Teej music and dance. Teej tops the list of specialized festivals of Nepalese women (Brahmin and Chhetri).
All over Nepal
Teej songs are sung by women folk only. A girl must be at her parents' at the Teej. A girl living away from her parents expectantly waits for her father or brother to come to her to take her parents homes where she was born and brought up. Not to be able to be at her parents' at the time of Teej is the saddest of events to break a heart.
Before the coming of Teej (one month or more)hill sides echo with sweet and lovely songs of girls gathering fodder for farm animal or collecting fire wood and so on.
The day of Teej witnesses a riot of red around temples. It is a day when no male is allowed in and around Pashupati Temple. Only women folk in red are seen everywhere.
Culturally it is most important. It is very rich in music. New songs, new tunes, new melodies are formed. New poets are recognized. The subject of these songs include incidents that happened during the year.
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Mr. Shrikrishna Gautam
HMS/Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture
Address: Tripuresevar Kathmandu, Nepal