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Festivals of Nepal

Teej the women / girl festival

2017-08-24

Teej is one of the most festive occasions in monsoon celebrated by women and girls. The festival that falls in August 2017, is dedicated to goddess Parvati and her union with Lord Shiva. Women and girls fast during the day and dance and sing in the squares and temple premises of Kathmandu. They express themselves though duad singing and feast at night. These days Teej programs are organized by different organizations for entertainment where women's / girls' dance and feast.  

Teej is a Hundu married woman's day for her man. Married and unmarried women crowd Pashupatinath and other temples of lord Shiva. Women dressed in beautiful red saris with shining glass beads (Pote), singing and dancing is a common sight during this festival as women recall Parbati's devotion to her husband Shiva. It is believed that married women fast on this day for longevity of their husbands and will see the bond of love grow. Unmarried women fast on this day to have good looking husbands. 
Married women visit their father's homes. All daughters and sisters receive gifts from their male kin, and an elaborate feast is prepared for them. It's a loud and cheerful celebration until late at night, when strict fasting begins. The blessings of Shiva and Parbati ensure that family life will be joyous for all.


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Teej the women / girl festival

2017-08-24

Teej is the women and girls\' festival celebrated with dancing and feasting in August.


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Teej the women / girl festival

Teej is the women and girls\' festival celebrated with dancing and feasting in August.


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