Bhutanese Refugee women Celebrate Teej of 2013

Today at 1116 Taylor Ave. Bhutanese Hindu people, celebrated a great festival Teej (Hari Talika pooja in Nepali). There were 25+ women in attendance.  They jointly participated in the ritual held at the Rijal Residency.  This celebration mostly of women, is in honor  of the married woman to her living husband and for those seeking a good husband and long life in the future.  The rituals pass through the pojas of Lord Shiva as the main deities. After the rituals they have food, drinks, and dance. Women dress in bright colored sari’s, in the colors of red & pink, wearing there green beaded marriage necklaces, showing their purity and devotion to their husbands. Hindu ladies consider this festival to be the biggest of the year.ImageImage

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