Teej is a festival celebrated by women in Nepal, India and the diaspora communities around the world.
Nepal is a country of various festivals. Among them, Teej is one of the most popular ones. It is celebrated every year on the third day of Shrawan month as per Nepali calendar. The festival celebrates the arrival of monsoon season and symbolizes the love between Radha and Krishna. It also marks an end to people’s struggle with summer heat.
According to Hindu mythology, Teej falls on Shravan Purnima, which is considered as a sacred day by Hindus. As per mythology, Goddess Parvati was born on this day and she was married to Lord Shiva on this day.
What does Teej celebrate?
It celebrates love between Radha and Krishna
How did it originate?
Teej originated in India from ancient Hindu tradition that reveres Lord Krishna as an avatar of Vishnu.