Teej is the festival
of swings. It marks the advent of the monsoon month of Shravan (August).
monsoon rains fall on the parched land and the pleasing scent of the wet soil
rises into the air.
Swings are hung from trees and decorated with flowers.
girls and women dressed in green clothes sing songs in celebration of the advent
of the monsoon.
This festival is dedicated to the Goddess Parvati, commemorating
her union with Lord Shiva. Goddess Parvati is worshipped by seekers of conjugal
bliss and happiness.
An elaborate procession is taken out in Jaipur for
two consecutive days on the festive occasion which is watched by people in large
The teej idol is richly decorated with ornaments and gaudy dresses.
The Teej idol is covered with a canopy whereas the Gangaur idol is open.