Fair is held in the memory of a popular hero of the area
who is known as Goga Veer among the Hindus and Jahar Peer
among the Muslims. The Kayam Khani Muslims claim descent
from him and regard him as a peer (saint). The devotees
of Gogaji can be found in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Madhya
Pradesh and Maharashtra. In Gujarat, an annual procession
is taken out in honour of the great warrior.
Gogaji is popular as a snake-god and almost every village
in Rajasthan has a Than (sacred place) dedicated to him.
Staunch believers have faith that invoking Gogaji will help
to cure a snake bite or other diseases and many visit the
Gogaji Fair to make a wish or for expressing their gratitude
when their wishes come true.
of Shri Gogaji