Learn about Teej in Nepal?
Teej is as Nepalese religious festival dedicated to the Hindu goddess Parvati and her union with Shiva. It is designated as a public holiday, but only women have a day off on the occasion of the festival.
Actually, Teej is a generic name for several festivals observed by women for the wellness of their spouse. The word “teej” means “third” as Teej is observed on the third day after the new moon. In Nepal, the so-called Hartalika Teej is celebrated as a public holiday. It falls during Bhadrapada month, which begins in August or September in the Gregorian calendar.
Hartalika Teej is a three-day festival that commemorates Parvati’s union with Lord Shiva. Nepalese women separate it for purification of their body and soul and for well-being of their family. The first day is celebrated with singing, dancing and feasting. The feast is hosted by men, women do not have to do anything during the day. For them, the first day of Teej is an official non-working holiday.
The second day of the festival is dedicated to fasting. Married women fast for prosperity of their family, while unmarried women fast hoping to be blessed with a good husband. On the third day, women perform the purification ritual.
What Nepali festival is today?
Dashain. Dashain मोहनी नख: (Nepali: दशैं Daśãi, also Baḍādaśãi बडादशैं or Bijayā Daśamī Nepali: बिजया दशमी) is the 15-day-long festival and holidays of Nepal. It is the longest and the most auspicious festival in the Nepalese annual calendar, celebrated by Nepalese Hindu people throughout the globe.
What is the year in Nepal?
The luni-solar Vikram Samvat calendar is 56.7 years ahead of the solar Gregorian calendar. For example, the year 2074 VS began in 2017 CE and will end in 2018 CE. The Rana rulers of Nepal made Vikram Samvat the official Hindu calendar in 1901 CE, which started as Samvat 1958.
Golden Steps Tours & Travels and MyGoodHill family
Golden Steps Tours & Travels and MyGoodHill family was attend in the Teej festival Nepal yesterday. It was a great day for us.Teej in Nepal is a huge celebration with full of joy. Haritalika is celebrated by Hindus women. As we all know that 51 percent of the population in Nepal are women. So, It is one of the biggest celebration in Nepal. Nepal government give public holiday in this day for only women.