Gogaji, also known as Gugga, is saint and folk deity of Rajasthan. He was son of Raja Jewar Singh of Bhagar Desh. His mother Bachal worshiped his Guru Gorkhnath ji for 12 years and by the blessing of Guru Gorkhnathji, Gogaji was born. Gogaji was a Chauhan Rajput.

Early Days

Rani Bachal has a twin sister (Rani Kachal) who deceived her for getting guru Gorakhnath’s blessings but Gogaji’s mother got Gugal candies from guru Gorakhnath (a herb to treat people of infertility) and also distributed that herb among villages including a mare. The mare gave birth to a blue horse that Gogaji rode. Early days of Gogaji were spent at village Dadrewa, situated on Hissar-Bikaner highway in the Churu district. Around 900 AD they were rulers of this area and at the same place a fair is simultaneously held here in his memory.

Gogaji’s as peer for Muslim and saint for Hindus

When Gogaji came to know about Rani Kachal deceived his mother, he killed the sons of Rani Kachal and told his mother. Rani Bachal got angry and instructed him not to show his face. Gogaji went to guru Gorakhnathji and asked him what to do. Gorakhnathji through his Chimta from Gorkhtilla and land got slide and Gogaji took Samadhi at that place with his horse. Before getting Samadhi Gogaji read calma so that he also called Muslim peer.

Annual procession

Every year Gogaji fair held in memory of that popular hero. Some people also worship him as a snake-god. It is believed that Gogaji want into Samadhi at the place now known as Goga Medi and thousands of devotees gather to pay homage at this memorial annually in the month of Bhadrapada during the Gogaji fair which last for three days. Gogaji is famous as Goga Veer among Hindus and Jahar peer in Muslims.