. It is something similar to Karva Chauth festival. However, this festival is more popular in North India. All married women celebrate this festival. They keep a fast whole day for the longevity of their husbands and for prosperous and happy married life. To make this more special you can gift something really awesome to your wife. However, buying the perfect gift for your wife is not a simple task, but we are trying to make your journey smooth and simple.

Teej festival kit: You can gift your wife special Teej festival kit. These kits have all special things related to festival like makeup items: mehendi, sindoor and other things. It may also have some dry fruits, sweets and other things which are considered auspicious for this festival. Teej festival kit is a perfect choice for this special festival.

Clothes: This is something most adorable and loved gift. You can buy a nice saree, suit or her favorite dress as surprise gift for your wife. But, in case you want to gift something traditional to fit into the mood of this festival, then a saree or suit salwar would be perfect gift for this festival.

Jewelry: Jewelry is most loved and forever kind of gift. To make it really special and memorable you can gift your wife an elegant piece of jewelry. You can gift her earrings, ring, gold/diamond pendant or something similar. If you are not short of money, then you can buy something expensive like a gold/diamond bangles or necklace to your wife.

Cosmetic kit: Cosmetic kit is another good option to gift your wife on this festival of Teej. There are various brands available in the market offering different cosmetic kits. You can also customize the kit according to your requirements.

Body care kit: Buy body care kit for your wife to make her feel special. You can buy a body care kit online as well. There are different brands which offer exclusive body care kit with slashed price compared to shops. Don’t forget to add a body wash and perfume in your kit.

Sweets & chocolates: To see that sweet smile on her face after the whole day fast, you can gift her body of her favorite sweets and chocolates. Besides, to add surprise element into this even you can get it delivered on your address. You can gift her chocolates of her favorite brand.

Handbag: Handbags are always loved by all age group women. Whether they are young or in middle age or even in their 50s or 60s still they have an unmatched desire for handbags. Most of the women don’t want to move outside without a handbag. There are plenty of options to choose from like office bag, sling, tote, clutch and many more. You can gift her handbag that will go well with her personality and taste.

Spa & beauty salon voucher: Gift your lady love spa and beauty salon voucher on this special festival of Teej. You can buy a gift voucher of different cost from minimum Rs. 2000 to maximum limit that your pocket allows. Many salons offer special beauty and spa vouchers which includes different beauty services, skin and hair treatments. This is perfect way to show you care and pamper your lady love.

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First Karva Chauth, Make it Special!

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Karva Chauth festival for husband

After marriage in the first year you celebrate all festivals with the new family. Every festival has its importance, but first Karva Chauth is really significant and carries great importance for married Hindu women. For a newly wedded woman it is most important to carry out the traditions of the family and celebrate the Karva Chauth in the same manner. She is showered with blessings of blissful married life ahead. All the married women keep the fast for one-long day for the longevity of their husband.

Nowadays, most of the married women celebrate Karva Chauth festival in group, where all the married women of the community get together and offer all prayers for their husband’s longevity and complete all the vrat rituals together. The festival reflects the joy, excitement and magnificence of being married and reflects the status of a woman with henna, jewelry, the tradition of ‘Sargi’ marital attire and ‘Sindoor’.

The First Sargi: Sargi is the dawn meal, which is generally prepared by mother-in-law. Sargi is consumed before the dawn of Karwa Chauth. This meal includes sweets, fruits and other delicious eatables. The newly wedded daughter-in-law presents some gifts to mother-in-law to show her love and respect for her mother-in-law.

First Baya: Baya is the gift to mother-in-law on the occasion of Karva Chauth from daughter-in-law. This sargi generally consists of salted and sweet mathris, dry-fruits and some special gift. This Baya becomes more important if it’s for the first Karva Chauth. Even for the family of daughter-in-law it is really important. Her mother brings gift for all family members. These gifts consist of some utensils, sweets, clothes for all family members and jewelry and make-up kit for her. However, sweets, utensils and clothes are distributed among the females of the family who are going to participate in the Karva Chauth pooja with the newly wedded bride.

First Karva Chauth Pooja: All the females of the family made special arrangements for the evening and Karva Chauth pooja in a family where they all are going to take part in the pooja with the newly wedded married woman. The newly wedded woman is supposed to wear the bridal lehenga or some heavy sari with jewelry and make up. After performing pooja with the other ladies of the family, she seeks blessings for her happy married life from all elder women of the family. The newly wedded woman distributes mathris and other things amongst the ladies that were a part of baya.

Gifts from Husband: Husband of the woman who observes her first Karva Chauth feels great to see her fasting rigorously whole day for his longevity. To make her feel special and pamper her, he presents her some special Karva Chauth gifts. Nowadays, these days husbands also takes her out for her out for a dinner to save her from the drudgery of day’s cooking work.

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Hindu Indian Wife Fasts for Her Husband on Karva Chauth

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Karva Chauth FestivalKarva Chauth (Karwa Chauth) is a Hindu festival. This festival has its own significance.  On this day, all Hindu married women keep fast for their husband’s long life, well-being and prosperity. According to Hindu lunar calendar, this festival is celebrated on the fourth day of Krishna Paksha in the month of ‘Kartik’. This vrat rituals starts from early morning and ends on late night or with moonrise. All married woman keep the fast for whole day till moon rise. The main objective of the fast is to have happy and blissful married life.

As per Hindu mythological stories, Karva Chauth fast was first done by Goddess Parvati for her husband Lord Shiva. Goddess Parvati had put great efforts before marriage to get Lord Shiva as her husband. Married women keep the fast for whole day to tribute to Goddess Parvati for her sacrifices to Lord Shiva to get him as husband. The word ‘Karva’ means clay pot and ‘Chauth’ stands for fourth. Karwa Chauth describes the fourth day of the ‘Kartik’ month of Indian Hindu calendar which followed by full moon night. Women break their fast after viewing the moon at night and her husband through a sieve. Women offer flowers and water to the moon during the prayer. After completing that ritual her husband feed her some fruit or sweet to break the fast.

Hindu and Sikh married women celebrate this special day with ladies of their family and with other females. It is widely celebrated in the states of Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra. Nowadays, Karwa Chauth is celebrated in almost all cities of India due to the cultural effect of Bollywood and Hindi cinema. The Indian Hindu communities who are living in the UK, the US, Canada, Singapore and Australia celebrate this important festival among themselves. Sometimes it is seen the unmarried girls also keep fast to get married to the desired husbands.

Woman in India are worshipped as Goddess with in different stages of their like such as daughter, wife and mother. Her mother-in-law and husband offer her gifts like jewelry, clothes and ornaments. All married women dress up majorly in pink or red colored sari with Mehndi (Henna) on her hand during this festival as these two colors as considered most auspicious in Hindu religion. Newly married brides will wear their wedding attire on her first Karva Chauth. This bridal look on this festival dedicated to her love for her husband. Bollywood films like ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ and ‘Baghban’ are most popular for Karva Chauth.

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