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Yogi Gorakhnath also known as Goraksanath ,  c. His followers are found in India at the place known as Garbhagiri which is in Ahmednagar in the state of Maharashtra. These followers are called yogis , Gorakhnathi , Darshani or Kanphata. He was one of nine saints also known as Navnath and is widely popular in Maharashtra, India. Estimates based on archaeology and text range from Briggs' 15th- to 12th-century  to Grierson's estimate of the 14th-century. Gorakhnath is considered a Maha-yogi or great yogi in the Hindu tradition.
Gorakhnath, his ideas and yogis have been highly popular in rural India, with monasteries and temples dedicated to him found in many states of India, particularly in the eponymous city of Gorakhpur.
Historians vary in their estimate on when Gorakhnath lived. Estimates based on archaeology and text range from Briggs' 11th- to 12th-century  to Baba Farid documents and Jnanesvari manuscripts leading Abbott to connect Gorakhnath to the 13th-century,  to Grierson who relying on evidence discovered in Gujarat suggests the 14th-century.
Historical texts imply that Gorakhnath was originally a Buddhist in a region influenced by Shaivism, and he converted to Hinduism championing Shiva and Yoga. The hagiography on Gorakhnath describe him to have appeared on earth several times.
These hagiographies are inconsistent, and offer varying records of the spiritual descent of Gorakhnath. All name Adinath and Matsyendranath as two teachers preceding him in the succession.
Though one account lists five gurus preceding Adinath and another lists six teachers between Matsyendranath and Gorakhnath, current tradition has Adinath identified with Lord Shiva as the direct teacher of Matsyendranath , who was himself the direct teacher of Gorakhnath.
The legends in the Nath tradition assert that he travelled widely across the Indian subcontinent, and accounts about him are found in some form in several places including Nepal , Punjab , Sindh , Uttar Pradesh , Uttarakhand , Assam , Tripura , Bengal , Odisha , Kathiawar Gujarat , Maharashtra , Karnataka , and even Sri Lanka. The Nath tradition states that its traditions existed before Gorakhnath, but the movement's greatest expansion happened under the guidance and inspiration of Gorakhnath.
He produced a number of writings and even today is considered the greatest of the Naths. It has been purported that Gorakhnath wrote the first books on Laya yoga. In India there are many caves, many with temples built over them, where it is said that Gorakhnath spent time in meditation. According to Bhagawan Nityananda , the samadhi shrine tomb of Gorakhnath is at Nath Mandir near the Vajreshwari temple about one kilometre from Ganeshpuri, Maharashtra , India.
They are also instrumental in laying Shivlingam at Kadri and Dharmasthala. There is also a famous temple of Gorakhnath in the state of Odisha. The Gorakhnath Math is a monastery of the Nath monastic group named after the medieval saint, Gorakhnath c. The math and town of Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh is named after him. The monastery and the temple perform various cultural and social activities and serve as the cultural hub of the city. The monastery also publishes texts on the philosophy of Gorakhnath.
Some scholars associate the origins of Hatha yoga with the Nath yogis, in particular Gorakhnath and his guru Matsyendranath. While the origins of Hatha yoga are disputed, according to Guy Beck, a professor of Religious Studies known for his studies on Yoga and music, "the connections between Goraknath, the Kanphatas and Hatha yoga are beyond question".
The Gurkhas of Nepal and Indian Gorkhas take their name from this saint. He has long been considered the rastradevata lord of state of Nepal, with his name appearing on numerous versions of Nepalese coins and currency notes. There is a cave with his paduka footprints and an idol of him. Every year on the day of Baisakh Purnima there is a great celebration in Gorkha at his cave, called Rot Mahotsav; it has been celebrated for the last seven hundred years. A legend asserts, state William Northey and John Morris, that a disciple of Machendra by name Gorakhnath, once visited Nepal and retired to a little hill near Deo Patan.
There he meditated in an unmovable state for twelve years. The locals built a temple in his honour there, and it has since been remembered with.
Korakkar is one among the 18 Siddhars and also known as Goraknath amongst Navanathar. Agattiyar and Bogar were his gurus. According to one account, he spent a portion of his growing-up years in the Velliangiri Mountains in Coimbatore. Other sanctums related with Korakkar are Perur , Thiruchendur and Triconamalli. Korakkar caves are found in Chaturagiri and Kolli Hills. Like other siddhas, Korakkar has written songs on Medicine, Philosophy, and Alchemy.
He is believed to be the founder of the Nath Sampradaya and it is stated that the nine Naths and 84 Siddhas are all human forms created as yogic manifestations to spread the message of yoga and meditation to the world.
It is they who reveal samadhi to mankind. According to Feuerstein p. The Siddha Siddhanta Paddhati text is based on an advaita nonduality framework, where the yogi sees "himself in all beings, and all in himself" including the identity of the individual soul Atman with the universal Brahman.
The four varna castes are perceived to be located in the nature of the individual, i. Brahmana in sadacara righteous conduct , Ksatriya in saurya valor and courage , Vaisya in vyavasaya business , and Sudra in seva service. A yogin experiences all men and women of all races and castes within himself. Therefore he has no hatred for anybody. He has love for every being. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Hindu yogi and saint. Statue of Gorakhnath performing yogic meditation in lotus position at Laxmangarh temple, India.
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Assuming the form of Shiva, you play his drum. Beautiful kundals large hoop earrings worn by nath yogis in the cartilage of the ears adorn your ears. By killing the demons, you protect your devotees. You are enlightened with perfection in yoga, always dwelling in the souls of the saints.
Shri Guru Gorakh Nath Chalisa
Yogi Gorakhnath also known as Goraksanath ,  c. His followers are found in India at the place known as Garbhagiri which is in Ahmednagar in the state of Maharashtra. These followers are called yogis , Gorakhnathi , Darshani or Kanphata. He was one of nine saints also known as Navnath and is widely popular in Maharashtra, India. Estimates based on archaeology and text range from Briggs' 15th- to 12th-century  to Grierson's estimate of the 14th-century. Gorakhnath is considered a Maha-yogi or great yogi in the Hindu tradition. Gorakhnath, his ideas and yogis have been highly popular in rural India, with monasteries and temples dedicated to him found in many states of India, particularly in the eponymous city of Gorakhpur.