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Thursday, 24 August 2017

Happy Hartalika Teej

Posted by Anup Baral | August 24, 2017 : Teej is a generic name for a number of festivals that are celebrated in Nepal, Hartalika Teej welcome the monsoon season and are celebrated primarily by girls and women, with songs, dancing and prayer rituals.
The first day of the three-day Hindu festival, Teej is dedicated to Goddess Parvati, and commemorates her union with Lord Shiva. A fast is kept and the focus is the moon. The Hariyali Teej festival is also celebrated to remember the reunion of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, the day when Lord Shiva accepted Goddess Parvati as his wife.

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Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.