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Horse Ramrakh Jat roaming healthy even after getting his tongue bitten by a black snake at Tejaji fair in Sureli village.
As soon as the name of snake comes, an atmosphere of fear is created in everyone’s mind, but in Sureli village, Tejaji’s horse not only fed the snake in his hands, but also got his tongue bitten by it. This scene was seen at the Tejaji fair on Monday in Sureli village of Banetha sub tehsil area. Where 70 year old Ghodle Ramrakh Jat got a glow in his body and the Ghodle played pranks with the snake sitting in the basket kept on Tejaji’s bed. Not only this, he kept his tongue in the snake’s mouth for a long time. The snake also bit the horse’s tongue, but it is a miracle of God that nothing happened to the horse. A large crowd of people gathered to see this. Everyone was stunned to see the miracle at the shrine of folk deity Tejaji. Even after being bitten on the tongue by the snake, the horse did not face any problem.
Tejaji’s horse not only fed the snake from his hands but also got its tongue bitten.
A huge three-day fair of folk deity Tejaji Maharaj, a symbol of faith of the people, was organized on the festival of Tejaji Dashami in Sureli village of Banetha sub tehsil area. Call it a miracle of faith that the black snake which people get scared on seeing and whose bite does not ask for water, took Tejaji’s horse in his hands and made the same black snake bite his own tongue. At around 3 o’clock in the afternoon, people gathered to see this miracle of Tejaji coming into the body of Ghodale Ramrakh Jat. Within a few minutes of the snake biting the horse’s tongue and causing him to bleed, the horse was seen roaming among the people in a healthy condition without any treatment. This miracle has been going on for two and a half decades during the fair at Tejaji Dham in Sureli.
The melodious Tejaji’s horse biting the tongue of the horse of another village with a snake.
To see this miracle, thousands of devotees not only from Tonk district but also from dozens of nearby villages including Sawai Madhopur, Bundi, Nainwa, Niwai, Malpura, Uniara, Aligarh, Bauli, Deoli come every year. In this fair, the arrangements of the fair are looked after by the Gram Panchayat, the police and the local people and they make arrangements for food and drinks for the travelers and devotees coming from outside. Villager Dharmendra Chaudhary said that the tradition of the fair of folk deity Veer Tejaji has been going on for the last 20-25 years.
Folk artists performing in Tejaji fair in Sureli village of Banetha sub tehsil area.
Tejaji’s temple built after dreams
Legend has it that a person first died due to snake bite in the village about three decades ago. That night, Tejaji appeared in the dream of a villager and asked him to build a temple of Tejaji in the village. Since then no one has died due to snake bite.
Snakebite victim not taken to hospital for last 15 years
People have so much faith in Tejaji that even if someone gets bitten by a snake, his family members and villagers do not take him to the hospital. Takes him to Tejaji’s police station. Where he gets cured in a few days by the grace of Tejaji.
Devotees reached Tejaji fair in Sureli village of Banetha sub tehsil area.
The snake was brought from the temple of Lord Chaturbhuj at night.
A three-day fair of Tejaji is held in Sureli village. Under this, last night as per tradition the villagers reached the temple of Lord Chaturbhuj with musical instruments. Where a black snake came and sat in the basket kept at eight o’clock. During that time, Tejaji came into the horse’s body and took him to Tejaji’s police station. Where he was kept at the police station overnight and today at around 3 o’clock in the afternoon, Tejaji came again in Ghodale and blessed the people.
Input: Sanjay Sen, Banetha