Gorakhnath Temple
Gorakhnath Temple
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Rohit Bihani
Kolkata (Calcutta), India24 contributions
Sep 2022
Very few temples in India revel in the peace and calm of Gorakhnath temple. It is extremely well maintained, very clean, and marked with signages all across. The trust managing the temple is directly controlled by the precent CM of the state, Yogi Adityanath, which makes this monument a well preserved pilgrimage of Hinuduism.
Written October 2, 2022
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Satish T
Gorakhpur, India701 contributions
May 2013 • Family
I have been to Gorakhnath temple, many times. It is situated at a distance of 4 Kms. from the Gorakhpur Railway station,devoted mainly to Guru Gorakhnath –The Mahayogi of Nath-cult, revered as incarnation of Lord Shiva. Gorakhpur city is named after this Great yogi saint .Temple is a complex with many small temple complexes around main temple. You can find the statues of nearly all the Hindu Gods and deities, here. It is the most respected and multipurpose place of Hindus, particularly Gorakhpurites. Many rites and rituals are performed here, a place for marriage,-a place for FAMILY-DATING (because in India Boys and Girls are not allowed to date alone) ,before confirming the marriage, a place for bath in the holy pond situated inside temple complex, a place for one month long Khichri Mela (Fair) ,held at a big ground on the Right side of this temple, with great pomp and show, having fun, fair,stage-shows, magic shows, a mini zoo and many types of rides and eatable shops , attracting large no. of peoples throughout this month-long fair,starting from 14th Jan to 14th Feb. There are no entry fees for visiting this temple.
MAIN TEMPLE-Today I reached here, in the morning time .Crowd was very thin at this time, so I could have a good view of all the various places of the temple complex and photograph it. Just before the entry gate you’ll find shops selling sweets, flowers and other things to be offered in the temple. Temple faces eastward. There is one main gate, which usually remains closed. Two side gates are open. Entry is from the south gate, which is fitted with metal detector. You have to pass through the security check up since it is a very sensitive temple, like Ayodhya, Varanasi and Mathura. I moved to right side through the partially arcaded lane, leading to the temple. Main temple have statue of Guru Gorakhnath, in the sanctum sanctorum which is carved on glittering white marble. We gave our flower and sweets to the priest, who returned me after offering it to Guru Gorakhnath and put Bhasm Tilak on my forehead. Temple’s head priest (Mahanth Yogi Aditya Nath ji ) is member of Parliament of India.
WALK INSIDE TEMPLE COMPLEX- I moved toward Right side and had darshan of statues of Lord ,Shiva, Ganesha and Bhaironathji ,placed on each four corners of the main shrine .Came out from the northern gate .Saw another temple complex ,having statues of Godess Sheetla, Place of Bharonath-where thousands of Trisuls (Metallic arrow divided into three sharp points)were placed there-This is offered by the devotees whose wishes were fulfilled when they had votive(Mannat) at this place. Then you’ll find the temples of Shiva with Lingam and Godess Durga. From here you can see a room with open windows on all the sides, with little smoke coming out of it. This is AKHAND DHUNA-A Perpetual fire, burning uninterruptedly from more than 100 Yrs. Then moving forward you’ll get Hanuman Temple with its entry from east side. From here, you move to north and find another temple complex of Godess Sheetla and Santoshi Mata. Next is temple of Sri Ram Durbar ,then Navagrah temple-Deities of nine zodiac-It is believed that if you have any problem in your life ,you can pray before your Zodiac deity to pacify them .Then there is Shanidev temple, Baldevi and a temple devoted to Lord Vishnu. Move to south and you’ll find a separate charming Radha-Krishna temple. From here you move back straight forward between the gallery of main temple and Hanuman temple, will reach to a big hall .Main hall is used for religious discourse. On the side gallery you’ll see the statues of great persons , saints and yogis of India. From here you return back towards front side of the main temple, Look to south side and You’ll find a Statue of Mahabali Bheem in sleeping pose and a big pond. It is said that Bheem (Brother of Pandava’s of Mahabharat) came here to invite Guru Gorakhnath and slept here, so the this place was dented by his heavy weight and the present big pond was formed at the same place. This pond abounds in with big fishes. It has become a recreational centre for locals .Paddle boats can be seen plying in it. Peoples enjoy boat ride and sit at the bank of this pond and enjoy fish-watching. Throw some eatables in the pond and you’ll see fishes rushing toward it .It is a real feast to eyes, to watch them.
To end with I would like to say that Gorakhnath Temple is a multipurpose ,magnificent shrine with religious, political, social and recreational centre and lifeline for Gorakhpurites.
By-Satish Tripathi ,Gorakhpur ,India , E Mail-sctri48@gmail.com
Written May 8, 2013
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harshit_bly
New Delhi, India420 contributions
Nov 2012 • Family
very nice temple in hectic city of gorakhpur, must visit !!
the shrine of powerful saint Gorakhnath baba !! a powerful place
Written April 25, 2013
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Gorakh N
3 contributions
Nov 2017 • Family
Top most beautiful temple in world
We love my dear Baba Guru💖Gorakhnath💖
We traveled two times to Gorakhpur Mandir
Written March 22, 2018
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vinod2015
Navi Mumbai, India88 contributions
Feb 2015 • Family
Very neat and clean temple spread out in a very large area with idols of all gods. Depicts complete history of Nath sect with all earlier Mahants. Nicely managed and worth visiting a place in Gorakhpur. The flip side is the temple location in a crowded area but parking area management is good.
Written February 17, 2015
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SanjaiShukla
Gorakhpur, India253 contributions
This the temple is of Nath sect of hindus. Temple is well maintained. The boating can be done in the pond. Hindus offer laddoos to Lord Shiva here. At makarsankranti, special prayers are there and people from India and Nepal come and witness. In the mahantship of Yogi Adityanath, M.P. the temple management is very good. One must visit this temple.
Written April 5, 2015
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jdambat
Mumbai, India32 contributions
Oct 2013 • Solo
The main temple and the many miniature mandirs around it are spread out a huge area. Open and breezy. I visited it on a full moon night. Was a lovely sight alright. Had a heady mixture of silence punctuated with the right amount of the comforting temple noises. Went well with the whole feel of the place.
Written January 27, 2014
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Prakash_Yadav
Raigarh, India132 contributions
Mar 2015 • Family
Clean and Organised Temple. Very Calm. Spread out in a very large area with idol of all gods. Depicts complete history of Nath sect with all earlier Mahants. Nicely managed and worth visiting a place in Gorakhpur. The flip side is the temple location in a crowded area but parking area management is good.
Must Buy the Motichoor Laduu.
Written March 31, 2015
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pramod16
12 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
Quite informative pictures , nice temples, cleaner than average of india,

the only problem is that the traffic to reach it is horrible.
Written January 27, 2015
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Narendra22031976
Ahmedabad5 contributions
Oct 2014 • Family
lost my shoes , so be sure to keep in proper place , We stayed here as we need to move to NEPAL tour,
Written November 5, 2014
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Gorakhnath Temple, Gorakhpur