Gorakhpur: Village of
History: It is said that Gorakhpur Village
of Fatehabad came into existence at the time of Mogul king Babar. Maand named elderly
had 12 sons. Amonst those 12, Batar, Sawaiyaa, Takhar and Makna's ancestors are
in village Gorakhpur. From remaining 8 Kalaram established Kaliravan, Sopra
established Mithathal etc. villages in Haryana. Budana, Samen, Matuwali Bhaini,
Bara Bhain villages in Haryana and Bugli and Kulhari villages in Punjab were
established by them. All the people of this region of Siwach cast are mostly of
Gorakhpur Dak Bangla (Rest House):
Gorkhpur Rest House was built in 1894. It has been place of political activities
Till 1885, Gorakhpur used to get affected by
annual floods of Ghaggar river which used to spread across Lakhi Ram pond of
Agroha. But from 1886 onwards floods got controlled because of construction of
branch river in Yamuna. Ghaggar river makes this region fertile and water here
Gorakhnaath Dhuna and Dharamshala :
Gorakhnaath dhuna is very old and it is said that Mahayogi Guru Gorakhnaath
spent some time here. There are 2 ancient temples where worship is being done
since centuries. In 1952-53 Sh. Kishna Ram Siwach of village constructed boundaries
of these temples.
In 1975, Mahant Baba Mangal Naath started Maharudra
yagna. Since then 61 Maharudra yagna have been taken place.
Present Mahant Dashrath constructed a temple and Gaushala (shelter for
cows). He proved the name Gorakhnaath (Go - Cow, Rakh -
keep so Gorakhnaath means who give shelter to cows). Only 4 years have been
passed and there are about 400 cows in Gaushala.
Influence of Arya samaj : People of
village Gorakhpur are ardent follower of Arya Samaj since olden times. Sh. Lal
Hardev Shah established a school here. In this school Sh. Sukhdev Singh started
Congress Party in 1940 and encouraged people to participate in National Independence
Movements. In 1970 Freedom Fighter Sh. Maru Ram Ji established Arya Samaj formally
and started a Library as well. He died in 1996 and gave his entire property to
"Madu Ram Arya Vidhya Prasar Trust". This trust works to spread
education and helps students in various ways such as by giving scholarships,
organising competitions etc. Trust also organise activities to eradicate evils
viz foeticide, illiteracy, addiction, dowry etc. from society.
There are maximum people of Siwach caste in
village. People of all castes and religion live here in harmony. There are
Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims people and they all respect each others' culture.
Gorakhpur people have been selected in Air Force
as wing commander, in Indian Administrative Services. A sports club was
formed here in 1978 who has organized 23 state level sports competitions. Boys
as well as girls of Gorakhpur are equally good in sports.
Land : Gorakhpur is connected to village
Mohammadpur Rohi and Jhalnia in east. Land here is of various qualities and
crops like cotton, mustard, kidney-bean, gram, rice, millet, wheat, grapes can
be sowed here.
Because of availability of sweet(soft) ground
water and network of rivers soil of Gorakhpur is fertile enough. But there are
also some regions which are not so fertile.
Village of Patriots : But there are also
some regions which are not so fertile.
Courtesy: Dainik Bhaskar, 24 April 2005