Hindu festival of Teej falls in the season of monsoon and fills the air with freshness and festivity. Significantly, Teej is celebrated by women fasting and praying to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati to seek blessings. This monsoon festival brings joy and happiness.
Check out top 5 attractions of Teej.
Henna and Bangles:
Since, it's a festival of women, there is abundance henna, bangles, colours and festivity. Henna being the major attraction, all women get adorned with Arabian mehendi or mehendi tattoos. The markets are full of colourful vibrant bangles and other jewellery. Henna and bangles are among popular trends seen sported by women and girls this festival season of Teej.
Indulge in sweet delicacies:
Indian festivals are popular for the typical flavours and the diverse variety of sweets. One of the most popular sweet that is distributed and consumed during Teej is Ghewar. Ghewar is made of khoya with a crisp base to it and it much loved by all. To please your sweet tooth you can celebrate this monsoon festivals with other sweets like Kheer, Sewaiya and laddoos.
Well, be it the Independence day or Teej, with the onset of monsoon, Kite flying is a major attraction. Not only the kids but also elders love to fly kites during Teej. The markets flood with various kinds of kites, available in all colours and shapes. Have you bought your kites yet?
Auspicious and fun, monsoon swings are popular. The festival of Teej marks women swinging on tree swings and enjoying their day. So, take the much needed break from the heat and enjoy "Sawan ke jhooley."
The significance of this festival is women fasting for their spouse. Married women fast and seek blessings for their marital bliss. Also, it's an occasion when women visit their parents and return with gifts. Teej strengthens family bonds.