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Singhara Teej

Singhara Teej is the first of the three Teej festivals observed in North India. In 2017, the date of Singhara Teej is July 26. It is also known as Hariyali Teej and is observed three days after the Shravan Amavasi or Hariyali Amavasya. Singhara Teej is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

Singhara Teej is also dedicated to the monsoon rains and new lush green nature. The festival is mainly observed in Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

Special prayers and pujas dedicated to Goddess Parvati are performed on the day. Women wear green colored dresses and green bangles resembling the lush green nature. Women also paint their hands with new Mehandi or henna designs. It is a sort of thanksgiving to Mother Nature.

Numerous songs praising Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and those praising Mother Nature are sung on the day.