Nepal is also known as the land and kingdom of festivals; in those festivals, Teej festival is also one of them. Teej is a festival celebrated by Nepali women, for the long life of her husband and the long and firm relationship between them until the death. Teej is observed for marital happiness, well being of children and purification of own body and soul. This Teej is the most famous festival among Nepali women. This festival is especially celebrated by Brahmins and Chhetris.
The folk music and dances of women add more flavor to traditional values of Teej festival. This is fascinating to see women, in ‘Red’ dancing and singing on the street, going to temple in holy and fasting mood. This festival is also called ”Hari Talika Teej”. This festival is celebrated by all the Hindu women’s across the world. This, Teej is traditionally dedicated to Lord Parvati remembering her union with Lord Shiva. Teej also welcomes and celebrates the arrival of monsoon after a season so summer.
Teej is celebrating for few days; The first day Eve ”Dar Khane Din” On this day all the family members; especially the women are gathered at one place in their finest outfits of red and start dancing and singing Nepali folk and Dohori songs. The second day is ”Fasting Day” this day is dedicated to puja and praying without eating anything for 24 hours. It believes that this will bring peace and prosperity to the family and their life.