Shri Jogi Gana
The word JOGI has come to stay as “JOGE” or JOGO in the local dialect. During the famous Subramanya Shasti Festival , on Margashira Shuddha Shasti day, thousands of coconuts are offered to the “JOGE” in the presence of the Deity when it is taken in procession on the outer path of the Temple after the Big Ratha Yatra. A few words about Yogi Sri Matsyendranath are worth mentioning. The “ Natha Pantha “ is one of the religious cults of Shaivism which gives primary importance to ‘Hata Yoga’ The Guru parampara of Natha Pantha has a list of 84 Siddhas . In this list, Yogi Matsendranath (or Minanatha.) is shown as the founder and the first GURU , the second being Gorakhnath (or Goraksha Nath). According to some legends, Adinatha or Shiva is the first Guru and Sri Matsyendranath learnt Yoga from Lord Shiva . Gorakh Nath is the first and chief disciple of Matsyendranath.