Teej – Ridgewood Nepalese Society



Happy Teej! Celebrate Teej organized by Ridgewood Nepalese Society on Saturday, Sep 16, 2023 at 1662 Stephen Street, Ridgewood, NY 11385.

Teej Festival in Nepal is a holy festival of Nepali Hindu women celebrated with joy and hope. Teej, also known as Haritalika Teej, is a festival dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati. It is a three days long festival, in which women fast in the name of Lord Shiva for the long and prosperous life of their husband.

Teej is also popular as a Women’s festival in Nepal. Both married and unmarried women celebrate Teej.

Teej is celebrated as the day when Lord Shiva and Parvati reunited. It is the celebration of relationships and true love. It is believed that the blessing of Lord Shiva and Parvati strengthens our love and marriage.

With the hope that unmarried women get a husband like Lord Shiva himself and married women have their husbands to live a long and prosperous life, women fast on Teej and worship Lord Shiva. Teej has religious importance as it is the day of celebration of the reunion of Lord Shiva and Parvati.

Teej is a festival celebrated by Nepalese women eating delicious food, wearing red colour Sari and various jewelleries, dancing with Lok Geet (the typical Nepali songs), and fasting the next day wishing long life for their husband. Teej festival falls in August or September of the year. Ridgewood Nepalese Society offers Teej program party for free for Nepalese women as its sisters every year. This program is very important because many Nepalese women enjoy with this gathering as they cannot go their maternal home for this festival. This program is very attractive to the people with other cultures as it looks a procession of many people with the same colour dress and dances.