According to the Rajasthani culture and tradition, in the month of श्रावण (a month in the Hindu calendar) in the शुक्ल पक्ष on the तृतीया शुक्रवार, the festival of Teej is celebrated with great splendor and enjoyment in the Jaipur city.
Women in the city dress up in the traditional prints of Lehariya and adorn themselves up in ornaments and dive into the festivity with great ecstasy.
Such a similar scenario was also seen on August 5, 2016 in the localities, crossroads and in the lanes of the Jaipur city.
According to the old tales, married women who get into the traditional attires and garnish themselves in jewellery make the Teej out of Mitti (sand).
The Goddess of Teej (Teej Mata) is embellished in clothes and jewellery.
After this the Teej Mata is offered and decorated with Roli, Moli, Mehandi (Henna), Kajal (Kohl), flowers and other similar things of beautification.
Teej Mata is offered with Kheer and Ghewar.
Tales are heard and told between the women themselves.
Women seek blessings from Teej Mata for a blessed and long married life and wish for happiness and prosperity in the family.
The prayer is concluded with offering prayer to Lord Surya.
The festival of Teej is celebrated with great excitement in newly married women.
Women also get together and take turns on the swings (Jhoole) and offer each other Ghewar.
Every devotee wished to have one glance at the decorated and auspicious Teej Mata.
To control the devotees and the public that gathered to witness the procession, policemen were on duty on both the sides of the procession.
Tourists and foreigners displayed deep interest to observe the Teej Mata procession.
Special arrangements were made for the foreigners and tourists to watch the procession.
The royal parade of Teej Mata commenced from Janani Dyodhi and travelled through Choti Chaupar and Gangauri Bazaar in the walled city, then to the Chaugan Stadium and finally to the Talkatora.
Here a fair took place and men, women and children experienced the fair with immense thrill.
On Saturday, August 6, 2016, the demonstration of Buddhi Teej Mata will be taken out for the city residents to experience new thrill.