Ramdev Jayanti is being observed with devotion and religious fervour in Rajasthan
Ramdev Jayanti is being celebrated today (Tuesday) to pay homage to a popular folk deity of Rajasthan called Baba Ramdevji. Special prayers are being held today at the temple of Baba Ramdevji at Nahari-ka-Naka locality in Jaipur besides a fair that has been organised at Ambawadi area of the city.
IN RAJASTHAN, Ramdev
Jayanti is observed as a public holiday and a fair is held at Ramdevra temple in Jodhpur district, where lakhs of devotees, both Hindus and Muslims, take part and pay homage to Baba’s Samadhi at the main temple.
Though the birth date of Baba Ramdevji is celebrated every year all over India
by his devotees, but the main festival is being held today at the temple complex housing Samadhi of Ramdevji, located at Ramdevra, near Pokhran in Rajasthan. The Ramdevra temple was built by Maharaja Ganga Singh of Bikaner in the year 1931.
It is believed by the followers of Baba Ramdevji that he was an incarnation of Lord Krishna and is worshiped by many social groups of India as their Ishta-devata. Ramdevji was born on Bhadava Shukla dooj (V.S. 1409) at a place called Pokharan. He was said to have had miraculous powers, and his fame reached far and wide.
In Rajasthan, Meghwal community's chief deity is Baba Ramdevji who is worshiped during the Vedwa Punam and wooden toy horses covered with cloth are among the most popular offerings at the temples dedicated to him.
Baba Ramdevji worked for revival of Hinduism and his teachings were based on the tenets of Sanatan Dharma.