About Gorakhnath Temple
Gorakhpur, a small city in the northern region of Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, is situated very close to Kushinagara and Nepal. Sitting on the shores of the River Rapti and Rohini at an elevation of 77 meters from the sea level, is Gorakhpur popular as Ramgarh. It served as the capital of the Koliyas in the early days. After sometime, though, it was named after the renowned saint Goraknath who inspired people to the fullest extent by his preaching. Today this city is visited on a large extent by the travellers who can enjoy sightseeing in this small city. However the place that attracts them most on tours to Gorakhpur is Gorakhnath Temple in Gorakhpur.
Gorakhpur Gorakhnath Temple typifies the identity of the city. It is so said because the city itself was named after Mahayogi Guru or sage Gorakhnath. According to a strong belief Guru Gorakhnath meditated in Treta Yuga at the place where this splendid temple is standing today.
Origin of the Name
Shape and structure of this temple was transformed and innovated since it was built. Attempts have been made to destroy the temple many times during the rule of Mughal Emperors. The present shape and form of this temple had been conceptualised by Mahant Digvijayanath and temple head priest, Mahant Ayeiydyanath.
History of Gorakhnath Temple
History of Gorkhnath Temple talks about the ancient tales associated with the temple. This temple is named after the Guru Gorakhnath who attained prosperity in this city and also influenced devotees with his teachings. It is said that this temple is erected at the spot where Gorakhnath did meditation in Treta Yuga. Apart from this, the records of the temple is exposed like - Gorakhpur Gorakhnath Temple structure and shape was transformed over the period of time. In fact many attempts were made to destroy this temple during the rule of the Mughal emperors. Today, the form and shape in which this temple is seen is said to have been conceptualized by late Mahant Digvijaynath and current head priest of the temple Mahant Aveiydyanath.
Structure of Gorakhnath Temple
Shape and structure of Goarkhnath Temple changed and reformed since it was built. Efforts have also been made to destroy the temple many times during the rule of Mughal Emperors. The present shape and form of this temple had been conceptualised by Mahant Digvijayanath and temple head priest, Mahant Ayeiydyanath.
(Last Updated on : 09-08-2012)
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