· By Gourang Vijay
Satudi Teej: A Festive Celebration with Sattu Food and Sweets
Sattudi Teej, also known as Badi Teej or Kajari Teej is one of the most significant festivals celebrated by women who hail from the states of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, some parts of Bihar, and Madhya Pradesh. It falls on the third day (Tritiya Tithi) in the month of Bhadrapada, i.e. three days after Raksha Bandhan.
When is the Festival Celebrated?
Teej, a three-day-long Hindu festival, is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It falls in the month of Shravana or Sawan that corresponds to the Indian monsoon season of July- August. The exact day on which it is celebrated is determined by the moon's cycle.
According to mythology, Teej is celebrated to mark the reunion of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva in the monsoon. On the day of Kajari Teej or Sattudi Teej, married women keep fast. In some regions, women celebrate the festival in their marital home while in some other places; they head to their maternal house for observing the vrat. However, the Vidhi, may vary in different regions. On the day of Kajari Teej, women make a pind (ball) of Sattu and worship it. The Sattu comes from the woman's maternal home. The pind must be made of Sattu, ghee, and sugar and must be shaped like a mountain. According to another tradition, the Puja Vidhi also includes worshipping Lord Ganesha.
Place an idol of Lord Ganesha on a wooden platform (Chaupayi or Pata) after spreading a layer of whole wheat on it. Then light an oil lamp, offer water followed by kumkum and flowers to Lord Ganesha. Afterward apply kumkum, mehendi, and kajal on all four sides of the platform. Then do the Naiveidhya (you may offer a sweet prepared at home).
Subsequently, for the Teej puja, you would need, kajal, mehendi, kumkum, roli, oil lamp, a neem tree twig with leaves, some natural clay or mud, lemon, cucumber, a kalash with water, a nath (nose ring), Naivedhya, Sattu pind and raw milk.
For celebrating the festival with great zeal, women prepare sattu, a sweet which has different flavors and tastes. The flavors can be-
- Chawal Sattu
- Besan Sattu
- Aata Sattu
- Mix Sattu
For riding with the different flavors of Sattu, you can contact Govindjee for getting these different flavors on your doorstep, and we will provide the best of our quality Sattu, Falhari delights, Namkeens, Seeds and Dry fruits which will stick you to taste and health both.
Where is the Festival Celebrated?
The Teej festival is widely celebrated in northern and western India, particularly in the desert state of Rajasthan. From a tourist perspective, the best place to experience it is in Jaipur and Jodhpur where the festivities are the grandest and most renowned during Sattudi Teej. And if you are in India, you can roll in the roasted flavors of Sattu and Roasted Diet Mixtures online, and if you are in Jaipur, the cultural heritage of Rajasthan you can order Sattu, Roasted Namkeen, Non- fried Snacks, Falahari Namkeen, including the royalty with the dry fruits in sweets and Roasted dry fruits which will boost your energy where ever you carry your delight.
Organic Sattu is made with roasted chana dal flour/ chawal flour/ or mix flour which is highly nutritious and healthy especially for kids.
- Sattu Flour
- Cashew nuts
- Almonds or badam
These are the few ingredients used in making a tasty sweet which is used for enjoying after the Fast on Teej. The fast is broken by eating Sattu, which can be made using the Roasted dry fruits, which will add more value of taste into the Sattus. It is okay if you don’t know how to prepare the delicious Sattus, we at Govindjee will help you deliver the best quality Sattus, taking you on a drive with the Dry fruits in it with the proper sugar content with an adequate amount of Ghee.
The ingredients for Sattu can be bought from Govindjee , at your doorstep with amazing quality, as quality is our first prior motto, or you can directly contact us for getting Sattus at your doorstep with a tasty crisp of dry fruits in it for the royal essence of the culture of Rajasthan or North India.
With Sattus, you can also keep a hand on the Falahari Namkeen or snacks for adding taste to the fasting day keeping an eye on the calorie count and Roasted Mixtures, which you can easily buy online with Govindjee.
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