In Hinduism, there are many fasts and festivals throughout the year, the month of Bhado is also the month of festivals. In this month, along with festivals like Janmashtami, Rishi Panchami and Ganesh Chaturthi, the festival of Hatalika Teej also coincides with the Tritiya of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapad month, and on this day, virgins and suhagan women keep fast. The way the story related to that fast is heard or read after every fast, the same happens in the fast of Teej. Let's know the mythology related to the Hatalika Teej fast.
Stroy related to Hartalika Teej Vrat
The mythology of Hartalika Teej Vrat is associated with Goddess Parvati and Shiva. The word Hartalika is derived from the words harat and alika. Harat means haran or kidnapping and the word Alika means Sakhi or Saheli. When Mata Parvati's father wanted to marry her to Vishnu, at that time Mata Parvati was taken away and her wife taken to the forest, because Mata Parvati was a devotee of Shiva and wanted to get Shiva as her husband.
After this, Goddess Parvati did devotion to Lord Shiva by staying in the forest and did harsh tenacity to get her as a husband. Mata Parvati also constructed Shivling with sand during this time. Shiva was pleased to see the devotion of Goddess Parvati and accepted her as his wife. Goddess Parvati found Lord Bholenath in her 108th birth.
Importance of fasting Teej fast ...
The importance of fasting of Hartalika Teej is that this fast is kept by unmarried girls to get a suitable bridesmaid, and married women keep it for the long life of their husband. You must have read or heard this fast in the story that Goddess Parvati had done a very severe penance to get Lord Shiva.