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Mahant Balaknath Age, Family, Biography & More

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Marital Status: Unmarried
Age: 39 Years
Hometown: Asthal Bohar

Mahant Balak Nath

Bio/Wiki
Birth nameGurmukh [1]The Times of India
Full nameMahant Balak Nath Yogi [2]The Times of India
NicknameYogi of Rajasthan [3]India Today
Profession(s)• Politician
• Spiritual leader
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.7 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Politics
Political PartyBharatiya Janata Party (2019-present)
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Political Journey• In 2019, he became a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
• In 2019, he contested as a BJP candidate for the Lok Sabha elections from Alwar and won.
• In 2019, he was elected as a member of the Rajasthan assembly from the Tijri constituency.
• In 2019, he resigned as a member of the Lok Sabha in December.
Personal Life
Date of Birth16 April 1984 (Monday)
Age (as of 2023) 39 Years
BirthplaceKohrana village in the Behror tehsil in Rajasthan
Zodiac signAries
SignatureMahant Balak Nath's signature
NationalityIndian
HometownRohtak, Haryana
ReligionHinduism
ControversiesCases Pending
• 1 charge related to Disobedience to order duly promulgated by a public servant (IPC Section-188)
• 1 charge related to public nuisance (IPC Section-268)
• 1 charge related to negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life (IPC Section-269) [4]My Neta

Mahant Balaknath owns a land in Canada

The Congress party claimed in November 2023 that Mahapant Balaknath used Hawala payments to buy land in Canada valued at Rs. 52 crores. When questioned about it in an interview, Mahant Balaknath refuted these allegations and said that the Congress party was merely attempting to divert attention. He said,

"The Congress is scared of BJP's public support in Tijara. The party wants to divert from the issue of misgovernance and terrorism by making false allegations without any proof."
Food HabitVegetarian
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Family
Wife/SpouseN/A
ParentsFather- Subash Yadav
Mother- Urmila Devi
SiblingsBrother- None
Sister- None
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)Rs. 1,00,000 plus other allowances (Member of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly
Assets/PropertiesMovable Assets
Cash: Rs. 45,000
Bank Deposits: Rs. 13,34,558 [5]My Neta
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 13 Lakh (as of 2023)[6]My Neta

Mahant Balak Nath

Some Lesser Known Facts About Mahant Balaknath Yogi

  • He is the eighth successor of the Nath sect of Hinduism.
  • Mahant Balaknath’s father was a follower of the Mahant Khetanath and served him at the Baba Khetanath Ashram of Neemrana.
  • Before Mahant Balaknath’s birth, his father promised Mahant Khetanath that his son would serve him all his life. After Mahant Balaknath’s birth, he was named Gurmukh by Mahanat Khetanath.
  • At the age of six, Mahant Balaknath took sanyas and was handed over to Mahant Khetanath Ashram of Neemrana by his family, where he spent the next six months.
  • Later, Mahant Khetanath sent Mahant Balaknath to Alwar MP Mahant Chand Nath Yogi at Asthal Bohar Rohtak, where he was named Balaknath because of his childish playfulness. [7]Patrika
  • At Asthal Bohar Rohtak, Mahant Balaknath did hard penance and sadhana, served the monastery and learned the traditions of the Nath sect, worked as per the orders of the Guru, and fulfilled the responsibility of serving in various ashrams across the country.
  • In the presence of Baba Ramdev, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Brahman Mahant Chand Nath Yogi, and numerous other well-known saints from all over the nation, Baba Balaknath was declared the eighth heir to Asthal Bohar during a religious ceremonyon 29 July 2016.

    Mahant Balak Nath Yogi during his succession ceremony along with CM Yogi Adityanath and Yog guru Baba Ramdev

    Mahant Balaknath Yogi during his succession ceremony along with CM Yogi Adityanath and Baba Ramdev

  • After suffering from a long illness, Mahant Chandnath passed away in 2017. On 17 September 2017, Mahant Balaknath Yogi succeeded him as the eighth head of Asthal Bohar, the greatest monastery in the Nath sect. He was also appointed as the chancellor of the Baba Mastnath University.

    Installation ceremony of Mahant Balak Nath as the new mahant of the Baba Mast Nath

    Installation ceremony of Mahant Balaknath as the new Mahant of the Baba Mast Nath

  • In 2019, Mahant Balaknath began his political career when he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. He contested the Lok Sabha elections in the same year and became a member of parliament from Alwar, Rajasthan. In 2023, he was elected as an MLA from the Tijri constituency in Rajasthan.

    Mahant Balaknath addressing the public during a rally before the 2023 Rajasthan assembly elections

    Mahant Balaknath addressing the public during a rally before the 2023 Rajasthan assembly elections

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