Hartalika Teej~हरतालिका तीज in year 2018 Will be celebrated on 12th September, 2018.
Hartalika Teej is a three-day festival, celebrated by women also in honor of Mata Parvati, in the month of Bhadaprda (July-September) according to Hindu Vikrami Samvat Calender.
Story Behind Hartalika Teej : By praying to Mata Parvati on these three days, unmarried girls hope to get a husband like Shiva. Married women pray to her for marital bliss. According to Hindu mythology, Mata Parvati was in love with Shiva. Being an ascetic however, Shiva was not aware of her.
Mata Parvati performed penance on the Himalayas for many years before Shiva finally noticed her. Realizing the depth of her love and devotion, he agreed to marry her. Since then Mata Parvati has been worshipped as Haritalika.
Methods and process to perform Hartalika teej Fast : Women and young girls perform waterless fast on these three days, and keep awake all three nights. This is symbolic of the penance which Mata Parvati undertook to get Shiva as her husband. They offer food to Brahmins and young girls.