BJP national president Amit Shah on Saturday condoled the death of former MP and Gorakhpeeth head seer Mahant Avaidyanath, who died on Friday night in Gorakhpur.
“I convey my deep condolences on demise of the Head Seer of Gorakhpeeth & Former MP Pujya Awaidhyanath Ji. Om Shanti, Om Shanti,” Shah tweeted after his death.
“Mahant Avaidyanath will be remembered for being a protector of spirituality, human values, Indian culture and Sanatan Dharam. He has also played an important role in the spread of BJP ideology. His inspirational thoughts will continue to guide one and all,” Shah said.
Former Gorakhpur MP Mahant Avaidyanath, who had been at the forefront of the movement for Ram Temple in Ayodhya, died in Gorakhpur last night after prolonged illness. He was 95.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi while condoling his death had said, “he will be remembered for his patriotic zeal and determined efforts to serve society.”
Advani, Rajnath pay respects to Avaidyanath
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and senior BJP leader L K Advani Saturday paid their respects to former MP and head of Gorakhnath peeth Mahant Avaidyanath, who died here Friday.
Both leaders arrived here Saturday afternoon and paid their respect to the departed leader, whose body has been kept on the premises of the peeth for last darshan, according to a release by the Gorakhpur peeth.
Advani and Singh also met the successor of the late Mahant, party MP Yogi Adityanath, and expressed their sympathies. Meanwhile, saints and followers thronged the temple premises to pay their respects. Several schools, colleges and main markets remained closed in the city. Yogi Adityanath would be anointed as the new ‘peethdheshwar’ Sunday.