In India, marriage is considered to be a sacred institution and it is a practice to observe and commemorate the marital bond and strengthen the eternal love between a husband and wife. There are various fasts and festivals that celebrate the marital bond where wives (and husbands) pray together for a long life of togetherness and marital bliss. Saubhagya Sundari Teej is one such festival that celebrates marital bliss. It is celebrated by worshipping Goddess Parvati. According to Indian culture, Saubhagya Sundari Teej holds equal significance to that of Karwa Chauth; however, unlike Karwa Chauth, which is celebrated by married women, Saubhagya Sundari Teej is celebrated by both married and unmarried women alike.

The third day or the Tritiya Tithi of Krishna Paksha in the month of Margashirsha is observed as Saubhagya Sundari Teej, a day of penance. This is the time when the Moon is conjunct with the Mrigasira (Makayiram) nakshatra.

On this day, the women are traditionally dressed in their finest attire and perform an elaborate ritual consisting of sixteen adornments on this day. These adornments include Henna, sindoor (vermillion), bindi, maang tika, kohl in eyes, nose ring, necklace, earrings, bangles, armlet, hand garlands, hair accessory, waist accessory, anklets, perfume, and the most ornate garment that they can afford.

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When is Saubhagya Sundari Teej in 2022?

In the year 2022, Saubhagya Sundari Teej will be celebrated on Friday, November 11th.

Significant Timings on Saubhagya Sundari Teej

  • Sunrise: 6:41 AM on November 11, 2022
  • Sunset: 5:39 PM on November 11, 2022
  • Tritiya Tithi Begins: 6:33 PM on November 10, 2022
  • Tritiya Tithi Ends: 8:17 PM on November 11, 2022

Rituals and Puja Vidhi of Saubhagya Sundari Teej

On this day, women rise at dawn and have their bath. They adorn themselves with the 16 adornments as above.

Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are then worshipped by the married women. The idols of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are set on a wooden platform and decorated with a red cloth.

Earthen lamps are then lit in front of the idols and offerings of moli, roli, rice, supari and pan (betel leaves and nut) are offered to the deities.

The idol of Goddess Parvati is also adorned with the 16 adornments.

Lord Ganesha receives the first prayers during the puja in accordance with tradition. During the Saubhagya Sundari Teej puja, the nine planets and the entire family of Lord Shiva are also worshipped.

On this day, devotees invite a Brahmin to their home. For this day, women prepare an elaborate and special meal to offer to Goddess Parvati. Following the puja, it is also customary to feed the Brahmin and offer them clothes and Dakshina. The following mantra is recited during the puja rituals.

||Om Umaye Namaha||
||Devi Dei Ume Gauri Trahi Maang Karunanidhe ||
||Mamma Aparadha Shantavya Bhakti Mukti Prada bhava||

The day of Saubhagya Sundari Teej is a day of strict fasting for women. They go the entire day without eating or drinking anything. After all the puja rituals are completed, the Saubhagya Sundari Teej Vrat is broken. Married women undertake this fast to ensure the health and longevity of their husbands.

The following day after Saubhagya Sundari Teej, the idol of the Goddess is immersed in flowing water body or river along with the red thread holding the tender coconut to the kalash and the tender coconut, flowers, food, and other offerings.

Legend of Saubhagya Sundari Teej

The Bhavishya Purana legend depicts the story of Saubhagya Sundari Teej. It is said that Goddess Sati made a vow before sacrificing her body as she was upset by her father’s remarks. She vowed that she would always reincarnate as Shiva’s wife. In the following rebirths, Goddess Parvati performed severe and harsh penance spanning prolonged periods to obtain Lord Shiva as her husband, and pleased with her devotion, Lord Shiva took her as his wife during all of Goddess reincarnations. It is believed that the humblest method to appease Goddess Parvati, Sati, or Durga is observing the Saubhagya Sundari Teej.

Significance of Saubhagya Sundari Teej

The Saubhagya Sundari Teej festival is celebrated to bring good fortune and positivity into one’s life, hence it is named Saubhagya Sundari. The puja and rituals are sacredly performed by women in order to receive the blessing of a worthy husband and offspring. The Saubhagya Sundari Teej is an important festival for married women as its benefits are comparable to those of Teej and Karwa Chauth.

According to widespread belief, anyone can live a happy and prosperous life by observing the Saubhagya Sundari Teej and changing their destiny for the better. Furthermore, young, unmarried girls who observe the Saubhagya Sundari Teej Vrat can overcome marriage delays and alleviate any marriage doshas. For those who have Manglik Dosha and any other unfavourable planetary placements in their Kundali, this vrat is especially beneficial. Young girls can obtain a suitable match and also lead happy married lives by performing this fast with complete dedication. Such is the significance of the Saubhagya Sundari Teej that it bestows divine blessings to the observer.

Saubhagya Sundari Teej festival dates between 2022 & 2026

Year Day Date
2022 Friday 11 November 2022
2023 Thursday 30 November 2023
2024 Monday 18 November 2024
2025 Saturday 08 November 2025
2026 Friday 27 November 2026

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