2021 Saubhagya Teej
Saubhagya Sundari Teej falls on 03rd of December, 2020 this year.
This festival is celebrated to worship Goddess Parvati. Saubhagya Sundari Teej is a festival as important as the Karva Chauth in Indian society. However, unlike Karva Chauth, that can be done only by the married women, this festival can be celebrated by both married and unmarried women.
This Saubhagya Sundari Teej vrat or the day of penance is celebrated on the third day of Krishna Paksh or Mārgaśīrṣa month related to Mṛgaśira. This is when the Moon is in alignment with this particular Mṛgaśira Nakshatra.
According to the legend of Bhavishya Purana when Goddess Sati sacrificed her body, irated by her father’s words, she died promising that in every birth she would always come back as Shiva’s wife. Thus, when she took her next birth as Parvati, she penanced for the whole month of Shravan (mid July to mid of August) for obtaining Lord Shiva as her husband in that particular birth. Saubhagya Sundari Teej is the easiest way to please Goddess Parvati/ Sati/Durga. In India, there is an elaborate ritual around this day’s celebration.
The women are usually all decked up on this day. There is an elaborate vidhi (process) consisting of 16 Shringar adornments that they have to use during this day.
Saubhagya Teej puja vidhi are:
Rituals for women to observe for the Saubhagya Teej festival.
Saubhagya Teej Puja vidhi involves women decorating themselves during the Puja process.
Women do get up early and complete their bathing rituals.
They would then wear their best dresses and use 16 cosmetics and jewelleries (adornments) during the day.
These 16 adornments are used by women for performing the Saubhagya Teej Puja vidhi and they would include:
- Application of henna,
- Maang Tika,
- Kohl in eyes,
- Nose adornments,
- Haath Phool,
- Hair accessory,
- Waist accessory,
- Pajebs and payels,
- Scent or perfume,
- The most ornate garment that they can afford.
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The Pooja Vidhi for Saundarya Teej
The idols of Parvati and Shiva are kept on a wooden platform wrapped in red clothes during the day of Saubhagya Sundari Teej.
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Once the woman is complete with her adornments, she has to wrap the wooden platform in the same red cloth that was used to wrap the idols before. The idols are placed over the wooden platform.
Betel nut placed atop a betel leaf is placed between Shiva and Parvati’s idol. This heart shaped leaf symbolises the spiritual connection and the betel nut symbolises the mental connections.
Various offerings are made to the Goddess and it includes moli, kumkum (vermilion), roli (colours), chawal (rice) along with Betel nut and Betel leaf.
During the Saubhagya Sundari Teej, Lord Ganesha is the one who would be worshipped before performing Pooja for Durga and Shivay. The idol of Parvati is decorated with 16 adornments and after worshipping the 9 planets Lord Shiva and Goddess Paravati is worshipped together.
The mantras recited for appeasing the mother are often the same that is used for all her Poojas. Most commonly, the woman of the house along with assistance from the sacred Brahmin group offer her their requests.
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Mostly, prayers begin with the following words as per the Saubhagya Teej puja vidhi.
“Om Umaye Namaha:
Devi Dei Ume Gauri Trahi Maang Karunanidhe 𝄅
MammaAparadha Shanatavya Bhakti Mukti Prada bhava 𝄥”
Further, you should be able to focus on the Goddess completely. Recite the mantras as per your Poojari and make sure you prepare lunch for the same person after the Pooja. You can also feed more than one Brahmana on this occasion.
The day after the Saubhagya Sundari Teej, make sure you are performing the immersion ceremony for the Goddess. Remove the tender coconut from the kalash and remove the red thread bound to the tender coconut.
Othere important teej festival is Hariyali Teej.
You can immerse the Goddess and all the flowers, food and the itineraries along with the red thread in some water body nearby.
What is the importance of this Vrat?
Saubhagya Sundari Teej's importance lies in the fact that this Vrat helps women in a lot of ways. Any woman who remembers Goddess Parvati on this day would benefit immensely, it is said.
An unmarried woman would get a good husband. Saubhagya means good luck and Saundarya means a beautiful husband, one who is beautiful from all sides- internally as well as externally.
A married woman can hope for good natured children- the ones who have a good spirit.
A widower can also pray for prosperity during this time of the year. Her otherwise chaotic life can actually stand back with the mother’s blessings.
So, now that you know the Saubhagya Sundari Teej’s importance of what and how this Vrat is to be kept, do it, if you feel the real need for it and you may also receive the blessings from Her.
However, there is no hard and fast rule that you need to worship her only on these days. Whenever you pray and bow down to the mother with a pure heart, she always responds. On this special day of Saubhagya Sundari Teej, her energies are more profoundly felt on Earth.