One of the most awaited and celebrated festivals of the year, Teej is when women fast and pray for their husband’s long life. The festivity mostly celebrated in the west and some parts of the north has been depicted and highlighted with precision through these Hindi soap operas and Bhojpuri songs:
‘Doli Armaano ki’ has aptly potrayed the festival and its rituals where women of the family come together to celebrate Teej, all whilst adding a twist where the leads explore their shady sides!
‘Balika Vadhu’, the serial which showcases Marwari culture covers the festivities on a larger scale and shows how it affects women at different stages of their life.
Another show that focuses on Marwari culture, ‘Rangrasiya’ is a ‘hatke’ love story which depicts the beautiful bond between a husband and wife and the happy roller-coaster they go through while celebrating Teej.
An essential part of the celebration, music binds all the steps of the rituals into a symphony.
`Teej aayo` by Sindhu Malla and `Jaso pare parla` by Devi Gharti are popular Bhojpuri music tracks that compliment the spirit of Teej.