Gugga Jahar Veer Ji - A Hindu Diety

Gugga Ji at www.letmesay.in siteGugga Ji, who is also known as Goga Ji or Jahar Veer Gogga, is a Hindu folk deity. Worshiped in several states of northern India, especially in Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab, he is warrior-hero, venerated as a saint and a 'snake-god'. Worshiped as a peer, Gugga ji is believed to protect his followers from snakes and other evils.


Gugga Ji believed to be born by the blessings of widely-respected Guru Gorakhnath, who gave 'Guggal' fruit in the form of prasad to Gugga's mother, Bachhal. As the fruit of Guggal was bellieved to be the cause of this deity's birth, he was referred to as Gugga. Devotees add the suffix 'Ji' to call him Gugga Ji in respect.

Gugga Ji's shrine, referred to as "madi" or "medi", consists of a one-room structure with a minaret on each of four corners and a grave called Mazar inside, marked by a symbol or a sign that is made up of a long bamboo with peacock plumes, some colored threads. On the 9th of the Hindu month of Bhadra, devotees worship his symbol -- a black snake painted on a wall in madi. A fly-flap, called chhari, is taken round the village, and devotees pay their respect to it.

The tales of Gugga Ji are typically recited and sang from the festival of Raksha Bandhan to Gugga Naumi by this deity's followers, who are offered grains and other stuff. All the collected offerings are brought to the temple, where the festival of Gugga Navami is celebrated for three days. In addition to various pujas and rituals, a wrestling competition (Dangal) is organized for where wrestlers from across the region compete. The annual 3-day fair is also a part of these festivities where people come and enjoy delicious regional food and sweets, and shop for cosmetics, toys, household goods, cosmetics, handicrafts and decorative items.

12/30/2016
Gugga Jahar Veer Ji - A Hindu Diety
Gugga Ji at www.letmesay.in siteGugga Ji, who is also known as Goga Ji or Jahar Veer Gogga, is a Hindu folk deity. Worshiped in several states of northern India, especially in Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab, he is warrior-hero, venerated as a saint and a 'snake-god'. Worshiped as a peer, Gugga ji is believed to protect his followers from snakes and other evils.


Gugga Ji believed to be born by the blessings of widely-respected Guru Gorakhnath, who gave 'Guggal' fruit in the form of prasad to Gugga's mother, Bachhal. As the fruit of Guggal was bellieved to be the cause of this deity's birth, he was referred to as Gugga. Devotees add the suffix 'Ji' to call him Gugga Ji in respect.

Gugga Ji's shrine, referred to as "madi" or "medi", consists of a one-room structure with a minaret on each of four corners and a grave called Mazar inside, marked by a symbol or a sign that is made up of a long bamboo with peacock plumes, some colored threads. On the 9th of the Hindu month of Bhadra, devotees worship his symbol -- a black snake painted on a wall in madi. A fly-flap, called chhari, is taken round the village, and devotees pay their respect to it.

The tales of Gugga Ji are typically recited and sang from the festival of Raksha Bandhan to Gugga Naumi by this deity's followers, who are offered grains and other stuff. All the collected offerings are brought to the temple, where the festival of Gugga Navami is celebrated for three days. In addition to various pujas and rituals, a wrestling competition (Dangal) is organized for where wrestlers from across the region compete. The annual 3-day fair is also a part of these festivities where people come and enjoy delicious regional food and sweets, and shop for cosmetics, toys, household goods, cosmetics, handicrafts and decorative items.