About Gorakhpur ( latitude: 26.7547900, longitude: 83.3723500 )
Gorakhpur (or Gorakshpur) is a city along the banks of Rapti river in the eastern part of the state of Uttar Pradesh in India, near the Nepal border. It is the administrative headquarter of Gorakhpur District and Gorakhpur Division.
The city is home to the Gorakshnath Temple (Gorakhnath Math), many historic Buddhist sites which are nearby and the Gita Press, world's largest publisher of Hindu religious texts. It is also the headquarters of the North Eastern Railways Zone of the Indian Railways and serves as an important center for education and trade. The road route to Nepal from India passes through the city.
Gorakhpur is a religious center containing many historic temples and sites for both Hinduism and Buddhism. It is named after the ascetic Guru Gorakshnath, a saint that popularized “Hast Yoga” a form of yoga which concentrates on mastering natural power. The Gorakhnath Temple where he gained knowledge is a major tourist attraction in the city.
Gorakhpur has 10 railway stations within its city limit that is Gorakhpur Junction, Gorakhpur Cantt, Domingarh, Kusmhi, Nakaha jungle, Maniram, Sahjanwa, Unaula, Sihapar, and Jagatbela.
The Gorakhshapitheshwara (Head Priest of Gorakhnath temple) is the cultural head of the city. The current M.P from Gorakhpur Shri Yogi Adityanath is the head priest Gorakhnath Math and successor of Late Shri Avaiydyanath . Many promiment poets and politicians are from Gorakhpur. Gorakhpur is often said to be the centre of Nath Sampradaya of Hinduism.
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