Mahant Balaknath Wiki, Height, Age, Family, Biography & More

Mahant Balaknath

Mahant Balaknath Yogi is an Indian politician. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. In 2023, he became an MLA from the Tijri constituency in Rajasthan. In 2016, he was named as the eighth successor of the Nath sect of Hinduism.

Wiki/Biography

Mahant Balaknath Yogi was born on Monday, 16 April 1984 (age 39 years; as of 2023) in the Kohrana village in the Behror tehsil in Rajasthan. His zodiac sign is Aries. He was named Gurumukh by Baba Khetanath at an early age. Mahant Balaknath’s father, Subash, was an ardent follower of Mahant Khetanath who named Mahant Balaknath, Gurmukh at birth. Mahant Balaknath’s father served Baba Khetanath in the Baba Khetanath Ashram of Neemrana and gave his word to the guru that his son’s life would be dedicated to him. At the age of 6, Mahant Balaknath was handed over by his family to Mahant Khetanath Ashram of Neemrana. After 6 months at the ashram, he was sent to Asthal Bohar Rohtak, where he was named Balaknath because of his childish playfulness. Balaknath followed the Guru’s instructions, performed severe penance, sadhana, worked in the monastery, studied the customs of the Nath sect, and carried out his duty of serving at numerous ashrams around the nation. [1]Patrika

Baba Balak Nath in the traditional attire of Mahant of Shri Baba Mastnath Math

Baba Balaknath in the traditional attire of Mahant of Shri Baba Mastnath Math

On 29 July 2016, Baba Balaknath was declared the eighth successor of Asthal Bohar in the presence of Brahman Mahant Chand Nath Yogi, UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Baba Ramdev and many renowned saints from across the country. On 17 September 2017, Mahant Chandnath passed away due to prolonged sickness after which Mahant Balaknath Yogi became the eighth successor of Asthal Bohar, the largest monastery of the Nath sect. He also became the chancellor of Baba Mastnath University.

Mahant Balak Nath Yogi during his scuccession ceremony along with CM Yogi Adityanath and Yogguru Baba Ramdev

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

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 7″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Mahant Balak Nath height

Family

Mahant Balaknath belongs to a family of farmers in Alwar. [2]The Times of India

Parents & Siblings

Mahant Balaknath’s father, Subash Yadav, was a farmer. His mother’s name is Urmila Devi.

Address

C – 195 Hasan Khan Mewati Nagar, Alwar, Rajasthan.

Signature/Autograph

Mahant Balak Nath's signature

Career

Mahant Balaknath’s political journey was influenced and mentored by his Guru, Mahant Chandnath, a former Member of Parliament from Alwar and throughout his political journey, he was also mentored by Baba Ramdev. In 2019, he contested the Lok Sabha elections on a ticket of the Bharatiya Janata Party and won. He defeated his opponent, Bhanwar Jitendra Singh of the Indian National Congress, by a margin of 3 Lakh votes.

Mahant Balak Nath with Narendra Modi

Mahant Balaknath with Narendra Modi

In 2023, Mahant Balaknath contested the Rajasthan assembly elections as a BJP candidate from the Tijri constituency and won. Mahant Balaknath defeated the Congress candidate Imran Khan by a margin of 6,173 votes. [3]Mint He resigned as a member of the Lok Sabha in December 2023.

Mahant Balak Nath during a rally

Mahant Balaknath during a rally

Controversies

Cases 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 brought land worth Rs. 52 crores

In November 2023, Congress alleged that Mahant Balaknath purchased land worth Rs 52. Crores in Canada through Hawala payment. During an interview, when Mahant Balaknath was asked about it, he denied all the allegations and claimed that the Congress party was only trying to create a distraction. 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.”

Assets & Properties

Movable Assets

  • Cash: Rs. 45,000
  • Bank Deposits: Rs. 13,34,558

Note: The given estimates of movable assets are according to the year 2023. [5]My Neta

Salary

Mahant Balaknath’s salary is Rs. 1,00,000 plus other allowances as a member of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly. [6]ABP

Net Worth

Mahant Balaknath’s net worth is Rs. 13 Lakh for the year 2023. [7]My Neta

Facts/Trivia

  • Mahant has a huge following on various social media platforms with nearly 1.5 million followers on Instagram.
  • Mahant Balaknath is also known as the ‘Yogi of Rajasthan.’ [8]India Today

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