Important Timings On Goga Navami 2016
Sunrise 26-Aug-2016 06:10 AM
Sunset 26-Aug-2016 18:46 PM
Navami Tithi Begins 25-Aug-2016 20:07 PM
Navami Tithi Ends 26-Aug-2016 18:13 PM
Goga Navami is celebrated on the ninth day of the KrishnaKrishna
It is described that there are three aspects of the Supreme that must...
Paksha (waning phase of moon) in Bhadrapad month in North India. In 2016, the date of Goga Navami is August 26. Also known as Guga Naumi, the festival is dedicated to Guga – the Snake God.
It is believed that he appeared on earth on the ninth day of Bhadon. The festival is of great importance in Himachal Pradesh, western Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and other regions in North India.
Guga is described riding a blue horse and holds blue and yellow flags. Parade and pujas are celebrated on the day in Guga Mari Temples. During the period, Guga-Navami Melas (fairs) are celebrated in many regions in rural parts of North and north-western India.
There is a popular view that children will be protected by Guga. So married women pray and perform pujas for the long life and health of their children. Childless married women pray for begetting children.
The Connectivity of Goga Ji Maharaj
Gogamedi Fair is considered as most popular Mela in Rajasthan for animals. Merchants dealing in animals in this fair as a trade. This trading is for camel animal.
Goga Ji Maharaj was a revered king and popularly was known for his love and devotion towards animals like cows. Due to his devotion towards cows, he was titled by the name of Goga Ji. During his ruling period, he constructed seven big cow sheds in his kingdom and seven thousand cows could stay in these sheds.
Legends of Goga Ji Maharaj
Goga Ji Maharaj was from popular Chauhan family in Rajasthan. Originally, his name was Jaharveer. His both brothers Archan Singh and Sarchon Singh were bad intentioned men and wanted to kill Jaharveer after kidnepping his wife Shreeyal. Jaharveer tried to know the reason behind their intention and killing him. The mother of Jaharveer, Banchal could not bear this and order the king to leave the Kingdom. Then Jaharveer left his kingdom and started to live in a forest but still, he continued to meet his wife secretly.
One day, his mother got to know about the meeting between them. Jaharveer could not face his mother for disobeying her order of not coming to the place again in future. Therefore, he got engraved himself in the ground along with his horse at Gogamedi place.
Since then, the Gogamedi fair is celebrated as a mark to the brave Chauhan King.
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