Kathmandu, August 28: Â The religious festival of women “Haritalika Teej ‘ was celebrated today auspiciously. This festival concluded on Thursday with thousands of women devotees worshiping Â and offering prayers to Hindu God -Uma Maheswor. Teej is celebrated on the third day of dark half of the lunar calender which falls on the Nepali calender of Bhadra.
According to Dr. Govinda Tondon, Pashupati Area Development Trust(PADT) Member Secretary and Culture Expert, it is believed that those who fasts and worship Lord Mahadev on this day,their wish will come true.Traditionally, married women take fast without drinking a drop of water for her husbands long life and unmarried women to get good husband.
On this occasion of Teej, women perform rituals and prayers at the temple and in their houses. Women organize “Daar” programs a day before in which they eat sweets and delicious food.Usually, women dance and sing during this festival of Teej.
In addition, lights are burned on a traditional vessel with oil and cord by women. The cow is provided special fodder in the morning. According to Dr. Ram Chandra Gautam, The Chairman of Purna Panchanga Nirnayak Samitee, this festival of Â Teej concludes after “Purna Patra”.
Â Teej at Pashupatinath Temple well managed
On the occasion of Haritalika Teej, many fasting women devotees visit The Pashupatinath Temple,the holy place of Hindu. Among the last 25 years, the management in the Pashupatinath Temple was well managed. However, traffic had to be barred after 2:30 am in the areas surrounding the temple site.
According to Pashupati Area Development Trust, devotees were in a queue from 2:30 am in the temple which was well managed. After 2:30 am, crowd increased and traffic at Chabhil,Gaushala,Purano Baneswor,Ratopool and Sinamangal had to be blocked as per Hari Narayan Malla, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Metropolitian Police Range Office Gaushala.