Teja Dashami 2022: In many areas of India, Teja Dashami is celebrated on the tenth day of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month. The tradition of celebrating Teja Dashami has been going on for centuries. This festival is said to be a symbol of faith, faith and belief. This time this festival is being celebrated on Monday (September 5) i.e. today.
Talking about Tejadashmi , in this festival, the whole night of Bhadrapada Shukla Navami is celebrated. After this, on the second day i.e. on the tenth day, there is a tradition of holding fairs in the places where there are temples of Veer Tejaji. On this day people are seen taking out processions in the form of fairs and rides of Teja Ji Maharaj.
If we look at history along with legends and beliefs, then Veer Tejaji was born on Vikram Samvat 1130 Magh Shukla Chaturdashi (Thursday 29 January 1074) in Kharnal. He was the son of Kunwar Taharji, chief of Kharnal in Nagaur district. Mother’s name was Ram Kanwar. According to the information recorded so far in the legends, Tejaji was born on Magh Sudi Chaturdashi in 1130, whereas it is not so. Tejaji was born on Magh Sudi Chaudas of Vikram Samvat 1243.
tejaji birth story
At the same time, the year 1160 of Tejaji’s heroic speed is recorded in the fables. Whereas the truth is its reverse. Tejaji got the heroic speed in 1292 at Sursura near Paner in Ajmer. Although the date is only the tenth of Bhadwa. It is said that Veer Tejaji was born only by the worship of Lord Shiva and by the grace of Nag Devta. Born in a Jat family, Tejaji is also said to be an opponent of the caste system.
Tejaji was born in childhood
It is said that Veer Tejaji was married in his childhood. He was married to Pemal, daughter of Raimalji of Paner village. Pemal’s maternal uncle was against this relationship. He attacked Teja’s father Taharji in jealousy. Taharji had to use a sword to save, due to which Pemal’s maternal uncle died. Pemal’s mother was hurt by this. The matter of this relationship was hidden from Tejaji.
Tejaji had given a promise to the snake
Much later, when Tejaji came to know about his wife, he went to his in-laws’ house to pick up his wife. There he was disobeyed in his in-laws’ house, due to which he got angry. When Tejaji started returning, he met his wife at Pemal’s friend Lachha Gujari, but the same night Meena robbers stole Lachha’s cows. Veer Tejaji started trying to get rid of the cows. On the way, a burning snake was found in the fire, which was saved by Tejaji, but the snake was saddened by the separation of its pair. He hissed to sting. Veer Tejaji promised that first I should get rid of Lachha’s cows and then take me a sting. Tejaji was seriously injured in the battle with Meena robbers. Even in his injured condition, he came near the snake’s bill.
Tejaji is worshiped as village deity
It is believed that Tejaji got a sting on his tongue due to injury to the whole body. He became Nirvana on Bhadrapada Shukla (10) Dashami Samvat 1160 (28 August 1103). Seeing this, Pemal became Sati. Since then, there has been talk of recognition of Tejaji in the Lokrang of Rajasthan. Due to the protection of cows, people worship him as a village deity. The snake also gave him a boon. From that day people adopted the tradition of celebrating Tejadashmi festival.
Children of Tejaji Maharaj
If we look at the legends, there is a mention of four to five brothers of Tejaji. Whereas according to the genealogy Tejaji Teharji had only one son and three daughters were Kalyani, Bungri and Rajal. Tejaji’s father Teharji had four brothers namely Kahadji, Kalyanji, Devasi, Dosoji. In which Dholia Gotra has been said ahead of the children of Devasi. The Dholiya dynasty originated from Kharnal itself. After this V.S. In 1650, some people left the village and settled in other places, due to which the Dholia caste spread throughout the state.
Note: The above article is for your information only. The said things have been said only in relation to the tradition which has been going on for centuries.