“Teej” the festival of vibrance, love and celebration. During Saavan Hariyali Teej is celebrated with lot of enthusiasm and passion by both married and unmarried women.
The beautiful leheriya is symbolic for the showers of monsoon. Leheriya is also associated during this period as a symbol of prosperity and faith.
As a tradition and symbol of love, women gift each other leheriya saree or outfits. Especially the newly wedded Bride or the Bride to be is gifted a leheriya by her Mother in law. This is also known as “Sinjara“.
In earlier times and even now in small towns of Rajasthan, when the Peacock calls and the rain clouds thunder; all the women gather, sing, swing, dance and celebrate the onset of monsoon.
The celebrations and the prayers of Hariyali Teej are dedicated to the Goddess Parvati for her union with Lord Shiva. Women also pray for the health and prosperity of their husband and family at this time. Some also fast during this time.
Leheriya now has become popular globally and is made in various color combinations and styles. But for Sinjara even today, Rani Mothda is a must. Rani Motda is the most traditional style of leheriya and popular too.
Leheriya is tied and dyed here in Rajasthan itself. Now the same is also available in printed form, but it is no match to the handmade tie, dye and colors.
Celebrate Saavan, feel joyous in leheriya handmade in Rajasthan.
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