This blog post is quite special for me as this year one of the sweetest festivals is falling on my hubby’s birthday today, on the 26th of July…
This festival is Hariyali Teej.
Hariyali means greenery and this festival falls in the month of Sharavan or Monsoons in India and on this day, Hindu married women fast for the longevity of their husband’s life and pray to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati for an eternal married union
This festival epitomizes many things:
Firstly, the significance of the rains and how much they are required for nature to thrive, hence it is a custom to wear traditional green clothes on this day.
Customs also dictate eating sweets of this season like Ghewar ( so yummy ) and putting on swings, singing monsoon folk songs and celebrating.
Secondly, the month of monsoon is the month to worship and seek blessings of the first holy couple of Hindus being Lord Shiva and Goddess Gauri or Parvati.
Their blessings are sought because they are considered to be the most ideal couple in Hindu holy traditions – ideal in every aspect, in love, in traditions and values, in tragedy, in hardships, in parenting and through eternity.
Married women do solah shringar which means putting on henna/ mehendi and sindoor and other adornments which only married women wear.
I observe this fast and all the rituals associated with Teej every year and this year is all the more special because it is falling on my hubby’s birthday.
I dedicate this post to my husband and my love for him and I pray I get his love in all lifetimes to come️
Coming to the outfit, since this is a day of traditions, I had to wear a traditional Indian outfit and that too in the colour of the day – Green
I am wearing a traditional Indian kurta in green with golden and off white ethnic prints, with a churidar and a beautiful golden-green silk kanjivaram dupatta.
This outfit was specially sent by my parents for me to wear on this day ️
When it came to my hair and makeup, I kept the makeup subtle with some smoked out brown eyes and a loose, messy braid.
What I did experiment with, was butterflies in my hair – I loved putting them up on my hair it was so much different than putting flowers and yet, as pretty
The pearl droplets and bracelet lent that royal vibe to the fairly simple look; also, I love how beautiful my kanjivaram dupatta is with rich, intricate, golden work …
Simple golden heels and my signature Bindi in the green colour, finished the look.
The style was effortless yet unique and I loved creating this look!
Now I am looking forward to some cake with my baby daddy!!!
Wishing all my lovely friends who are celebrating a very happy Teej!
Let me know how are you celebrating and what are you wearing?
For outfit details, leave me a comment and I will share!!!
Photos by my lovely : LoveoverLenses