On the day of Tee, image of Parvati is bedecked in a new dress and traditional jewellery and worshipped in the Zenana (the ladies' chamber in the City Palace) by the women of the royal family. After that image is brought out into the courtyard and later it join the procession where thousands of spectators wait desperately to catch a glimpse of their goddess.
Hundreds of couples come to the city, singing and dancing, on bullock carts, camel carts, open tractor trailers. They ramble through the city buying knick knacks and savoring the food. Crowds begin to gather on the terraces in a bid to get a vantage viewpoint. At the auspicious moment decided by the priest, the procession is led out by the Nishan-ka-hathi (the elephant with the flag). The magnificent procession of caparisoned elephants, bullock carts, and chariots comes out of the Tripolia Gate along with the image of Teej Mata mounted on the traditional palanquin Takht-e-rawan. The crowd surges to catch a glimpse of the deity and a shiver of excitement passes through the audience. As the procession moves out of sight, people start dispersing and returning to their village.
Rajasthan has many festival but Teej holds a special place in them as a rejuvenation and revival of spirits.
Teej Festival Date 2019
03/08/2019 to 04/08/2019
Location : Jaipur
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