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WOMEN THRONG AT PASHUPATINATH TEMPLE ON TEEJ

Posted on Sep 18, 2012 by TravelNews under Culture and Festival

Tags: Teej

Kathmandu, Sept. 18: A large number of women devotees have turned out at the Pashupatinath Temple from the early morning today on the occasion of the Teej festival.According to the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT), nearly 100,000 women have worshipped at the temple as of 8 a.m. The temple gates were opened since 3 a.m. today for the worships.PADT has mobilized 6,000 security personnel and 3,500 volunteers for helping the devotees.

Hindu women observe a day-long fasting on this day which falls on the third day of the waxing moon in the Nepali month of Bhadra as per the lunar calendar. Married women observe the fast wishing for long life and prosperity of their husbands while the unmarried women do so wishing to get a suitable and ideal husband.The festival of Teej also known as Haritalika Teej commemorates an incident in the scriptures in which Pārbati, the daughter of the Himalayas, observes a rigorous fast on this very day wishing to get Lord Mahadev, as her husband. Ultimately, Pārbati's wish gets fulfilled and she gets Mahadev as her husband.

Women observing the fast worship lord Mahadev on the occasion of Teej.
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