Teej Celebration: Women Oriented Monsoon Festival of Swings (2021)

Teej is a women-oriented Monsoon festival of Hindus which brings the joyous breeze of singing, dancing, and swinging to celebrate the prayers to deva. When the day, date, and time of Teej comes, tree swings and Fundi (Also spelled as Foondi) remain the highlight of the Teej celebration.

There are three types of Teej that are celebrated with different significances, rituals, and beliefs. They are- Hariyali Teej, Kajari Teej, and Hartalika Teej. These all swing festivals bring a flood of prayers towards the Parvati and Shiva.

Teej Celebration: Women Oriented Monsoon Festival of Swings (Teej festival celebrating Indian girl on swing and Hindu ladies singing, dancing and playing instrument in green garden of monsoon)
Teej Celebration: A girl swinging on a tree-rope and other women singing, dancing, and playing instruments to celebrate the Teej festival!


All About Teej


A women-oriented festive celebration is always fun to witness. Teej is no exception. This Sneh Post covers the overall introduction to Teej and links to the details of the 3 types of Teej which are known as Hariyali Teej or Chhoti Teej which is oriented to unmarried girls, Kajari Teej or Badi Teej which is oriented to married women, and Hartalika Teej. However, they all are celebrated by all Indian females.

This article gives an introduction to Teej and its various aspects to give you an image of this beautiful Indian festival.

Teej: Quick Glance
Also Known As
Monsoon Festival, Swing Festival
Also Spelled As
Tij or Tija
Prayers to Parvati for the wellness of family members
Event Type
Indian, Religious, Cultural
Observed By
Prayers to Parvati, henna application
Singing, dancing, enjoying Foondi — swinging on a rope
Date and Time
The third day of Shravana (Shukla Paksha or Bright side) and Bhadrapada
(Gregorian calendar's date varies as per Hindu Lunar calendar)
The Event in Various Years
11 August 2021 (Hariyali Teej), 25 August 2021 (Kajri Teej), 9 September 2021 (Hartalika Teej)
Occurrence/ Frequency
Other Correlated Events
Hariyali Teej, Kajari Teej, Hartalika Teej

Teej Meaning

The meaning of Teej lies in its name. Teej means “three or third”. As its name suggests, the festive celebration of Teej is held on the third day of the Hindu calendar Panchang.

Who Celebrates Teej?

Primarily, Teej is celebrated by Hindu women who follow the Indian culture and traditions.

Where is Teej Celebrated?

Teej is celebrated mainly in North India and Nepal.

Teej Day, Date, and Time: When is Teej in 2021?

The day of Teej is observed as per the Hindu Lunar Calendar. It falls on the third day after Amavasya or New Moon night and after the full moon night. So the third day of Shravan and the third day of Bhadrapada month’s waning and waxing moon are considered important from the religious point of view.

Teej Type
Day of Teej Observance
Hariyali Teej Day
The third day of Shukla Paksha of Shravan Month
Kajari Teej Day
The third day of Shukla Paksha of Shravan Month
Hartalika Taaj Day
The third day of the Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada

When is Teej in 2021?

Teej falls in July, August, and September months of the Gregorian calendar.

Type of Teej
Date of Teej Observance (2021)
Hariyali Teej Date
Wednesday, 11 August 2021
Kajari Teej Date
Wednesday, 25 August 2021
Hartalika Taaj Date
Thursday, 9 September 2021
Type of Teej
Date of Teej Observance (2022)
Hariyali Teej Date
Sunday, 31 July 2022
Kajari Teej Date
Sunday, 14 August 2022
Hartalika Taaj Date
Tuesday, 30 August 2022
Type of Teej
Date of Teej Observance (2023)
Hariyali Teej Date
Saturday, 19 August 2023
Kajari Teej Date
Saturday, 2 September 2023
Hartalika Taaj Date
Monday, 18 September 2023

God of the Teej Festival

The Teej worships are dedicated to Maa Parvati (Gauri) and her union with the Bhole-Bhandari Lord Shiva.

Rituals: How is Teej Celebrated?

Worship Dedicated to Parvati

Teej festival holds religious significance and is dedicated to Gauri and her union with Shiva.

Solah Shringar: Complete Indian Bridal Look!

The Hindu females wear red or pink-colored sari or Lehenga-Odhni (traditional Indian dresses). Some wear orange or green-colored Indian addresses as well. The married women don full Solah Shringar: The adornment of 16 items, and then participate in the rituals and prayers.

Henna-Handed Females All-Around

The Mehendi (henna, also spelled as Mehdi or Mehandi) filled hands with red-orange hues attract every eye and nose with its color and fragrance.

Get-together of Indian Girls and Ladies

All the girls and women from the family and friend circle gather at one place. They all pray by singing the religious geet (folk songs in regional language or in Hindi). Some of them take initiative and dance in the round.

Stories of Teej Are Never Missed!

One of all tells the mythological stories and folklores to strengthen the belief and preserving the Indian cultural traditions.

It’s Eating Time!

The program also includes the refreshment for all in which the snacks and sweets are distributed among the attendees.

Significance of Teej

A Women-Oriented Hindu Festival

Teej is one of those festivals which are dedicated to the women and girls that come together to spread happiness around by singing, dancing.

Monsoon Festival of Hindus

Monsoon doesn’t bring just those water buckets of rain; it carries along with the huge celebration of swings as well. People enjoy the appeasing fragrance of wet soil after the new rain.

What can be more blissful than the Teej-related social activities with the chirping of birds, greenery, and the bounty of nature?

Celebration of Prayers!

Usually, people pray and worship together with seriousness and sincerity. Teej is also a festive occasion to offer prayers to the deva (lord or god), but it is done with great delight.

It is a bitter truth that praying is contracted to be the fearful devotion or a medium to bribe God for fulfilling their desires in most cases. Teej is one of those occasions when and where you celebrate your prayer time with mass.

Beliefs and Mythologies

The Hindu ladies believe that if they will participate in Teej, Goddess Parvati will keep their husbands well and safe. Many offer prayers to Devi Parvati for the wellness of the whole family including their husband, children, and themselves.

An Important Celebration of Teej

Swinging Girls

The first thing that the festival of Teej reminds of is- the swings. Women and girls swing together in various styles such as:

  • Swinging alone or in pair on the rope hung on a tree branch
  • Swinging by holding the hands in a cross style and taking the rounds

Whatever way they swing, it is fun to enjoy around with friends and relatives. It is a different kind of amusement when only females are allowed in the get-together and all you have to do is- enjoy your heart out.

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