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Celebrated in : Uttar Pradesh
Variation of the Festival : Hariyali Teej
Prominent Feature : Women Clad In Green Clothes.
In the month of : August
This festival is celebrated in the Shukla Paksha of Shravana, coresponding to the month of August. Women put on green clothes, wear green bangles, decorate their palms with green mehendi and sitting on swings, sing songs known as 'savan' and 'kajli geet'. Various types of food are prepared in the house and married women are sent to their parents' houses.
Those who cannot go to their parents' houses, express their feeling of melancholy through different songs. Hariyali Teej is the festival of married women and girls. 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.