Author Dr Rupa Batra
Come monsoons and with it comes the earthy fragrance of Teej festival. You can see women dressed in green sarees, suits and wearing designer mehandi on their hands. All these years we have celebrated teej but as a Vaastu expert I would like to discuss that why you must not miss this chance to wear the mehandi.
Green is the colour of harvest
Green is the colour of produce of harvest and of growth. It represents the innate quality and blessing which a woman receives from nature which is her ability to recreate a human life.
Green is the colour of prosperity
There are times in our life when it seems that everything has come to a standstill. The power of green shade is to add life back to the mundane routine/job/relationship you are experiencing. The fragrance of mehandi showers us with new hopes, freshness and youth fullness in our lives.
Green is the colour of healing
We have all seen that colour green is used in hospitals and nursing homes. The reason behind it is that this is the colour which is also associated with healing. If you are experiencing some prolonged illness, then just take a break and go for a classic mehandi pattern on your hands and experience the magic of nature working in your favour.
Green is the colour of spirituality
Spirituality gives importance to auras of different shades which have different healing impact. When we talk of spirituality then green is the shade which is associated with providing solace to heart and a balance to mind and intellect.
Some trivia on Teej festival celebrated in India
In India we celebrate 3 types of Teej. These are namely Kajri teej, Haryali Teej and Hartalika Teej. Out of these three teej, it is this Hariyali Teej which is celebrated in this pious month of Shravana. The next teej festival which is celebrated is known as Kajari Teej, in some parts it is also known as ‘Badi Teej’. It is celebrated in parts of India, a fortnight after Hariyali Teej. The last and the third type of teej is the Haritalika Teej which falls one almost the celebration of Haryali Teej.
Women wear green outfits on this festival
Most of them observe full or half day fasts for the day
Women pray to God for the long life of their husband.
Interestingly the word teej has been derived from the name of an insect which is red in colour and usually appears in the month of monsoon.