Teej festival being observed across the country with fervour (With photos)

KATHMANDU: Hindu women across the nation are celebrating the Haritalika Teej festival with zeal and zest on Monday.

Women celebrate the festival by fasting, singing, dancing and offering prayers to Lord Shiva.

Teej festival is a three-day-long celebration. The first day of Teej is called dar khane din.

On this day, women eat delicious before midnight. The second day is the fasting day or the main day of Teej, which fall today. Women spend the day without food and even a drop of water.

On this day, devotees throng various temples of Lord Shiva including the Pashupatinath temple of Kathmandu, to offer their prayers.

The third day of the festival is Rishi Panchami when women break their fast after performing a special Puja.

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