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Gorakhpur is a city along the banks of Rapti river 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.The city is also home to Gorakhnath temple and many historic Buddhist sites and the Gita Press, world's largest publisher of Hindu religious texts. It is also the headquarters of North Eastern Railways and serves an important center for education and trade.Gorakhpur is a religious center containing many historic temples and sites for both Hinduism and Buddhism. It is named after the ascetic Guru Gorakshnath, a saint that popularized “Hath Yoga” a form of yoga which concentrates on mastering natural power. The Gorakhnath Temple where he studied is a major tourist attraction in the city of Gorakhpur.Gorakhpur has 10 railway stations within its city limit that is Gorakhpur junction,Gorakhpur cantt,Domingarh,Kushmi,Nakaha jungle,Maniram,Sahjanwa,Unaula,Sihapar,and Jagatbela.The Gorakhshapitheshwara(Head Priest of Gorakhnath temple) is the cultural head of the city.The current M.P from Gorakhpur is Adityanath Yogi the successor of shri Avaidyanath,the head priest of Gorakhnath Mutt.Many promiment poets and politicians are from Gorakhpur.Gorakhpur is often said to be the center of Nath Sampradaya.

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Population1.32 Million

Area5484.0 km2

Average temperature
MAX(May) 39
MIN(January) 9