Sangeetpedia: Jhula

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Term: Jhula

This is sung during Teej celebrations which are held in the months of Sawan and Bhado and also during Janmashtami, the birth of Lord Krishna. The Teej fast, which is widely popular in the northern region of India ranging from Rajasthan, Uttar-Pradesh, and Bihar to Orissa and Madhya-Pradesh, is undertaken by married women. It is believed to help develop a healthy culture through patience, forbearance and purity of character....

Swings are a common sight during the festival and newly married girls return to their parents' home for the festival....