Hartalika Teej Vrat is an important Hindu fasting observed by Hindu women and is dedicated to Goddess Parvati in
Popular belief is that by observing Hartalika Teej Vrat unmarried women will get good husbands. This Teez is observed by both married and unmarried women. Married women observe the Vrat for a happy and peaceful married life.
Hartalika Teej is based on the intense austerities (tapas) observed by Goddess Parvathi to get Lord Shiva as her husband. It is believed that Goddess Parvati will bless those women who observe the Vrat.
The fasting rules of Hartalika Teej Vrat are very tough and some women even don’t drink water during the fasting period.
Hartalika Teej is the most important of the three Teej - the other two are Hariyali Teej and Kajari Teej.
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