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Essay, Biography or Paragraph on “Mahayogi Gorakhnath” complete biography for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

Mahayogi Gorakhnath

Gorakhnath was born in a very poor family at Punjab in the eighteenth century. The exact date of birth is not known. At a very early age he lost his father and his pious and devoted mother took the charge of her only son. At the age of twelve, he left home to become a sannyasi and went to the Pashupatinath temple at Nepal. Here he met his guru Yogi Matsyendranath and initiated as a saiva-cult. Under his able guidance, Gorakhnath practised Hatha-Yoga, Raj-Yoga, Laya-Yoga etc. Also he was expertised in the Tantric activities, Viz. Mahamudra, Mahabandha, Khechari-mudra, Bajroli-mudra etc., by which he became an all-rounder “Austo-siddhi” yogi. He also imbued with the new ideas in the yogic processes and for this he was respectfully felicitated as a Mahayogi Gorakhnath in the society of Saints or Rishis.

He had travelled to all over India in search of Truth and to know the essence of saivism and Tantric Cult in 51 Sakta-pithas, which were spread all over India. With his Guruji, he went to the Marutirtha Hinglaj (now in Pakisthan) and there he practised the Tantric-sadhana for many years. At last, he had a Darshan of “Siva-Parvati” and became enlightened as a Mahayogi. He had visited to the all renowned Saiva temples, viz. Rameswar, Tryambakeswar, Puskar, Dwarka, Varanasi, Kamakshya etc. and then went to the Kailash and Manas Sarovar in the Himalayas.

Gorakhnathji came to the Bengal and initiated Rani Yogini Moynamoti Devi and his son Gopichand. He preached mainly in the Hindi language but he knew many Indian languages. For which through his preachings, the Cultural Heritage of Indian Education through its literatures (both in the Verses and Dramas etc.) flourished in many ways, viz. “Gopichand – ka – Punthi” in Hindi, the Marathi poet Mahipati’s Sapta-Leela, “Appaji’s Gopichand Drama,” Oddisi Poet’s Govindchandra Geeti etc. Many Indian and foreign writers wrote his spiritual life and teachings in many languages. During his last life, by the advice of his Gurudeva, he went to the Northern U.P. (near Tarai region of Nepal border) and settled there. To commemorate his divine life, the name of that place was given as “Gorakhpur, where he breathed his last.



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