Gorakhpur

NAMED AFTER BABA GORAKHNATH

GORAKHPUR

The district Gorakhpur takes its name and fame from the famous, ascetic ' Gorakshnath ', who was an eminent Saint of 'Nath Samradaya'. A famous shrine 'Gorakhnath' was built in his honour on the same spot where he practiced austerity.Gorakhpur, in the Purvanchal of Uttar Pradesh, boasts of several well-known archaeological, spiritual, cultural and natural sites named after Baba Gorakhnath.

The  legendary   Hindi  writer Munshi Prem Chand lived  in  Gorakhpur for  some time  whereas  well known Urdu  critic and writer Firaq Gorakhpuri belonged to this place. Guru Gorakhnath,  Jain Tirthankar Mahavir, founder  of  Buddhism Gautam Buddha and   great saint Kabir  are  known  to  be  associated with  this region. The  legends of  the martyrdom of  Pandir Ram Prasad Bismil and  the movement of  Chauri Chaura are  also  closely  linked  to  Gorakhpur.

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