Tejaji (तेजाजी) or Veer Teja (वीर तेजा) (1074- 1103) was a Jat folk-deity who lived in Rajasthan in India. The pages of history of Rajasthan are full of many heroic events, Veer Teja was one of those famous persons in the history of Rajasthan.
The festival of Tejaji fair is celebrated in Rajasthan in the memory of Veer Tejaji, a folk deity held in high regard by the local people. The annual event is celebrated on the 11th day of the bright fortnight of the Bhadrapada month of Hindu calendar. On this day grand fairs are organized in various parts of the state which are attended by people, especially those from the rural areas in large numbers.
Veer Tejaji Fair – The second largest fair held every year in the month of Shrawan (August / September) at Parbatsar. It is primarily a cattle fair but routine things are also bought & sold. Its history dates back to pre-Independence. Veer Tejaji is known as the protector against snakes, scorpions & mosquitoes.
A large fair, Mela Tejaji, Takes place on the eleventh lunar day of Bhadrapad Shukla Paksh (Aug.-Sept.) every year in village Parbatsar, District Nagaur in Rajasthan.
On this date the state officers of Parbatsar bring the flag Tejaji with Govt honour.