Date: 1st September 2019
Hartalika Teej Puja
Pratahkala Hartalika Puja Muhurat - 08:27 AM to 08:56 AM
Pradoshkala Hartalika Puja Muhurat - 06:50 PM to 09:09 PM
Tritiya Tithi Begins - 08:27 AM on Sep 01, 2019
Tritiya Tithi Ends - 04:57 AM on Sep 02, 2019
About Hartalika Teej
Hartalika Teej is observed in the Bhadrapada month during Shukla Paksha. The festival is significant to both married and unmarried women. The festival is celebrated to honor the divine couple Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and the bond between them. The festival is celebrated by married women seeking a long life for their husband and by unmarried women seeking a suitable life partner.
The term ‘Hartalika’ is a combination of two words ‘Harat’ which means abduction and ‘Aalika’ which means female friend.
Legend associated with Hartalika Teej
According to Hindu mythology, it is believed that Goddess Parvati, on this day, found Lord Shiva as her husband. As the legend goes, Goddess Parvati wanted to marry Lord Shiva and from a very young age started to worship Him.
After a long and hard penance, Lord Shiva blessed her by fulfilling her wish of marrying Him.
Puja Vidhi and Rituals
Morning is the best time to perform Hartalika Puja. Statues of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati made in sand are worshipped to attain marital bliss and the legend of Hartalika Teej is narrated during the puja along with chanting mantras.
Following are the steps for the Puja as mentioned in Vratraj –
During the festival of Hartalika Teej, it is recommended to wear either a 1 Mukhi, 2 Mukhi, 14 Mukhi or Gaurishankar.
The 1 Mukhi Rudraksha is believed to be Lord Shiva himself. The Ek Mukhi is considered excellent for meditation and to improve meditative focus. Wearing a One Mukhi gives the wearer a sense of calmness and reduces stress levels. It energizes the Sahasrara Chakra which enlightens and illuminates the soul energy.
The 2 Mukhi Rudraksha is blessed by Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati in the Ardhanareeshwar form. The bead is the symbol of the merging of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati as one and in union. The Two Mukhi is believed to help people find the right balance in relationships and maintain peace and harmony. It is recommended for those who wish to find the right partner, enjoy a peaceful family life and for all kinds of relationships.
The Gaurishankar Rudraksha is a rare bead which is naturally joined and represents the divinity of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The Gaurishankar is recommended for building string relationships and bring in marital happiness. It helps to improve, balance and heal and find peace in life.
Worshipping Lord Shiva and Shakti in the form of Ardhanareeshwar is considered to be the best offering as it is dedicated to both the male and female energies of the Parabrahma. One should worship this form of the divine couple for spiritual upliftment and fulfillment of desires, to cleanse all past sins and bad Karmas, for good marital relation between partners and for peace and harmony in the family. This Puja is beneficial for finding a suitable life partner. It tones down delays in marriage.