Over 15,000 years ago, predating all religion, Adiyogi, the first Yogi, transmitted the science of Yoga to his seven disciples, the Saptarishis. He expounded 112 ways through which human beings can transcend their limitations and reach their ultimate potential. Adiyogi’s offerings are tools for individual transformation, as individual transformation is the only way to transform the world. His fundamental message is that “in is the only way out” for human wellbeing and liberation.
On the auspicious night of Mahashivaratri at Isha Yoga Center, an iconic face of “Adiyogi – the Source of Yoga” was unveiled by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Recognized as the world's largest bust sculpture by the Guinness World Records, the face of Adiyogi is 112 feet high, representing the 112 ways he offered for one to attain to wellbeing and one's Ultimate nature. Installed near the Adiyogi is the Yogeshwar Linga, which was consecrated by Sadhguru, as manifestation of five of the major chakras in the human system. Adiyogi, with the presence of the Yogeshwar Linga, has become a living entity.
Adiyogi - The Source of Yoga is situated 30 kilometers (20 miles) west of Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Coimbatore, a major industrial city in southern India, is well connected by air, rail and road. Major airlines operate regular flights to Coimbatore from Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru. Train services are available from all major cities in India.
There are direct buses between Coimbatore and Adiyogi (view the timetable). Taxis can be booked from the airport as well as the railway station. Alternatively, contact the travel desk to book a taxi to the center.
Adiyogi and Dhyanalinga premises are open from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Guidelines to Visitors:
Visitors should bring masks and hand sanitizers
Entry to the premises is allowed only through the Malai Vasal entrance on Poondi Road near Muttathuvayal.
Two-wheeler and car parking is available on the premises. Public transport is also accessible.
Entry is restricted for the following individuals:
Visitors from Red Zones and Containment Areas
Visitors below 10 years and above 65 years
Persons with COVID-19 symptoms
Guidelines to be followed on the premises:
Maintain 6-feet distance from others
Wearing a face mask covering your nose and mouth at all times is mandatory
Spitting is prohibited
Disinfect your hands frequently by washing with soap and water or using a hand sanitizer
Medical screening including a temperature check will be done for all visitors. The premises will be sanitized every 3 hours.
We thank you for your cooperation in maintaining public health and safety.
As a way to become open to the energies of Yogeshwar Linga, devotees can make an offering of water and neem leaves to the linga.
Devotees can offer a vastram to Adiyogi by tying a black cloth on one of the trishuls surrounding Adiyogi.
An opportunity to become receptive to the Grace of Adiyogi, which can fuel one’s striving towards ultimate liberation.
Every full moon night, Adiyogi is open until 12:00 am and a music concert is offered in front of Adiyogi from 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Every new moon day, traditional offerings are made to the Yogeshwar Linga by people from the surrounding villages. There is also an offering of traditional music and dance, followed by distribution of prasadam.
This face of Adiyogi will be an iconic presence to orient the world towards their liberation. Adiyogi is a reminder for humanity to shift from religion to responsibility. The form of Adiyogi will leave an imprint on your consciousness. No matter where you go, his face will stick with you in such a way that you will turn inward. This is about transformation beyond thought and emotion.Adiyogi will be a very important tool for those who are striving to liberate themselves. Adiyogi is a presence that people cannot miss – the greatest face on the planet. Greatest not in comparison to anything else but because of the possibility that it opens up. This is a fantastic gateway for those who are seeking liberation. Liberation from anything that binds you – this will be the nature of the linga. Adiyogi’s iconic presence will inspire millions of people across the planet.
In this week’s Spot, Sadhguru reveals plans for a 112-feet Adiyogi statue in the Velliangiri Foothills, and other plans for Adiyogi statues throughout India. “This is not a deity, this is not a temple of some kind, this is an iconic inspiration for people.”
Dakshinayana, which begins with Guru Purnima, is revered as the time when Adiyogi became the Adi Guru, or the first Guru, and transmitted the science of Yoga to his first seven disciples, the Saptarishis. During this significant time, we invite you to contribute towards the upkeep of the spiritual infrastructure of Isha Yoga Center, designed by Sadhguru, so that it continues to serve the millions of devotees who visit this sacred space every year.
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Adiyogi, 112 ft tall in Coimbatore with backdrop of Vellingirii Hills, reverberating with energy, is a must visit spot.