Shivanga Deeksha

A powerful 42-day sadhana offered (only for Gents) by Sadhguru, to bring forth devotion within to enhance your receptivity to Shiva.
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 Deeksha is an opportunity to bring forth devotion from within.
You can take up this Deeksha from the comfort of your home (online) or in-person. A trained Shivanga will initiate you in to the Deeksha
Benefits of doing Shivanga Deeksha
  • Initiation into a powerful 42-day deeksha
  • Learn the sacred “Shiva Namaskar” yogic process
  • Pilgrimage to the Velliangiri Mountains (optional)
  • Provides a strong physical and psychological basis for inner exploration


Deeksha Dates
Open to men, this 42-day vrata begins on a Purnima and culminates on a Shivratri at the Dhyanalinga, with an offering to the Dhyanalinga and a yatra to the peaks of the beautiful Velliangiri Mountains.
Note: The initiation and culmination will be facilitated online. Culmination at the Dhyanalinga and yatra to the Velliangiri Mountains are both optional.
Culmination Date
Yatra Date
27 Feb
10 Apr
11 Apr
28 Mar (Panguni Uthiram)
9 May
10 May
26 Apr
8 Jun
9 Jun
26 May
8 Jul
9 Jul
24 Jun (Dhyanalinga Consecration Day, 22nd year)
6 Aug
7 Aug
23 Jul
5 Sep
6 Sep
22 Aug
4 Oct
5 Oct
20 Sept
3 Nov
4 Nov
20 Oct
2 Dec
3 Dec
18 Nov
1 Jan
2 Jan
18 Dec
31 Jan 2022
1 Feb 2022


Deeksha Guidelines For Men:

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  • This Deeksha is only for gents.
  • 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.
  • Biksha must be received from at least 21 people. (optional for overseas partcipants)
  • Whites or light color clothing can be worn during the Deeksha period.
  • During the period of the Deeksha, smoking, consuming alcohol and eating non-vegetarian food are not allowed.


  • Registration is mandatory to attend initiation
  • The Shivanga kit is needed to attend initiation for the Deeksha. You can order your kit from Isha Life.


  • A trained Shivanga will initiate the participants into the Deeksha on Purnima. You can also participate online.
  • The Deeksha 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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