Gorkhas celebrated Teez across India

The festival of Teez, celebrated by married Gorkha Hindu women seeking longevity and prosperity of their husbands, was today celebrated across the hills with great enthusiasm. Hanuman Mandir in Bong Busty and Thakur Bari Mandir, both in Kalimpong, witnessed a frenzy of activity since early in the morning. Women clad in bright red saris offered prayers and celebrated the occasion with dances and songs.

Married women celebrating the festival of 'Teej' in Kalimpong on Thursday.
Married women celebrating the festival of ‘Teej’
in Kalimpong on Thursday.

On this day, married Gorkha Hindu women fast for the entire day and pray for the long life and prosperity of their husbands, while unmarried women pray for an ideal partner. Women residents of town said Teez is one of the biggest Hindu festivals for women and they have been celebrating it from time immemorial.

Similar activities were seen in Mirik as well, where women flocked Devi Mandir and Shree Krishna Mandir in town to offer prayers. Here too, women clad in red attire were seen dancing and singing after offering their prayers. The day was also marked by a special bhajan session rendered by the Sangeeni Pariwar from Sikkim.
Similarly gorkhas in the north east celebrated Teez with gaiety

Source: EOI

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