Wardrobe Unique

When it comes to wardrobe, one can certainly say that Sadhguru’s garb is not that of a stereotypical “yogi” or “mystic.” What then, is the intention behind his elegant and vibrant clothing?
 
 
 
 

When it comes to wardrobe, one can certainly say that Sadhguru’s garb is not that of a stereotypical “yogi” or “mystic.” What then, is the intention behind his elegant and vibrant clothing?

Sadhguru: Until I completed the main mission that I had in my life of consecrating the Dhyanalinga, I used to dress very simply. For almost 20 years, I never entered a clothing store, nor did I buy anything for myself. People gave me some simple white clothes which I wore, and most of the time it was not to my taste or aesthetics. Aesthetics is very much a part of everything that I do but I did not focus on those things because I didn’t want to get diverted into anything else. I was onto something else. Once that was done, I thought, “Okay, maybe it's time I dress better,” and then I decided to design my own clothes. I wanted to wear something which is very representative of India.

India has the maximum variety of textile products on the planet. I know the Indian textile so well now, after all these years of exploration. There are many villages where that particular village is the only place in the whole world where a particular kind of weave is made. If India learns to market its textile products properly, we can run the nation on it. So I thought my clothing should be very representative of India and that’s how I dress.