19.10.2012 @ RoyalMountainNepal
The festival falls on or around August end or early September every year (September 18, this year) and is a three-day long affair. According to the religious texts, Goddess Parvati fasted and prayed earnestly for Lord Shiva to become her husband. Her fervor aroused the mighty Shiva from his state of deep meditation in Mount Kailash. He was so impressed with Parvati’s zeal that he agreed to tie the knot with the determined maiden. Inspired by this rousing tale of the gods, mortal women also started the tradition of fasting for the prosperity and longevity of their families. Thus, the Teej festival was born.