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Kajli Teej | Kajari Teej  | Satudi Teej or Satwa Teej

Tue, 1 September 2015 
(Tritiya Tithi Until 13.23 hrs of 1st Sep)

The Kajli Teej of Rajasthan is a very unique festival of India. Kajli Teej is celebrated exclusively in the Bundi region of Rajasthan. It is celebrated in the Hindu month of Bhadra (July-August). Kajli Teej Festival is the time for the married couples to restore their ties of commitment and devotion. Characterizing this renewal of marital bonds are special sweetmeats and swing rides.

Goddess Uma is workshpped on Kajli Teej and on this occasion womans wears colourful traditional dresses with Mehendi and bangles. As Teej is dedicated to rainy season (Shavan-Bhado) and the union of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, young girls dress in colourful traditional attire sings songs and swings from the trees. Married womans pray for the happy married life.

The Kajali Teej (Badi Teej) starts on the third day of the month and lasts for two days. The festival is held to commemorate Goddess Teej. A procession of the goddess in a decorated palanquin marks the beginning of the Kajali Teej Festival of Bundi, Rajasthan. The procession starts from the beautiful Naval Sagar, passes through the main bazaars and comes to an end at the Azad Park. Although the main function lasts for two days, the celebrations can go upto Janmashtami, the festival to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna.

Kajari (Kajali Teej) Katha