Teej is amongst the most significant festivals of Rajasthan, celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion by the women. Teej festival is celebrated in the honour of the Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, and marks the day as their reunion after a penance of hundred years. On this auspicious occasion, women in their best dresses gather at a temple and pay homage to the Goddess Parvati and pray for the longevity and prosperity of their husbands.
The grand celebration of Teej festival is witnessed in the cultural city of Jaipur. Women, dressed in the best of cloths and jewelry, enjoy themselves by swinging, singing and performing traditional folk dance. During the festival, markets in Jaipur are flooded with the fashionable women accessories and clothes. Sweetshops offer a delectable range of Teej sweets while Ghewar serves as the choicest sweet of the festival.
As the Teej festival is celebrated in the month of Shravan (rainy season), the arid land of Rajasthan get thrived with the lush green vegetation. Swings bedecked with flowers are hung from trees in all over Rajasthan. The whole region becomes vibrant and colourful when the women celebrate the Sawan Teej Festival.