Teej Festival

Teej is the festival of swings and rains. It marks the advent of the monsoon month of Saawan (July-August).

The monsoon rains fall on the parched land and the pleasing scent of the wet soil rises into the air.

Swings are hung from trees and decorated with flowers. Young girls and women dressed in colourful clothes sing traditional songs in celebration of the advent of the monsoon.

This festival is dedicated to the Goddess Parvati,commemorating her union with Lord Shiva. Goddess Parvati is worshipped by seekers of conjugal bliss and happiness.

An elaborate procession is taken out in Jaipur from City Palace for two consecutive days on the festive occasion which is watched by people in large numbers.

The TEEJ idol is richly decorated with ornaments and gaudy dresses. The Teej idol is covered with a canopy whereas the Gangaur idol is open.