The Veerpuri fair is held at Mandor to commemorate the
heroes of Rajasthan . The site is about 10km from Jodhpur. The fair is
held on the penultimate Monday of Shravan. There are two legends about
According to one, Jaswant Singh who ruled Mandor was
sent to Ahmednagar by Aurangzeb to crush a rebellion. Jaswant Singh prayed
to old heroes of his land for success and was able to win the battle.
He built a gallery of heroes at Mandor and every year on the last Monday
of Shravan he visited to pay respect to the heroes.
The second legend concerning the origin of the fair
relates to Veerpuja. During Mughal days, a Rajput youth had to leave his
unmarried sister alone to join a battle. The sister applied tilak
to her brothers forehead and he returned victorious from battle.