Within the poll-bound state of West Bengal, when Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath lays out the tenets of his social gathering’s “cultural nationalism”, his ideas join with centuries outdated ‘Nath’ sect which has its roots in Kamrup (Assam) and Bengal. The 48-year-old Yogi Adityanath, who can be the top priest of sacred Gorakhnath math seat of the Nath sect, has lakhs of followers unfold throughout totally different components of Bengal and Assam.
The Nath sect or moderately Nath custom of Hinduism was based by Yogi Matsenydranath, one of many best yogis and guru of Gorakhnath, who perfected Yoga in Kamrup.” There are a number of references in historical past which join Gorakhpur with Bengal and Kamrup. There’s a Gorakhnath temple in Kolkata too, and different locations in Bengal. In a manner Yogiji (Adityanath) represents centuries-old tradition and spirit of a Hindu custom…a motive why individuals of Bengal, particularly within the rural areas join with him, ” says Swami Mithilesh Nandini Sharan Maharaj of Lakshman Kila Temple in Ayodhya.
On Tuesday, when Yogi Adityanath launched his marketing campaign in Bengal from Malda, a big crowd, together with his followers flocked to the rally floor to get a glimpse of the saffron clad chief. Yogi was fast to remind the viewers that Malda was a ‘pavitro bhoomi’ and a land of ‘sanatan sanskriti'(everlasting tradition). Prime sources at BJP headquarters in Delhi stated that Yogi’s Malda rally was an enormous success and the firebrand Chief Minister can be addressing over a dozen rallies within the eight-phase Meeting polls in Bengal. Clearly, Yogi’s connection in Bengal makes him a celebrity campaigner.
The Gorakhnath math headed by Yogi Adityanath has its following throughout the nation. “However Assam and Bengal have been a standard hub as sect’s founder Matsenydranath emerged from this a part of the nation,” stated Professor Sadanand Shahi of Banaras Hindu College, a scholar identified for his writings on Nath custom. “The Nath sect had such an incredible impression on Indian medieval tradition that Gorakhnath was seen as the best non secular chief after Buddha and Shankaracharya,” Professor Shahi instructed IANS whereas clarifying that he wouldn’t communicate on the political features or affect of Gorakhnath math.
Elaborating on Gorakhnath math’s Bengal connection, Swami Mithlesh Nandani Sharan mentions the title of Akshay Kumar Banerji who was a revered disciple of Yogi Gambhirnath. Within the early twentieth century, Yogi Gambhirnath ji, guru of Mahant Digvijaynath (1884-1969) stayed in Bengal for years. ” It was throughout his lengthy keep in Bengal, that Gambhirnathji’s revered disciple Akshay Kumar Banerji arrived in Gorakhpur,” Swami Mithlesh Nandani Sharan tells IANS. By 1915, in response to writings of Akshay Banerji, 1000’s of disciples in Bengal had been glued to Yogi Gambhirnath. Later on this interval a number of monasteries had been established the place yoga and different teachings had been imparted to followers of Nath custom in Bengal, Assam and in addition in Odisha.