Aadarsh Gram Gudia Khera



Festival, Fairs and other cultural events:

The people of this village follow the old festival traditions by observing Amavasya and Purnmashi in the lunar month. Amavasya is the last day of the dark fortnight of the lunar month and Hindu say special prayers and give alms. Puranmashi is the end of lunar month and stands for the full moon-night. However, the most significant festivals celebrated here are Teej, Raksh Bandhan, Janmashtami, Guga Naumi, Dashehra, Diwali, Sankarant, Vasant Panchmi, Shiv Ratri, Holi, Gangor and Ram Navmi. All these Hindu festivals in the village are celebrated with full devotion and gay. The two festivals viz, Teej and Gangor carry wider local significance. The former is celebrated on Sawan Sudi-3 (July-August), while the later on Chet Sudi-3 (March-April) every year with great festivity and fairs on these occasions are held at many places.

A fair popularly known as Ram Dev ka Mela is held annually at Ram Dev Mandir of the village. This fair is dedicated to Ram Dev Ji Maharaj (1469-1575) who is said to be saint of Tanwar-Rajput clan hailing from Runicha in the then Bikaner State. There are following religious places to celebrate specific festivals[1]:

1     Temple of God Vishnu;

2     Temple of Ramdev Ji;

3     Temple of Shiv Ji;

4     Goga Medi;

5     Satsang Bhawan;

6     Dera Maujpura-I (Dera Sacha Sauda);

7     Takia (Akhara).

Cultural Traits

The village has mosaic culture which grew during different historical phases. There are four temples dedicated to the Gods and Deities, the Vishnu Bhagwan, the Ramdev, the Shiv Ji and the Gogapir. This showed the influence of Hinduism. Besides, there are some religious places where people assemble to follow the faith of different sects, like Dera Sacha Sauda and Takia (Akhara). A few folks and music features are imparting informal training to the villagers in vocal and instrumental music and classic dances. There are four Govt. schools and one private school which lay a great emphasis of the cultural pursuits. The marriage, social and religious functions organized during different occasion exhibit the cultural, interests of the people.