Hariyali Teej 2019: With the arrival of monsoon comes the beginning of newness as states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh bloom with happiness. Teej is one of the important festivals in the Hinduism and is practised by married as well as unmarried women.

The married women on this auspicious day wear new clothes preferably green colour sarees topped with bangles and jewellery. While unmarried women can also practice this fast and pray to get a suitable match for themselves. It is celebrated as a tribute to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.  The festival is more or less similar to Karvachauth.

For all the women on a fast, here’s what you are required to eat on the auspicious day:

  • This is a festival that mainly deals with Rajasthani sweets, among which Ghevar is the most popular one. The sweets are made in moulds specifically designed for ghevar which is an Indian version of a cake. Besides sweets, fritters (pakoras) can also be made as one of the dishes for fast.

  • It should be noted that that food is cooked in steel containers and those on a fast can have their food only in the evening
  • Though traditionally, the food being prepared is from the Hindi heartland, however, there’s no hard and fast rule on the type of food one wants to have, provided it’s vegetarian and cooked in rock salt (sendha namak). Hence, one can also go for plain dal-rice and suji pancake, kheer or whatever they prefer in sweets.

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