These past few days, Facebook has been colored with women adorned in bright saris to mark Teej, a widely celebrated festival in the Hindu hill communities. One also comes across a sizeable number of criticisms of the festival on the social media platform, mostly from men but also from women. In recent years, the festival is celebrated with much grandeur by women residing not just in the country but also abroad. Traditionally the festival is a three-day celebration: the first day is the day of feasting, the second of fasting and on the third day a ritualistic bathing takes place.
The video comprises of vibrant and colorful theme, creating scenes beautiful settings of Palpa and Sindhuli. Listening to the song, you can feel the modification of melodies from western region of the country.
You know Teej is around the corner when you start hearing new Teej songs on radio, TV, and even YouTube. If you ask young people about Teej today, they will tell you that it is all about drinking, eating, dancing, and having a good time. Yes, our women also need a break now and then and they need to have fun as well.
Hindu women observed Teej festival across the country on Wednesday by fasting, offering prayers at temples and dancing to popular teej songs. Here are some of the Teej moments captured on the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in the capital.
KATHMANDU, Sept 11: Three routes have been set for the devotees to enter the Pashupatinath temple premises on day of the Haritalika Teej tomorrow. The routes were determined in view of the sea of devotees on the day.
BANEPA, Sept 9: Around 300 people have fallen ill after attending a pre-Teej party organized by a cooperative in Kavre on Friday. They are suspected to have become ill due to food poisoning after consuming contaminated food and are currently receiving treatment at various hospitals of Kavre and Kathmandu.
KATHMANDU, Sept 1: Singer Mina Niraula’s ‘Ahileko Teej’ was launched on August 28 via YouTube. The song penned down by Shreesha Paudel was composed by Shanker Thapa. The singer has tried portraying the roles of the modern-day women beyond their household duties.
Mahila Srijansilta Kendra will be organizing the 17th Teej Festival and Trade Fair in coordination with Udhyami Nepal from August 23 to August 25 at Bhrikutimandap Exhibition Hall, Kathmandu. The fair mainly aims to promote the products of Nepali female entrepreneurs.
KATHMANDU, July 22: The video of Manju Poudel and Santu Thapa’s ‘Chamma Chamma’ was released this Friday. The video portrays the joys of women when their husbands come to dance along during the Teej fasting.
ROLPA, August 24: Unlike every year, women living in the district headquarters and around Rolpa won't get the opportunity to gather and dance together to celebrate their greatest festival, Teej, this year.
BAGLUNG, August 19: The second edition of Teej Mahotsav has began on Thursday. Mahila Udhami Bikash Samiti that is under Baglung Udhyog Banijya Sangh has organized the three- day Mahotsav. One could taste local food items in the festival along with that one can buy the local handicraft displayed in the festival.
Folk singer Prajapati Parajuli expressed concern over the degrading quality of Nepali music and lyrics. Speaking at the 6th Sports and Teej Fest organized on Tuesday in Baglung, he shared that the Nepali music industry was in peril due to ignorance on the part of music professionals.
KATHMANDU, Sept 4: The Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) has claimed that this year festive celebration of Haritalika (Teej) at the Pashupatinath Temple is so far the most systematic and well-managed during the past 27 years.