|Full Name:||Goraksha, Gorakhanaatha|
|Pen Name (Vachana Signature):||Gorakshapaalaka Mahaaprabhu Siddhasomanaathalinga|
|Kayaka (Occupation):||A cowherd|
Making doll of wheat flour
with hands, feet and senses
adding sweetness of ghee to it
burning it in the oven
and after eating it
why search for hands, feet and senses of doll?
This is the true nature of things.
Gorakshapaalaka Mahaaprabhu Siddhasomanaathalinga,
like this is the sight and seeing of the mortal world
and regulates the faithful of one linga. [Vachana No.1673] 
Goraksha belonged to the Nathapantha and his original name was Gorakhanaatha. Matsyendranatha was his Guru. He had become a Vajrakaaya obtaining many attainments from his gum. Allamaprabhu overcomes him in the argument. After giving him ishtalinga imitation he reveals to him the way to attain nothingness. His reference abounds in such works as Shunyasampadane and Prabhulinga Leele. His place of birth was Pattadakallu. He followed the occupation of a cowherd and died at Srishaila. 11 of his vachanas are traced with the signature line Gorakshapaalaka Mahaaprabhu Siddhasomanaathalinga.
 "VACHANA" English Version Translation by: O.L. Nagabhushana Swamy, ISBN: 978-93-81457-12-2, 2012, Pub: Basava Samithi, Basava Bhavana Benguluru 560001.
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