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Guggha Veer

Guggha Veer, also known as Gugghal, is a religious place in Saharanpur District of Uttar Pradesh. It is situated along the Gangoh Road and is 5 km south-west of Saharanpur.

Legend has it that Raja Kunwar Pal Singh, the Maharaja of Patan (Rajasthan), had two daughters, namely, Vachhal and Kachhal. Vachhal worshipped Guru Gorakhnath - a saint referred to in the ancient scriptures and mystic tales - to be blessed with a son. But when guru was providing blessings to Vachhal, Kachhal reached there and obtained blessing for two sons. When realized the mistake, Guru Gorakhnath later blessed Vachhal with a son, Gugghal, on a condition that he would kill the sons of Kachhal. This grieved Gugghal and he went to forest to perform Tapasya - the austerity of the personal will. Guru Gorakhnath, pleased with Gugghal, gave him the name 'Veer'. Hence the place is also known as Guggha Veer ki Marhi.

A large festival known as Mela Gugghal is held here to commemorate this event. This festival falls during Shukla Paksh Dashmi in the lunar month of Bhado and is attended by both Hindus and Muslims.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Saharanpur


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