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Goga Navami 2018
 

About 2018 Goga Navami 2018

Goga Navami 2016
4th September 2018 (Tuesday)
 

Important Timings On Goga Navami 2018

 
Sunrise    4-Aug-2018 06:25 AM
Sunset    4-Aug-2018 18:31 PM
Navami Tithi Begins    03-Aug-2018 20:25 PM
Navami Tithi Ends    04-Aug-2018 18:30 PM
 
Goga Navami is celebrated on the ninth day of the KrishnaKrishnaKrishna
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 2018, the date of Goga Navami is August 4. 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. 
 
Legend has it that Guga, a Rajput Rajput is short for “Raj Putra” which means “son of a king” in Sanskrit. They came into prominence during 6th and 7th century and dominated most of the central India. Rajputs are considered the royal and martial clans of central, western and northern India as well as eastern Pakistan.prince, and hero, had supernatural powers to control snakes. He got the powers even before his birth from Baba Gorakhnath. There is a different story of Guga and all the stories include his divine birth, his art of healing people bitten by snakes and controlling venomous snakes, his marriage, dispute with cousins, wars and his final disappearance from earth. He is believed to have defeated numerous powerful kings. 
 
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

 
Goga Ji Maharaj's temple has special importance for all his devotees of all castes including Hindu, Muslims, Sikhs, A Sikh is a person who follows Sikhism as his religion. The term ‘Sikh’ has been derived from a Sanskrit word, Sisya which means disciple. The term used is appropriate for the people as they all follow the teachings of their teachers, the ten Gurus, and practice their preaching. They are known for their courage and hard-work. Male Sikhs use ‘Singh’ in their name, whereas women used ‘Kaur’. and Christians. All the people coming from Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Vihar in this fair put on yellow clothes. These people are known by the name of 'Purbiyae' in their local language. The devotees coming in this fair chanting songs dedicated to legends of Goga Ji Maharaj and some have snakes with them. Devotees get special blessings from Goga Ji Maharaj during Gogamedi Fair and are blessed with their long-cherished wishes.
 
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.
 

How to reach Gogamedi, Rajasthan

 
Gogamedi is accessible on NH 65 from Chandigarh; go straight to Hisar (Haryana) (230 km) and from Hisar take the road to BhadraBhadraBhadra
The Bhagavata Purana gives her the epithet Kaikeyi, the princess of the Kaikeya kingdom. She was the daughter of King Dhrishtaketu and his wife Shrutakirti, the sister...
(60 km) and Gogamedi lies around 20 km from Bhadra on the way to Nohar. From Delhi take the NH10 to Hisar (165 km) and from Hisar take the road to Bhadra-Nohar.
 
 

 


 


 
 
 

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