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Gugga Naumi in 2013 »   29 August

Gugga Naumi Category: Festival
Celebrated In: India
Celebrated By: (Hindu)

This is a religious festival, celebrated all over Haryana. It is connected with snake-worship and observed in August-September. A number of legends have clustered around Gugga Pir or Zahir Pir (the saint). He is also referred to as Baggar wala because of his grave near Dadrewa near Ganga nagar, a tract over which he is said to have ruled. He was reputed to have the power of curing people of snake-bite. Monday is his day, the date being 9th. The shrine is distinguished by its square shape with minarets and domed roof. It is called 'Mari'. The important Gugga fairs are held at Bawal (Bawal Tahsil), Asadpur, Bikaner, Dharuhere, Darauli, Suruora, Jatusana, Rohria, Turkiawas (Rewari Tahsil), Nautana, Bawana, Kuksi, Kanina, Patherwa, Bawania, Maupura (Mahendragarh Tahsil), Hudiana, Kauwi, Nangal Chaudhary, Ateli and Narnaul (Narnaul Tahsil).

Goga Navami is observed on the ninth day of the Krishna Paksha in Bhadrapad month in North India. In 2013, the date of Goga Navami is August 29. 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 prince and hero, had supernatural powers to control snakes. He got the powers even before his birth from Baba Gorakhnath. There are different versions of the story of Guga and is narrated on the day as part of rituals. All 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.

Gugga Naumi Dates

Gugga Naumi in 2013 »   29 August

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