Teej is a fasting festival for Hindu women. It takes place on the third day of the Shukla Paksha of the Sawaan month of the Hindu calendar, which normally falls between late July to early September.
This festival is dedicated to Goddess Parvati and celebrates her return to Lord Shiva. Teej is in praise of marital bliss and the well-being of spouse and children. Falling in the Hindu month of Bhado, Teej also celebrates the arrival of the long awaited monsoon after a brutally hot summer. The festival is a three day celebration which includes both rigid fasting and scrumptious feasting.
A large Teej procession winds its way through the old city in Jaipur, in which a brightly adorned idol of Goddess Durga is placed on a palanquin. Thousands of devotes are part of this procession which is carried out for two consecutive days. Fairs are one of the prime highlights of the festival, which are frequented by women, both married and unmarried who are dressed in colorful clothes and jewellery. The fairs have a number of foods and handicraft stalls and comprises of singing, dancing, devotional music and many other attractions, such as:Swings MehandiSong and dance performances by folk artists, Handicrafts and other regionally famous items ,Sweets and other eatables ,Kids Zone,Puppet Show etc.