Hartalika Teej is celebrated on the third day of the bright half of the Hindu month of Bhadrapada. It usually falls in August or September, depending on the lunar calendar. This year, Hartalika Teej 2023 will be observed on Monday, September 18. As you observe Hartalike Teej 2023, we at LatestLY, have compiled a collection of mehndi designs that you can try for the auspicious day. You will find beautiful mehndi designs, simple Indian henna patterns as well as Arabic mehndi designs for both front and back hand.

Applying intricate mehndi designs on their hands and feet is a popular tradition among women and girls during the Hartalika Teej celebrations. It is a way of beautifying oneself and is considered auspicious. Homes are decorated with flowers, leaves, and traditional rangoli designs. Temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are adorned with special decorations and lit with oil lamps. In some regions, a procession of idols or images of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati is taken out in the evening. Devotees sing bhajans (devotional songs) and dance as part of the procession. Here is a collection of mehndi designs you can try to beautify and adorn your hands on the auspicious festival of Hartalika Teej 2023! Hartalika Teej 2023: Bhumi Pednekar's Saree to Shraddha Kapoor's Suits, Outfits That You Can Wear On This Day.

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The festival spans three days, with the main day being the third day of Bhadrapada. On the day of Hartalika Teej, women wake up early in the morning and take a ceremonial bath. This bath is considered a purifying ritual and an essential part of preparing for the day's festivities.  The fast observed by women on Hartalika Teej is known as "nirjala vrat," meaning a fast without food or water. Women undertake this rigorous fast to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati for the long life and well-being of their husbands. Many women also observe a partial fast, consuming fruits and milk.

The fast is traditionally broken after performing the evening prayers and offering special food items to the deities. Women offer traditional sweets, fruits, and other delicacies to the gods before consuming them as prasad (blessed food). Women exchange gifts and tokens of love with their female friends and relatives. This exchange of gifts strengthens bonds among women and signifies their love and solidarity. Wishing everyone a Happy Hartalika Teej 2023!

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