Mahashivarathri 2017
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Adiyogi or the first yogi is referred to as Shiva in the popular culture

– Sadhguru

The word “Shiva” literally means “that which is not”. The basis of existence and the fundamental quality of the cosmos is vast nothingness. The galaxies are just a tiny sprinkling, but the rest is all dark empty space. This is referred to as Shiva: the womb from which everything is born and the oblivion into which everything is sucked back. And so, Shiva is described not as a being, but a non-being. Read More

A yogi is one who has experienced the entire existence as himself. Only nothingness can hold everything. The yogi who contains everything within himself is synonymous with the basis of existence, Shiva. The science of yoga originates in Adiyogi. He brought forth the most powerful tools to aise human consciousness and explored every possible way to transform the human mechanism into its ultimate possibility.

  • Adiyogi – Source of Yoga

    Over 15,000 years ago, Adiyogi, the first yogi, transmitted the science of yoga to his seven disciples, the Saptarishis. Goto page
  • The Legend

    Who is Shiva? Is he a god or a myth? Or is there a deeper meaning to Shiva, revealed only to those who seek? Goto page
  • Forms of Shiva

    Shiva has numerous forms that encompass every possible quality but there are five fundamental ones that underlie all these. Goto page
  • Shiva – Ultimate Outlaw

    Find out about various aspects of Shiva and why Shiva is considered the Ultimate outlaw. Goto page
  • Presence of Shiva

    Sadhguru looks at four significant places where Shiva has spent time, and elaborates on the power and energy of these spaces. Goto page
  • Shiva Purana

    Is Shiva merely a cultural icon or is there more to this ash-smeared yogi who is called Mahadeva – god of gods? Goto page
  • Nandi – The Meditative Bull

    Sadhguru and Shekhar Kapur discuss the significance and symbolism of Nandi, Shiva’s vehicle. Goto page
  • The Badrinath Legend

    Sadhguru looks at the legend of Badrinath, of how Vishnu tricked Shiva and Parvati, and the thousand-year-old history of the temple. Goto page