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Gorakhpur
 
Gorakhpur
 

Gorakhpur is a city in the eastern part of the state of Uttar Pradesh in India, near the border with Nepal. It is the administrative headquarters of Gorakhpur District and Gorakhpur Division. Gorakhpur is famous as a religious centre: the city was home to Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Jain and Sikh saints and is named after the medieval saint Gorakshanath. Gorakhnath Temple is still the seat of the Nath sect. It is also the Birth place of the great saint Paramhansa Yogananda. The city is also home to many historic Buddhist sites, Imambara, an 18th century dargah, and the Gita Press, a publisher of Hindu religious texts.

In the 20th century, Gorakhpur was a focal point in the Indian independence movement. Today, the city is also a business centre, hosting the headquarters of the North Eastern Railways, previously known as Bengal Nagpur Railways, and an industrial area, GIDA (Gorakhpur Development Authority) 15 km from the old town.

Important places

* Gorakhnath Temple, a monastery dedicated to saint Gorakshanath.
* Imambara-18th century dargah of Roshan Ali Shah(Sufi Saint)
* Geeta press
* Fertilizer Factory
* Surajkund
* Vishnu Mandir
* Aroyga Mandir
* Lord Buddha Sangrahalaya, a Buddhist museum.
* Maghar - The place where saint Kabir died.
* Kushinagar - The place where Lord Buddha died (niraavana).
* Pawa - lord mahavir jain death place
* Kapilvastu - City where Lord Buddha grew up.
* Lumbini, Nepal - Birthplace of Lord Buddha.
* Ramkola mandir
* Gorakhpur, Bhudiya Maai Mandir
* Gorakhpur Lehra devi mandir, Farenda
* Gorakhpur Tarkulha devi mandir, Gorakhpur
* Taramandal Planetarium (founded by then chief minister Sri Vir Bahadur Singh)
* Jama Masjid, Gorakhnath Gorakhnath
* Gorakhpur railways
* Railway museum
* Indian airforce (jaguar station)
* World biggest Sahara India pariwar (First established in whole world)
* Saraswati sishu mandir (First established in whole world)
* Ambedkar Park
* Govt. Whee-Park
* Nehru Entertainment Park
* Vinod Van Zoo (2nd largest in UP)
* Ram Garh Tal Lake
* Indra gandhi bal vihar
* Syed Modi Railway Stadium
* Gorkha rifles resiment
* Neer nikunj (Biggest water park in UP)
* Saheed smarak (Martyr's Memorial) (Chauri Chaura)
* Saheed smarak (doharia kala,pali,sahjanwa)
* Geeta Vatika

 
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