Kajari Teej Katha 1

There was a Sahukaar who had seven sons. On the festival day of Satudi Teej, when his eldest daughter-in-law was doing puja of the neem tree, her husband expired. The second son got married and similarly he also expired on the day of Satudi Teej. Likewise all the elder six sons expired.

When the seventh son got married, his wife told her mother-in-law that instead of doing puja of the neem tree; I will plant a small branch of the neem tree and do its puja.

She performed the puja of the branch of the neem tree and while performing the puja, all the elder six sons came back to life. Then she called all her six elder co-sisters and asked them do puja of the neem tree and cut the pindaas. All the elder co-sisters said how they could cut the pindaas as their husbands were not there.

The youngest daughter-in-law told them their husbands are alive now. Everyone heard the katha and did paasna of the pindaas and announced in the village that no one should do puja of the neem tree but should do puja of the branch of the neem tree.

Neemadi Mata, as you have blessed the Sahukaar’s sons and his daughters-in-law so also bless the narrator of the katha, the listeners of the katha and all those who are following the katha along with their families.

Kajari Teej Katha 2

There was a woman whose husband was afflicted with leprosy. The husband used to go to a prostitute everyday by climbing on his wife s shoulders and come back the same way.

The festival of Badi Teej came. That day also the woman left her husband at the prostitute s house. On her way home as she crossed a river she heard a voice coming out of the river. There was a neem tree on the corner of the river and a cone made from the leaf of the aakde tree was floating in the river. A voice from the river said

“Aavatdi jaavatdi dono ghol pivatdi, jyo peeve thaaro peey ghar base"

This means, ‘Oh woman! Who is coming and going, drink water from the cone made from the leaf of the aakde tree. This will ensure your husband to stay in the house with you .

She did not pay attention and came home and started doing preparations for paasna of the sattu. Meanwhile again her husband come back and asked her to open the door of the house. As she opened the door, her husband asked her to drop him back to the prostitute s house. While returning back home, again the voice from the river said the same thing but she did not pay any attention. But again as she sat down to do the paasna of sattu, her husband came home and asked her to drop him back to the prostitute s house.

All this happened seven times. Finally, she did as the voice from the river had asked her to do. As she was doing the paasna of the sattu, again her husband s voice came asking her to open the door. When she got up and opened the door, she found that her husband s body was perfectly fit. He was no more afflicted with leprosy. Further whatever money, clothes and jewelry he had given to the prostitute he had brought them back for her.

Her husband told her that he will never again go back to the prostitute. Then the woman did the puja of the Neemadi, drank water and un-boiled milk seven times from the cone made of leaf of the aakda tree and then did paasna of the sattu.

Teej Mata, as you blessed the woman and cured her husband, so also bless the narrator of the katha, the listeners of the katha, and all those who are following the katha along with their families.

“Aadhi ne pure kare deo puri parvaan chade" - Neemadi Mata, if the katha is incomplete, please complete it. I offer this katha to you.

Kajari Teej Katha 3

There was a Sahukaar who had seven sons and seven daughters-in-law. The parents of the youngest daughter-in-law were very poor. On the festival of Satudi Teej, the parents of the six elder daughters-in-law sent lots of gifts. The father of the youngest daughter-in-law had no money even to make pindaa so he hid in the shop where he was working.

After the shop got closed, he took some split chana daal and started grinding it in the chakki. Listening to the noise coming out of the shop, the neighbours informed the shopkeeper and the police. The police, thinking the youngest daughter-in-law s father to be a thief, were about to take him to the police station, when the shopkeeper arrived. The shopkeeper inquired the reason for the theft.

The father told him that he was not trying to steal anything but just making the pindaa to send it to the daughter’s house. The kind-hearted shopkeeper told him that from this day onwards, your daughter is like my daughter. Along with the pindaas, he sent lots of gifts to the daughter’s house.

On receiving so many gifts and pindaas from the youngest daughter-in-law s house the mother-in-law told everyone that although the youngest daughter-in-law s family is very poor, they have sent the maximum gifts and pindaas. She told her daughters-in-laws that it is not compulsory to get the pindaa and gifts from parent’s house; instead pindaa can be made in the house.

Neemadi Mata, as you blessed the Sahukaar s daughters-in-law, so also bless the narrator of the katha, the listeners of the katha, those who are following the katha along with their families.

Three kathas of the festival of Badi Teej are read along with

Bindaayakji/Ganeshji ki katha
Panthvari Mata ki Katha
Lapsi Tapsi ki katha

After listening to all the stories, this is chanted:

Aasa baadi Aasa baadi jyame haithe kanyakuvaar
Kanyakuvaari kaayeen maang, ann maang,
dhann maang, laabh maang, lakshmi maang
Bichudaan melo maang, baanjan putr maang, bhai ko daan, hhoiayi ko maan
Shri krishn bhagwan ki badi maang, vaikunt ka vaas maang
Chandan chowki jadaav ko haar Shri krishn bhagwan jev ko adhaar

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