Cultural programme schedules
Cultural programme schedules
Gogameri Mela Gogameri, around 120 km from district headquarter, is the place where this Mela begins on BHADAWA BADI 1 and continues till BHADAWA SUDI 11. Thousands of pilgrims from various states like Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal visit during the period to worship Gogaji "The god of snakes". Gogaji also known as Gogaji Chauhan, Gugga, Jahar Peer etc. Gogaji was born in Chauhan Rajput dynasty of Dadrewa village of Churu District in Rajasthan. History reveals that Gogaji was born some 900 years ago and was contemporary to Mamood Gaznabi.
A grand fair is held at Gogamedi in August in memory of Gogaji (a Chauhan Rajput from Dadrewa village in Churu district). The fair is held from the ninth day of the dark half of Bhaadra (Goga Navami) to the eleventh day of the dark half of the same month.According to legend, Gogaji fought Mahmud of Ghazni. In battle, Gogaji's throat was cut—his head fell in Dadrewa and his body fell in Gogamedi. Firuz Shah Tughlaq built a tomb in Gogamedi in the memory of Gogaji. Thousands of devotees gather to pay homage at this memorial annually in the month of Bhadrapada during the Gogaji fair. The inscription in Persian at the main entrance describes Mahmud of Ghazni's regard for Gogaji.
Gogamedi is accessible on NH 65 from Chandigarh; go straight to Hisar (Haryana) (230 km) and from Hisar take the road to Bhadra (60 km) and from Bhadra Gogamedi lies around 20 km on the way to Nohar. From Delhi take the NH10 to Hisar (165 km) and from Hisar take the road to Bhadra-Nohar.
Holi:The “festival of colours” is indeed celebrated in a very colourful manner in Hanumangarh and is one of the biggest festivals for the natives. The atmosphere is really charged up during the celebrations.
Diwali:One of the most important festivals of Hindus, Diwali, is also well known by the name of “Festival of Lights” or Deepavali. It is celebrated in the month of October or November. Diwali in Hanumangarh is celebrated with great pomp and show. Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped on this festival.
Gangaur Festival: Gangaur Festival is a very popular festival celebrated in all over the state of Rajasthan with great zeal. It is one of the most colorful and very significant festivals of the state, dedicated to Goddess Gauri (Parvati), the companion of Lord Shiva. The womenfolk of the city enjoy this festival with great interest and dedication. It is celebrated in the months of July and August.
Navratri:Navratri (Nine Nights), dedicated to the worship of Goddess Durga occurs twice every year and is celebrated with much pomp and show in Hanumangarh. During the nine days of the festival nine different forms of the Goddess is worshipped. It is really a wonderful experience to be a part of these festivities in Hanumangarh.