Kajli Teej is celebrated on the third day of the fifth Hindu Sawan Month. On this day women offer prayers to Lord Krishna by singing prayers and devotional songs and performing the sacred ritual of 'Neem Puja'. This year Kajli Teej will be commemorated on Thursday, April 18.
In Rajasthan, Kajli Teej is celebrated popularly in Bundi. It is celebrated on the third day of the Hindu month 'Bhadra'. This day is completely dedicated to the Goddess Teej. Although Kajli Teej takes place for two days, its celebrations are generally extended till Janmashtami (Lord Krishna's birth anniversary).
This festival is extremely significant for married couples as they seek the blessings of the almighty for their happy married life and to replenish their ties.
This celebration is of great cultural significance which offers a deep insight into the colorful tradition of the state to the tourists. In Bundi, the Kajli Teej is celebrated in a unique manner and is popular across India. The procession majorly celebrated at Azad Park in Bundi. Local artists from Hadoti are seen performing here. People perform the rituals, enjoy the cultural programs, eat and enjoy this beautiful and colorful festival.
The fair venue is the 'Kumbh Stadium' which comes alive when the Kajli Teej fair is on. The fair has stalls of handicrafts setup by the locals of Bundi. The handicrafts seen here are the traditional Kataar, paintings and bangles, rural handicraft, petty items, and fancy eatables. The very famous 'Algoza' (folk instrument) recital competition in this fair gives it a great melodious start.