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  • 12 Aug 2022
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North India's Famous Gogaji Mela Begins

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On August 11, 2022, Devasthan, Industries and Commerce Minister Shakuntala Rawat duly inaugurated the famous Gogamedi fair of North India, a symbol of communal harmony, by hoisting the flag after offering prayers.

Key Points

  • It is worth mentioning that every year a huge fair is held in Gogamedi (Hanumangarh) from Shravan Shukla Purnima to Bhadrapada Shukla Purnima in the memory of one of the five pirs of Rajasthan, the popular deity Gogaji.
  • Veer Gogaji was the son of Raja Jewar Singh, a descendant of the Nagvanshi Chauhans. It is believed that he was born with the blessings of Guru Gorakhnath. He is worshiped as the god of snakes in Rajasthan.
  • He was born in Vikram Samvat 1003 in Dadreva of Rajgarh tehsil of Churu district in Rajasthan. He is considered a contemporary of Mahmud Ghaznavi.
  • Jaharveer Gogaji is a popular deity in North India. Apart from Rajasthan, Gogaji is also worshiped as a folk deity in Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh.

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