TEEJ FESTIVAL - JAIPUR (JULY / AUGUST)
Teej Festival is one of the Major Festival of Jaipur - Rajasthan and is dedicated to Lord Shiva And Mother Parvati. This was the only day when Mother Parvati met Lord Shiva after a long seperation and all those married Women who keep fast and worship on this day are blessed by Mother Parvati and their wishes are fulfilled
On this day parents of married women send Sinjara to their daughters, which is a gift pack that includes bindi, vermilion, mehandi or henna, bangles, ghevar (a special Rajasthani sweet) and lahariya (a multi-coloured sari) as a symbol of their covertures. After accepting those gifts sent by her parents, the married ladies adorn themselves with henna, jewels, wear lahariya sari and take delight in the celebrations of this auspicious festival of Teej. Fairs are conducted on this festival; processions are taken out from Tripolia gate of this Pink City Jaipur. Passing through various markets, it ends at Chaugan Stadium. The idol of Goddess Teej (incarnation of Goddess Parvati) is decorated by the royal families of Jaipur, for the fair. Convoy of beautified elephants, horses and camels are made to walk before Goddess Teej's palanquin made of gold and silver. Various folk dances are performed to the tunes of folk songs during this rally.
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