Frequently Asked Questions

Registration related queries

Where can I register for the program? Local centers, online?

You can register for the program at the local centers or online:
Please visit the “Participate page” and click the “Register” button to complete the registration. In case of any queries, you can submit an enquiry and a volunteer will call you in 4-7 days to explain the various accommodation and seating options.
Note: Due to the overwhelming response to the event, if we are not able to attend to you and you do not hear back from us within this period, you can call the helpline at +91 83000 83111. After you indicate the category of your choice, an email with a payment link will be sent to you within 24- 48 hours entitled ‘ please complete your donation’. Please check your spam folder as it may land there. Please note donation link is active only for 5 days.


How do I know if my registration is complete?

Within one business day after you have donated, you will receive a receipt for your donation and a confirmation email with your registration number. Closer to the event, you will receive an EPass by email.


Can I register when I arrive on the day?

Due to the large scale of the event, it would be best if you register at least 3 days before the event. Registrations on the day will be subject to availability.


Participation related queries

Can I volunteer for Mahashivratri?

For volunteers who wish to support in making the Consecration of Adiyogi happen, Sadhguru has opened up the possibility to come and be Yoga Veeras. For more information about Yoga Veera, please click here.

Please note in order to attend the last Yoga Veera initiation, volunteers will need to arrive by the morning of February 22nd.


Do I have to start Yoga Veera Sadhana only on the dates mentioned above or can I start later?

Yes you can start later. It is best if you can arrive on that particular date. However, if you are not able to start on that date, you can start on any date and culminate after completing the duration of the sadhana.


Can I do both Yoga Veera and Mahashivratri sadhana?

Yes, you can.


Do I need to bring photo ID card?

Yes.

For Indians, please bring your passport, Voter ID card, Driver’s license or Aadhar card.
For overseas participants: passport with valid visa is mandatory.


What is the duration of the program?

This is a day-night event. On Feb 24 we will have events: Consecration of Adiyogi and Mahashivaratri.
Participants can check in as early as 7:00AM in the morning on 24th February. For the Consecration of Adiyogi, please arrive at least by 1 pm. Mahashivratri celebrations will begin at 6 pm and will end on 25th February early in the morning.


What is the criteria for attending the MSR event? Can I bring family members/ guests with me?

There is no specific criteria, any one above 10 years age and reasonable physical fitness can attend the event. Please note that, due to the large crowds and the night-long celebrations, this event may not be suitable for children under the age of 8.


Can I attend this event if I’m pregnant or having my periods?

Yes, you can attend.


What is the dress code for this program?

Please wear tasteful traditional/ethnic wear for Mahashivratri. Clothing should be loose and comfortable covering the shoulders, knees and midriff at all times for both men and women. Please avoid tight fitting clothes for both comfort and as a gesture of respect for the local culture. You may want to carry warm clothes or a shawl as it can get cold during the night.


Can I use my mobile phone?

Due to the nature of the program, and for you to make the most of it, it would be best to keep mobile phone usage to minimal during the program. Mobile phone charging facility will not be available.

(However in case you need to avail of the live translation you can bring a mobile phone with a radio application along with a headset to listen to the translation).


What languages will be spoken?

The language spoken during Consecration and Mahashivratri will mostly be English. Translations to Tamil, Hindi & Mandarin will be available.


What kind of food do I need to carry during the event?

Maha Annadanam will be provided for all participants who attend the event. If you would like to carry your own food due to dietary conditions you can carry wholesome vegetarian meals. Food stalls by outside vendors will also be available.


Do I need to bring any yoga mats?

No need to bring yoga mats.


How can I travel to Isha Yoga Center after reaching Coimbatore?

Regular buses and taxis are available between Coimbatore and Isha Yoga Center. From Gandhipuram Town Bus Stand, Coimbatore to Isha Yoga Center, you can take – Bus No. 14D, which departs approximately every half an hour starting at 5.30 am in the morning.
Isha Travel Help Line: 9442615436, 0422-2515430
Taxi Taxi: 0422-40506070, Airport Prepaid: 99764 94000,
Fast Track: 0422-2200000, 88077 63308 (Please check charges and book in advance).
OLA/Uber taxis through Mobile apps.

Limited parking will be available for private vehicles.


Can Diabetic or people with heart ailments or Hernia do the program?

Yes. Please bring your medication with you.


I have difficulty sitting on the floor.

If you have received a registration number for the event, you will be seated in a chair.


Can I bring my children? What is the minimum age required to participate?

The Isha Yoga Center does not have the facilities or resources to take care of children and/ or minors during the event. We request you to arrange guardianship at home for them while you are here. We would recommend participants be at least 8 years of age.


Can I talk to Sadhguru during the program/after the program?

As Sadhguru will be completely focused on the Consecration process and Mahashivratri celebrations, this may not be possible. It is it advised that you fully involve yourself in the process also, and make it easier for Him by giving yourself 100% to the instructions. He will be guiding us throughout, so let us support this.


I can’t attend but would like to contribute towards the Consecration of Adiyogi and Mahashivratri. Can I make a donation?

Please follow the link to the Annadanam donation link. For Indians, click here. For overseas residents and citizens, click here.


How can I prepare for Mahashivratri?

The Mahashivratri sadhana is a preparation for Mahashivratri – a night of tremendous possibilities. Anyone over the age of eight can participate in the sadhana. Please click here for more information about the Sadhana.


How can I participate from home?

You can join the live webstream online or, in many places, watch the celebrations on television. For overseas residents, you can view the live webstream delayed, so it starts in the evening your time. More information is available here


Venue related queries

Is accommodation at IYC available for Mahashivratri?

Around the time of the Consecration of Yogeshwar Linga and Mahshivratri, all the general accommodations at Isha Yoga Center are reserved for the participants of the Consecration of Yogeshwar Linga. If you would like to register for that, please visit the website here

A limited amount of premium accommodation options are available for the participants of Adiyogi consecration and Mahashivratri. If you would like to avail those options, please send an email to adiyogidonations@ishafoundation.org, or call +91-9487895872, +91-422-2515627 or +91-9442504720.


Where can I keep my belongings?

Due to the scale of the event, please keep your belongings with you at all times. No lockers or storage facilities will be available.


For additional questions, please call the helpline on +91 83000 83111, or email msr@isha.sadhguru.org .