Basically a women festival, the Teej Festival is an yearly celebration that marks the advent of Sawan or monsoons In Hindi. Teej Festival is also famous as the "Festival of Swings" as the women tie swings on the branches of trees and take pleasures in swinging. Teej includes a celebration completely devoted to consort of Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati as it is whispered that they both reunited after many years on the third day of the month Shravan. In Teej Festival you will see the young women wearing amazing clothes, singing beautiful songs, preparing delicious delicacies and hence presents lot more than just home-making. Predominantly, Teej is a homage to Goddess Parvati but also takes place for other attributes, which include the productivity brought by the monsoons. Besides, particularly in Jaipur, a procession of Mata Parvati or Teej Mata is carried out in a palanquin by eight sparklingly dressed men followed by marching camels, elephants, bullock carts and horses.
Entire Rajasthan looks stunning on Teej Festival. And houses, places of worship and markets bloom with breathtaking decorations and other draws. However, you may also find it celebrating the Teej Festival in other parts of North India with same love, respect and constant faith.