Kajari Teej also known as Boorhi Teej means teej for elder women of the family.

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Welcome to the world of divine readings at www.onindianpath.com. Today, I am going to shed light on relevance and meaning of Kajari teej 2024.

What is Kajari teej?

Kajari teej is popular Hindu festival amongst womenlore of Hindu community. On this day, married women observe fast for the longevity of their husbands. Also, unmarried girls observe this fast to be blessed with suitable match. Infact, it is also called Satudi Teej, Sindhi teej, Kajali Teej, Badi teej and Boorhi teej.

Significance of Kajari teej 2024

Further, this festival holds great significance in Hindu culture. As it is widely celebrated in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Haryana. It showcases the love and devotion of hindu women towards Lord Shiva and Goddess Parwati.

As per legends, Mata Parwati performed this fast to attain blessings of Lord Shiva and to marry him. Likewise, Lord Shiva granted her boon and married her.

Date and tithi of Kajari teej 2024

Moreover, Kajari teej is celebrated on third day of Krishna Paksha of Bhadrpada month of Hindu Panchang. However the tithi will start at 5:06 PM on 21 August 2024 and will end at 1:46 PM on 22 August 2024.

Although we are going to celebrate Kajari teej on August 22, 2024.

My childhood memory of Kajari teej

When I was a child, I remember my paternal grandmother (Dadi) used to give gifts and cash to my mother on this day. And, all our cousins (a total of six girls) from the family used to get gifts on Hariyali teej from Dadi.

Additionally, we used to had swings tied on the Neem tree at our courtyard. And, we all used to giggle and have fun whole day.

Apparently, she used to treat her daughters and daughters-in-law at an equal scale. For her, daughters-in-law were also her real daughters from another womb. Her love and affection for my mother and my paternal aunts was unmatched. Although she studied only till class 5, her viewpoints and approach towards life were far more modern than ours. She used to tell us that Boorhi Teej is for the married counterparts. And, it used to be a day totally devoted to Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati with day long fast. And for kids like us, it used to be a day filled with lots of Ghewar and pheerni, indian dessserts popularly made during Shravan mas and Bhadrpada mas.

Rituals and traditions

Indeed, no Hindu festival is complete without rituals and traditions. For many people, rituals and traditions are seen as roadblocks towards modernity. However, I believe in passing on the beautiful heritage of rituals and festivals to the future generation with a sense of love and kindness. Similarly, list of rituals is given below :

  • Just like Karwa Chauth, women wake up early in the morning to have healthy breakfast from husband. As it is called sargi in karwachauth. Consequently, it is called Dhammori in Kajali teej. Then after a strict fast is observed and ends at the moonrise in the evening after giving arghya to the Lord Moon.
  • Indeed, hindu god Shiva and Parwati are worshipped on this day. At many places, nimri mata is worshipped. Women gather at a place, to worship Neem branch as Nimri mata in middle of an artificially made water body for worship rituals.
  • In addition to, women apply henna on their hands and adorned with jewellery and traditional Indian attires.

Conclusion

Thus at the end, I would recommend my readers to witness the audacity of this grand festival of love and devotion on August 22, 2024 with faith and sincerity to cherish the vivacity of our rich Indian culture.

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