Shivanga Sadhana For Gents

The initiation and culmination will be facilitated online.
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The Shivanga Sadhana is about bringing into your awareness that you are a limb of Shiva, the very source of creation and the Ultimate Possibility. - Sadhguru
The Sadhana is an opportunity to bring forth devotion from within.
You can take up this Sadhana from the comfort of your home (online) or in-person. A trained Instructor will initiate you in to the Sadhana.
Benefits of doing Shivanga Sadhana
  • Initiation into a powerful 42-day Sadhana
  • Learn the sacred “Shiva Namaskar” yogic process
  • Pilgrimage to the Velliangiri Mountains (optional)
  • Provides a strong physical and psychological basis for inner exploration


Sadhana Dates
Open to men, this sadhana begins on a Purnima (full moon day) and culminates on a Shivratri (day before the new moon), 42 days later.
Online initiation: Jan 17, 2022
Online culmination: Mar 01, 2022


Sadhana Guidelines For Men:

  • This Sadhana is only for gents.
  • The Rudraksha mala with the Dhyanalinga pendant should be worn around the neck during the sadhana period.
  • The black cloth should be tied on the upper right arm. It can be rinsed in plain water while bathing.
  • Vibhuti should be applied between the eyebrows, at the pit of the throat, behind the ears, on the solar plexus and just below the navel.
  • Shiva Namaskar (a practice taught during initiation) should be done with devotion 21 times a day, either before sunrise or after sunset on an empty stomach.
  • Only 2 meals can be had during the day. The first meal should be taken after 12 PM / noon.
  • Soak 8-10 peppercorns along with 2-3 vilva leaves in honey, and a handful of groundnuts in water overnight. In the morning, on an empty stomach, chew the leaves. After completing the daily Shivanga sadhana, add lemon juice to the peppercorn-honey mixture and consume. Consume the soaked groundnuts also.
  • Shower/bath should be taken twice a day. Herbal bathing powder (snanam podi) can be used instead of soap.
  • Whites or light color clothing can be worn during the Sadhana period.
  • During the period of the Sadhana, smoking, consuming alcohol and eating non-vegetarian food are not allowed.
  • Instead of asking for Biksha (alms) as part of the sadhana, you can skip a meal and contribute to - Annadanam - the offering of food, to someone.
  • Through a simple act of offering food, you can touch another life and enrich your own.


  • Registration is mandatory to attend initiation
  • The Shivanga kit is needed to attend initiation for the Sadhana. You can order your kit from Ishalife-Australia (Includes shipment to New Zealand).


  • A trained Instructor will initiate the participants into the Sadhana on Purnima. You can also participate online.
  • The Sadhana begins on Purnima (full moon day) and ends on Shivratri (day before the new moon), 42 days later.


  • It is optional for the Shivangas to come to the Dhyanalinga in Coimbatore on Shivratri.
  • Online Culmination is also facilitated for those who cannot do it at the Isha Yoga Center, Coimbatore
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