Macchindranath Jayanti is the Birthday of Matsyendranath. In 2013, Macchindranath Jayanti Jayanti date is September 10.
Macchindranath Jayanti is observed in Bhadrapada Month (Bhadrapada Shukla Panchami) day as per Hindu calendar.
Muni Yogi Macheendranath (Machindranath or Matsyendranath) was the originator and creator of the Nath Sampradaya. He is said to have lived in the 8th-9th centuries. The Nath Sampradayais a form of Avadhuta-pantha sect. Macheendranath is also the Guru of Shri Gorakshanath (Gorakhnath).
Muni Yogi Machindranath Yatra is celebrated on this day in Nepal, Maharashtra and many other states of India. It falls in Panchami / Sashti in Krishna Paksha in Vaishakh Month. It coincides with Chaitra Month in Marathi Panchang.
Spiritual Seats of Machindranath
- Kadri Manjunath Temple – Mangalore, Karnataka
- Madyar Sri Parashakthi temple (Sri Parashakti Temple) – situated at Madyar, near Mangalore in Dakshina Kannada District of Karnataka)
- Viratnagar in Rajasthan
- Hellapatnam in Bengal
- Chitrakoot – Karvi, (Border of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh , near the banks of the river Piyushini.
- Gumbahatta – Kalimpong, Dist. Darjeeling, West Bengal
- Thirupparankundram – near Madurai, Tamilnadu