Goraknath Temple

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Gorakhnath Temple
گورکھناتھ مندر
Goraknath Temple is located in Pakistan
Goraknath Temple
Location within Pakistan
Geography
Coordinates 34°01′N 71°35′E / 34.017°N 71.583°E / 34.017; 71.583Coordinates: 34°01′N 71°35′E / 34.017°N 71.583°E / 34.017; 71.583
Country Pakistan Pakistan
State Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
District Peshwar
Locale Gor Khatri
Culture
Sanctum Guru Gorakhnath
Architecture
Architecture Hindu temple
Number of temples 1
History
Governing body Pakistan Hindu Council
Website http://www.pakistanhinducouncil.org/

Goraknath Temple (Urdu: گورکھناتھ مندر‎) is a Hindu temple located in the Gorkhatri area of Peshwar in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The temple is dedicated to Guru Gorakhnath who founded the kanphata Jogi order at Tilla Jogian in the first century BC.[1][2][3][4]

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Goraknath Temple is one of the few surviving Hindu temples in Peshawar, along with Kalibari Mandir and Dargah Pir Ratan Nath Jee, Jhanda Bazaar. A court ordered the Evacuee Trust Property Board to open this temple (or mandir) in Gorkhatri once a year on Diwali. The other two temples, Dargah Pir Ratan Nath Jee, Jhanda Bazaar and Kalibari Mandir, are ongoing functional temples in daily use.[1][2][3][4]

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