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Satudi Teej

Satudi Teej is observed on the third day of the Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapad month in traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. Satudi Teej 2024 date is August 22. This is one among the three Teej festivals and is popularly known as Kajali Teej.

Satudi Teej is dedicated to Lord Krishna and special pujas are also performed to the neem tree. The festival is mainly celebrated in parts of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar.

Women and girls wear colorful new clothes and dance and enjoy on the day. Special Swings are prepared for the day and women take turns in swinging while other women sing and dance. Songs sung on the day welcome monsoons and praise the love of Krishna and Radha.

A community puja is performed around a neem tree in the village. Specific rituals are performed by elderly women and young women learn the tradition and perform it.