in Library Artifacts
Published on: 15 March 2019

Gorakhnath was the main preceptor of  the Nath Panthi sampradaya. While the main thrust of the sampradaya focused on the Hatha yoga, there were many syncretic stands that were drawn into their fold. The Nath sampradaya was wide spread and Jogis associated with this fold actively disseminated ideas and practices through their itinerant ways and wanderings.

Hazari Prasad Dwivedi, an influential Hindi writer and novelist, wrote a seminal book on the Nath Panthis titled, Nath Sampradayaनाथ सम्प्रदाय. This is an extract from the seventh chapter pertaining to Gorakhnath-  "Gorakhnath", "गोरखनाथ".

This content has been created as part of a project commissioned by the Directorate of Culture and archaeology, Government of Chhattisgarh to document the cultural and natural heritage of the state of Chhattisgarh.

Author Name
हजारी प्रसाद द्विवेदी
हिंदुस्तानी अकादमी, उत्तर प्रदेश, इलाहाबाद