Teej Festival is one of the much-awaited fairs and festivals of Rajasthan, India. This festival is falls in the month of August. Teej festival celebrated with great enthusiasm in all across the state. This festival marks the beginning of monsoon season. The pink city of Jaipur is a perfect place where you can enjoy the festivities. Travel to Jaipur Rajasthan during the fun-filled Teej festival.
Hear women singing Teej songs and enjoying jhulas (rope swings) that are beautifully festooned. The joyous celebrations during the festival will leave you enthralled on your Rajasthan tour. It is said that the festival is celebrated to mark the day when Goddess Parvati tied the nuptial knot with Lord Shiva. On this day, women pray for the blessings of Goddess Parvati for long lives of their life-partners.
During Teej festival in Rajasthan, women beautifully dress up. You will see many of the women in Lahariya dresses. Sample some of the finest ethnic food during the festival. Pamper your taste buds with Ghewar, the most popular dessert on this occasion. On this day, girls who are about to get married are give shrinjhara by their in-laws. Shrinjhara includes lehariya sarees, cosmetics, lac bangles, henna and ghewar.
The sight of peacock dancing is truly a rewarding experience. During Teej festival in Rajasthan, shop for unique gifts and local art and crafts. The idol or image of Teej Mata is tastefully adorned with colorful clothes and jewelries. The royal ladies worship the idol, which is followed by a grand procession. The idol is placed on the traditional palanquin. This elaborate procession starts from the City Palace for two days. It is one of the major highlights of the festival.