AHMEDABAD: Aditya Nath Yogi, recently appointed chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, has a close Gujarat connection apart from his ties with PM Narendra Modi.The recent mahant of a math (ashram) of Nath sampradaya in Visnagar, Mahant Gulabnath Bapu, who was conceived as a Muslim with the name Gul Mohammad Pathan, was the “gurubhai” of today’s UP CM, considered a Hindu hardliner.
Mahant Avaidyanath , the master of Aditya Nath, was likewise the master of Gulabnath Bapu.
Their connection was strong to the point that when Gulabnath, 86, inhaled his last, Aditya Nath came to Visnagar, Gujarat, to play out his keep going rituals on December 6, 2016, and he likewise designated the new mahant of the math, Sankarnath.
The math runs temple and annakshetra (put giving free dinners) in Visnagar and Vadgam.Gulabnath had taken diksha at 18 years old from Mahant Balaknath at Vadgam.”Bapu was the 6th era in master shishya genealogy.
His relationship with Mahant Avaidyanath of Gorakhpur math and master of Aditya Nath Yogi was extremely old because of the flow of Nath sampradaya.” said Sankarnath, the recently delegated mahant of the Visnagar math.
“Bapu likewise considered Avaidyanath his master and in this way he considered Aditya Nath as his gurubhai,” Sankarnath said.”Bapu was welcome to Gorakhpur for each major event..