This Teej, head to the nearest Dilli Haat

August 15, 2015 12:00 am | Updated March 29, 2016 03:19 pm IST - New Delhi:

To celebrate the festival of Teej, Delhiites can indulge in shopping for handicrafts and taste Rajasthani cuisine at the three Dilli Haats in the city.

Celebrations to mark the festival began at the Dilli Haat in Pitampura from August 14 and will continue till August 16, while the one at Janakpuri will have festivities beginning on August 15 and ending on August 18. The festival will be celebrated at the Dilli Haat in INA on August 15 and 16.

A festival of feasts, Teej welcomes the monsoon and is celebrated during the month of ‘Shravan’ or ‘Saawan’. The festival is primarily dedicated to Goddess Parvati and her union with Lord Shiva. It is for this reason that it is also believed to be an auspicious occasion for married women. It is widely celebrated in North India, especially in Rajasthan.

All the Dilli Haats will showcase a lifestyle exhibition with stalls offering Teej special rakhis, gift packs, ornamental bindis, bangles and jewellery. Special mehendi stalls at all three Dilli Haats will offer exclusive henna designs. The Dilli Haat in Janakpuri will see a host of competitions such as making bindis, rangolis and mehendi art with an added attraction of the Teej jhula and camel rides for children.

Food stalls from Rajasthan will offer festive delicacies such as dal baati choorma, ghevar, raj kachori and more. Evenings at the three Dilli Haats will be lighted up with cultural programmes, especially hosted by Rajasthan Tourism to showcase the State’s folk dance and music.

A festival of feasts, Teej welcomes the monsoon and is celebrated during the month of ‘Shravan’

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