Teej is a festival for womenfolk and time for Teej Sringar. On this day, women love to pamper themselves. The market places are abuzz with activity as women both married and unmarried move out to shop for good clothes and accessories. They visit shops of sarees, jewelry and other accessories and splurge themselves. Teej calls for looking one's best and women make the most of the occasion.Importance of Teej Sringar
Adorning oneself is the most vibrant and colorful ritual of Teej Festival. Teej Sringar is performed with utmost happiness and craze by the womenfolk. They make a proper schedule for the festival very well in advance. Both married and unmarried women loves to dress up like the newly wed bride and so enthusiastically make preparations to look beautiful. Festival of Teej is totally dedicated to women as they keep fast for long and good health of their husband. They are free to do anything which can bring happiness to her and her family. Women beautify themselves in the following manner:
On Teej, young girls and women dress up in bright clothes, mostly green as it is considered aupicious and symbolize the month of sawan. Usually women wear sarees, suits and lehangas which symbolize that a woman is married. Some women prefer wearing heavy designer wear dress while others love to wear their wedding attire. Engaged girls prefer wearing dress with some light work on it.Jewelry
When the dress to be worn on Teej is selected, women goes for a fine jewelry selection. There is a great demand for gold, diamond and even artificial jewelry. These days ladies prefer to wear artificial jewelry as it can easily match the type of dress they would wear. Married women usually buy heavy necklaces and bangles to make a different style statement. Some women also receive beautiful jewelry from their husband as a token of love and her dedication. Footwear Another very important item is to have a good pair of footwear. Shops and malls are lined up with variety of designer footwear and sandals. These days, special stone-studded juttis and sandals are much in fashion. These footwear are available in plenty of colors matching the ultimate standards of the Teej dress.Bangles
Always in fashion and demand, bangles are a woman's favorite. Be it any occasion, women love to wear colorful bangles. On Teej, shops and stalls are stocked up with colorful glass and metal bangles. These bangles range from very low to high rates. Women visit bangle shops with dupatta or a small piece of their dress to match with the colorful bangles. When it comes to Teej Shringar, women want everything to be perfect.Mehndi
Teej Shringar also includes application of intricate mehndi designs on hands and feet. Young girls and women apply mehndi a day before the festival and some get their husband's name hidden in it. In villages, women apply alta to their feet and hands.
Women also visit beauty salons and parlors to get ready for Teej. Parlors are booked in advance for make up and hair styles by young girls and women to look special on this Teej.