Gorakspeeth has played an important role in the freedom struggle. During which the freedom movement led by Gandhiji was at its peak. At that time, Guru Brahmalin Digvijaynath, grandfather of the current Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, whose childhood name was Nanhu, had already arrived in Gorakhnath temple. Originally he was a resident of Chittor (Mewar). The same Chittor where Maharana Pratap is still an example of passion and passion of Desh Prem. Who preferred to eat grass bread instead of kneeling in front of the most powerful Mughal Emperor Akbar of his time. The way he fought Akbar's army with his limited resources in Haldighati is recorded in the golden letters of history and is still an example for every nationalist.
Digvijaynath's influence was also on the soil of Chittor. It was during his student life that he forced the Christian community, preaching their religion in the temple premises, to go to Mayu Tamb-Kanat. At that time, under the leadership of Gandhiji, there was a storm of Congress all over the country. Digvijaynath was also not untouched by this. He played an important role in the revolutionary movement for independence, and in the peaceful satyagraha under Gandhiji.
The name also came in the Chaurachaura scandal
While he provided protection, financial assistance and weapons to the revolutionaries of that era. At the same time, he abandoned the school for the non-cooperation movement led by Gandhiji. When Gandhiji first arrived in Gorakhpur on February 8, 1921, almost a year before the Chauri Choura incident (February 4, 1922), he was present with his team volunteering team at the railway station to welcome him and arrange at the venue. His name also came in the Chaurachaura incident, but he was respectfully acquitted. Like other leaders of the country, he also disagreed with Gandhiji's decision to withdraw the non-cooperation movement after the Chauri Chaura incident. In later days, Gandhi's policy of appeasing the Muslim League led to his disillusionment with the Congress and Gandhi. After this, he joined the All India Hindu Mahasabha formed under the leadership of Veer Savarkar and Bhai Parmanand.
Was impressed by Maharana Pratap
Senior journalist Girish Pandey, who has covered the Gorakhpur temple for many decades, says, "How impressed he was with Maharana Pratap." The proof of this is Maharana Pratap Shiksha Parishad established by him in 1932. The purpose behind naming this council as Maharana Pratap was that among the students studying in it, the same passion, passion and sanskaras towards the country thrived in Pratap. Children studying in it take inspiration from Pratap. Think of him as your role model. "
Chaurachaura centenary is on 4 February
He said that now the Peethadheeshwar of Gorakshpeeth and the current Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath are also doing the same through Chaurachaura. Through this 4-year-long program on the centenary of Chaurichaura, the Chief Minister wants the future sons of Mother Bharati, who sacrificed themselves on the country, to know and take inspiration from them.