Teej-“Festival of women”👩


Teej is a common name among numbers of festivals celebrated by women , it is mostly celebrated by nepalese women and in some parts of India . Teej welcomes the monsoon season and is celebrated mainly by girls and women with songs, dancing and prayer rituals .We celebrate Teej festival every year in Nepali month Bhadra . Teej is observed in the belief of  marital happiness , well-being of spouse and children and purification of own body and soul  . Teej is also known as haritalika teej, it is totally dedicated to goddess parvati and her union with lord shiva. It is the most famous festival among nepalese women.

Haritalika teej  exemplify the sacrifice of a wife to win the mind and heart💕 of her husband . According to hindu myths, Goddess parvati approved out a rigorous fast for One hundred eight years to prove her love and devotion for lord shiva before he accepted her as his wife. Teej. therefore honors the devotion  of goddess parvati -known as teej mata .


It is celebrated all over nepal for three days. Adorned in red sarees , tika , bangles women sing and dance in traditional folk songs which added flavor to traditional values of teej. It is especially significant for married women, when they get a special invitation to visit there maternal house for feast. It is fascinating to see women in “Red” dancing💃 and singing on the street , going to temple and fasting.  On this day devotees do not eat and drink the whole day. They first offer worship to lord shiva and spend the rest of the day singing and dancing in the temple premises. Though the women fast throughout the day -refusing to take even a drop of a water , Teej brings smile on the faces of womens.



Nepali Culture



Nepal is a landlocked country between China and India, renowned for its mountain peaks. The small country contains 8 of the 10 highest peaks in the world and very famous for its historical, traditional and cultural beauty.


Nepal is named for the Kathmandu valley, where the nations creator recognized a capital in the late eighteenth century. Nepali culture represents a mixture of Indo-Aryan and Tibeto-Mongolian influences, the result of a long history of movement, invasion, and trade.


Nepal was declared a secular country by the parliament on May 18, 2006. Religions practiced in Nepal are: Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Jainism, Bon, ancestor worship and animism. The majority of Nepal’s are either are Hinduism or Buddhism. The two have co-existed in harmony through centuries.


Buddha is widely worshiped by both Buddhists and Hindus of Nepal. Hindu Nepalese worship the ancient vedic gods. Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver and Shiva the destroyer , are worshiped as the Supreme Hindu Trinity.


The culture has many symbols from Hindu and Buddhist sources. Fortunate, signs, including the ancient, decorate buses, trucks, and walls. Other important symbols are the emblems (tree, plow and sun)used o design political parties.


Well-known among symbols for the nation as a whole are the national flower and bird, the Rhododendron and Danfe , the Flag. the plumed crown worn by the king, and the crossed khukuris of the Gurkhas, mercenary regiments that have fought for the British army in a number of wars. Images of the current monarch and the royal family are displaced in many homes and places of business. In nationalistic rhetoric the metaphor of a garden with many different kinds of flowers is used to symbolize national unity amid cultural diversity.



 “Preservation of  one’s own culture does not require disrespect for others culture “