A festival of feasts and celebrations, Teej marks the welcome of the monsoon season during the month of ‘Shravan’ or ‘Saawan.’ The festival is primarily dedicated to Goddess Parvati and her union with Lord Shiva. Hence, it is also said to be an auspicious occasion for married women to be blessed with marital bliss.
One can witness the celebration of annual Teej festival at the three Dilli Haats of the city where it is being organised. One of the highlighting features of the Teej Festival is the coming together of women enjoying the Teej Jhula, a swing hung from trees in villages and towns.
The celebrations are accompanied by dancing, singing folk songs, dressing up in colourful outfits, <g data-gr-id="21">ceremonial</g> art of applying Mehendi and sharing festive delicacies. Special Mehendi stalls put up at all the three Dilli Haats will offer <g data-gr-id="19">hennaapplication</g> with exclusive designs. Dilli Haat Janakpuri would be hosting competitions of making bindi, rangoli and <g data-gr-id="20">mehendi</g> art with an added attraction of the Teej Jhula and camel rides for kids. The evenings would be lightened up with cultural programmes specially hosted by Rajasthan Tourism showcasing the charm of the state’s folk dance and music.
• Dilli Haat, INA When: August 16 —17, Timings 10:30 am – 10:00 pm
• Dilli Haat, Pitampura: When: August 14 – 16, Timings 11:00 am – 9:30 pm
• Dilli Haat, Janakpuri: When August 15 – 18, Timings 11:00 am – 10:00 pm