Hariyali Teej is kept on the Tritiya of Shukla Paksha of Shravan month. Nirjala fasting and worship of Shiva-Parvati are celebrated on this day. It is believed that on this day Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati were reunited. It is also known as Chhoti Teej or Shravan Teej.
It is believed that this story was told by Lord Shiva to remind Parvati ji about her past birth. The story goes like this--
Shiva says: O Parvati. A long time ago you did extreme tenacity on the Himalayas to get me as a groom. During this time you had to spend the day chewing dried leaves after giving up food and water. You meditated continuously, regardless of the weather. Seeing this situation of yours, your father was very sad and angry. In such a situation Naradji came to your house.
When your father asked him the reason for his arrival, Naradji said - "O Giriraj! I have come here after sending Lord Vishnu. Pleased with your girl's severe penance, he wants to marry her. I want to know your opinion about this. ”On hearing Naradji, Parvataraj said with great pleasure- O Naradji. If Lord Vishnu himself wants to marry my daughter, then nothing could be more important. I am ready for this marriage. "
Shivji says to Parvati ji, "Naradji, after getting the approval of your father, went to Vishnu and told this good news. But when you came to know about this marriage, you were very sad. Husband had agreed.
You told your distraught mind to your friend. He suggested to your friend that she will hide you by taking you to a dense forest and do the meditation to get Shiva there. After this, your father was very worried and sad because he could not find you at home. He started thinking what would happen if Vishnu brought a procession and you did not get it at home. They made you search the earth, but you could not be found.
You were absorbed in my worship inside a cave in the forest. You worshiped me on Bhadrapad III Shukla by constructing a Shiva lingam from the sand, which pleased me and I fulfilled your desire. After this you told your father that 'Father, I have spent a long time of my life in the penance of Lord Shiva. And Lord Shiva has accepted me, pleased with my penance. Now I will follow you on the same condition that you will marry me with Lord Shiva only. "Parvat Raj accepted your wish and took you back home. After some time he married us with full legal practice. "
Lord Shiva then told that - “O Parvati! As a result of the fast you worshiped on Bhadrapad Shukla Tritiya by worshiping me, the marriage of both of us was possible. The significance of this fast is that I give the desired fruit to every woman who observes this fast with full devotion. Lord Shiva told Parvati ji that any woman who performs this fast with full devotion will get a steady honeymoon like you.