Teej: Festivities, Celebrations, Gifts and More
Teej is a festival that celebrates the union of Parvati, daughter of the mountain king Himavan, and Shiva. It is observed by married women in India who fast for three days.
The festival has been celebrated for centuries. It is celebrated on the third day of Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight) in the Hindu month of Ashvin (September-October). The day before Teej is called Hariyali Teej and it marks the end of summer season and beginning of autumn season. The Teej festival is celebrated by women who fast for the day and pray for their husbands’ long lives. It is believed that fasting on this day will ensure a happy married life, with no obstacles or disagreements. Teej is a festival of women and is a day when all women are celebrated. It is believed that the goddess Parvati was married to Shiva on this day. Teej is also known as the festival of sisters or the festival of women
In recent years, there has been a huge surge in marketing campaigns to promote Teej Festival to increase its popularity and reach out to more people. In 2017, some companies partnered with NGOs such as Save Girl Child Worldwide India to help spread awareness about female infanticide and educate.
This day is celebrated by sisters, wives, mothers and daughters who rejoice in their femininity. Women exchange gifts and greet each other with hugs and kisses. Also, women fast for their husband on Teej, husband also gifts something to the wife. The celebration begins with a prayer for long life, prosperity, good health and happiness for all women in the family.
Here are the best Gifting Options for Women For Teej!
Every woman loves jewelery; and gifting them a ring or bangles or earrings or any kind of jewelery will make them feel special.
The festival is also about wearing new clothes, getting ready and all; so gifting women some nice traditional clothes could be a great gifting option.
- Gift Hampers
A nice traditional Gift hamper could be a great gifting option.
- Food Hampers
Everyone loves food, a food hamper will make a woman definitely happy.
- MakeUp Kit
For the Teej puja women gets ready, they choose to look their best and the happiest on this festival and thus gifting a women items like lipstick, kajal, etc can be a good option.
Choose as per the liking of the women you are giving gift and make them the happiest on this festival. Happy Teej!