Gorakhpur: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath performed jalabhishek at Piteshwarnath temple in Bharohiya block in Pipiganj area of Gorakhpur district and at Gorakhnath temple on the occasion of Mahashivratri on Thursday.
CM Yogi’s helicopter landed at Bapu PG College in Pipiganj on Thursday afternoon from where he went to Piteshwarnath temple and performed Jalabhishek and puja of Lord Shiva. MLA Fatehbahadur Singh along with others and administrative officials was also present on the occasion.
The chief minister also inspected the newly-constructed rooms at Guru Gorakshnath Vidyapeeth at the premises of Piteshwarnath temple. The principal Manish Kumar Dubey welcomed the CM with flowers. The chief minister also discussed about the running of school with him and also gave him some instructions regarding the schools.
The chief minister also met around 200 locals at Piteshwarnath temple and gave them blessings on Mahashivratri. He then left for Gorakhnath temple. CM Yogi is Peethdhishwar of Gorakshpeeth and like every year he performed puja and Rudrabhishek there on the occasion of Mahashivratri.
Guru Gorakshnath is believed to be the incarnation of Lord Shiva in the Nath sect and Mahashivratri is considered to be a very important occasion in the sect.