Yogi Adityanath biography: The Mahant of Gorakhnath Math & UP CM

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Yogi Adityanath biography: Yogi Adityanath is a politician (member of Bharatiya Janata Party) and Mahant (Chief Priest) of a Hindu temple in Gorakhpur, the Gorakhnath Math. He is also a founder of youth organization, the Hindu Yuva Vahini. Currently, he is serving as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Let us have a look at Yogi Adityanath’s biography describing his birth, early life, family, education, and political journey…

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Yogi Adityanath biography – Birth and Early Life

Yogi Adityanath’s real name is Ajay Singh Bisht. He was born on 5 June 1972 in the village of Panchur, in Pauri Garhwal, UP (now in Uttarakhand). His father Anand Singh Bisht was a forest ranger, who had seven children. His mother, Savitri Devi, was a homemaker. Yogi Adityanath is the second child in the family of three sisters and four brothers.

Yogi Adityanath biography – Education

Yogi completed his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Uttarakhand.

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Yogi Adityanath biography – How he become Mahant?

In 1990, Yogi left his home to join the Ayodhya Ram temple movement. At that time, he came under the influence of chief priest of the Gorakhnath Math, Mahant Avaidyanath. Yogi later became his disciple and was thereafter named his successor. He was given the name ‘Yogi Adityanath’ by Mahant Avaidyanath. After the death of Mahant Avaidyanath in 2014, Yogi Adityanath was made ‘Peethadhishwar’ of the math.

Political career

His political journey started when he became in charge of managing the election campaign of his guru Mahant Avaidyanath. In 1998 he was elected to the 12th Lok Sabha from Gorakhpur, Madhya Pradesh. He has since been elected many times over to the Lok Sabha from Gorakhpur. After winning the 2017 State Assembly Election, Adityanath was appointed as the Chief Minister after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on 26 March 2017.

Yogi Adityanath biography

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Some lesser-known facts about Yogi Adityanath:

  • He left his home at a young age of 21.
  • He had been actively involved with the Ram Temple movement.
  • His guru, Mahant Avaidyanath changed his name from Ajay to Yogi Adityanath.
  • He is the founder of Hindu Yuva Vahini, which is a cultural and social group of young people.
  • Yogi Adityanath is an avid animal lover and runs a big Gaushala (cow shelter)
  • He is the 21st Chief Minister of UP.
  • He is the head priest of Gorakhnath temple.
  • He was the youngest legislator of Lok Sabha.

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