Teej festival signifies the beginning of the Sawan (the months of monsoon). The festival takes place for two days in the Hindu month of Shravan (July-August). The Teej Festival of Jaipur is celebrated to honor the union of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. In this festival, devotees prayer to Goddess Parvati and seek her blessings for marital bliss and happiness.
The Teej Festival of Jaipur is marked by a huge procession taken out in
the city. In the convoy, is placed an idol of Teej (covered by a
canopy), along with the idol of Gangaur (representing Goddess Parvati),
which is kept in the open. The Teej idol is beautifully ornamented and
adorned with bright clothes. The convoy, which had the City Palace as
its starting point, goes on for two successive days.
Regarded as the festival of swings and rains, the Rajasthan Sawan Teej
Festival is also a celebration of the freedom from the scorching heat.
The rains falling on the dry and arid land, along with the delightful
scent of the wet soil releases us from the intolerable heat of the
summers. In the Teej Festival of Jaipur, Rajasthan, young girls and
women wear bright and colorful clothing. They suspend swings, adorned
with colorful flowers, from the branches of trees. To welcome the
monsoon season, they also sing traditional songs and celebrate its