TEEJ Festival has been celebrating in Nepal
Teej festival is celebrated by Nepali Hindu women throughout the country today, 16 September, 2015. Teej is a religious, social and cultural festival in Nepal in which the married women visit their parent’s home and celebrate Teej with their mother, sisters and friends. Married women take a full day fast for their husband’s wellness and as well as long life. Unmarried women and girls also take fast on Teej and pray to get a nice husband like a Lord shiva (strong, intelligence and powerful).
Modern women take fruits and liquid in the evening after their puja (worship) while some women live without any food and drops of water for 24-hours on this day. As women worship Lord Shiva on Teej, the colorful women fully decorated with ornaments and bangles gather at the Shiva temples. The Pashupatinath temple of Kathmandu valley is most frequently visited by Hindu women during this Teej festival where they worship Pashupatinath (Shiva) and perform Teej dance.
Teej puja takes place also at home. Some women do puja both at the temple and home. Besides its religious meaning, Teej is a cultural festival in which women dance and sing songs at home, temples and nearby public places.