Guru Gorakhnath is the most important and honorable Saint of Nath Sampradaya. Guru Gorakhnath Jayanti is to commemorate the birth date of the saint world wide by the followers.
Saint Gorakhnath was a true devotee of the supreme diety Lord Shiva and has been blessed with the universal secrets of Shiva. Nath Sampradaya is dedicated to the worship and teachings of Lord Shiva.
Time to Celebrate:
Guru Gorakhnath Jayanti is celebrated on the 13th day of Magh shukla (January)
Gorakhnath is the founder of the Nath Sampradaya and spreaded the customs and traditions of the community. Gorakshanath educated about the Nath Sampradaya tradition and also wrote many books which are the foundation of the tradition. He was also observed as the originator of the forst book of Yoga and meditation. The samadhi shrine (tomb) of Gorakhanath resides at Nath Mandir near the Vajreshwari temple about a kilometer from Ganeshpuri, Maharashtra. Nath Sampradaya is stated that the nineNaths and 84 Siddhas are all human forms created as yogic manifestations to spread the message of yoga and meditation to the world.
Gurkhas of Nepal also take their name from this saint.Gorkha, a historical district of Nepal is named after him because it was the place where he appeared for first time in this universe, where there is a cave with his paduka(feet) and idol of him. Every year on the day of baisakh purnima there is a great celebration at gorkha on cave of him called as Rot Mahotsav, being celebrated since seven years.