Dhyanalinga at 11 Degrees

In this week's Spot, Sadhguru reveals the spiritual significance of being 11 degrees latitude from the equator, which is the location of the Isha Yoga Center. "This is a very advantageous position for one who is longing to raise his energies to its highest pitch. Practically, we are sitting right on 11." Sadhguru then outlines the scientific elements of being at this latitude and its benefits. Enjoy!
 
 
 
 

11 டிகிரியில் தியானலிங்கம்

In the yogic system, we hold the space from the equator up to 33 degrees latitude as sacred, both ways. But south of the equator, there is not much land, so we are largely concerned with the northern hemisphere. And in this, 11 degrees is the most important thing. As you go away from it, it recedes. Why this is so is – the planet is moving in an anticlockwise direction. Anything that spins creates a certain force which is called the ‘centrifugal’ force. It is happening in so many ways. One most common experience that people may be exposed to, particularly in Coimbatore, is the centrifugal pumps. All over India, Asia and Africa you will see 'Made-in-Coimbatore' centrifugal pumps.

The pump is essentially working because it spins at a certain speed, because it generates a centrifugal force; with that it lifts water from the wells. You have heard of power generation called 'centrifuge'. So power is generated. Motors are running on centrifugal. So is the planet itself, because it is spinning, it creates a centrifugal force which is at its highest level at 11 degrees latitude, and up to 33 it is in a good place.

What is the significance of this centrifugal force? Everything is trying to go out. You need to understand -  sitting or standing on this planet means the centrifugal force is working on you in a certain way. From 0 to 33, it is largely working in a vertical manner in your system, and particularly at 11 degrees it is 100% vertical within you. That is, if we hold you by your feet and spin you around you will feel a big rush in your head because the centrifugal force will take the blood and also the energy in that direction. This is happening to you if you stand on this planet between 0 to 33; it is at its highest at 11 degrees.

This is a very advantageous position for one who is longing to raise his energies to its highest pitch.

This is a very advantageous position for one who is longing to raise his energies to its highest pitch. Practically, we are sitting right on 11°. We didn’t plan this. This is why I have a partner who takes care of all these things. He has never failed me. This is the advantage of surrendering who you are to a larger possibility. If you work with your own intelligence, you will be too concerned about which land to acquire. You would be looking at roads, the facilities, the price, availability and other things. When you surrender yourself to a higher intelligence, you just go and simply do it, and it will be dead on.  And I realized only yesterday that we are on 11° latitude. This is not me. We did not calculate these things, we did not seek land according to this, but it is right there. This is how life functions for those who give themselves up for a larger force. If you go by your own intelligence, only petty things can happen because whatever you may be, whatever you have in your head is too small compared to the nature of the cosmos.

At 11 degrees, when the planet is spinning, you are dead vertical. Your energies are shooting straight up because of the centrifugal force. If you just manage to keep your head straight and sit, it is naturally being pushed up at this place. There are any number of places along eleven degrees across the planet; but not everywhere have the focus, the necessary energy and intention been created.  I want to check out how many strong spiritual places there are on 11 degrees latitude.

So here we are at 11 degrees...

Love & Grace

Correction : Due apologies for the factual error in the above post. The correct latitude of the US center in Tennessee is not 33 degrees, but 35.5 degrees. Thank you for pointing out the error in the comments , it has been corrected.

 
 
 
 
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6 years 11 months ago

you are right, it was a mistake that happened when we first looked up Isha Lane, we got a site in Arizona. We will correct this...

7 years ago

Trichy @ Temple City --> Inching close to 11 Degrees @ 10° 48' 18'' North !!!
I bow down to the grace !!!

6 years 11 months ago

awesome!!!out of box thinking

7 years ago

Chennai is at N 13° 3' . Need all 24 hours to read sadhguru's blog to keep enriching the knowledge he showers to everyone.

6 years 10 months ago

[...] latitude, this force is largely working in a vertical manner in your system, and particularly at 11 degrees, the energies are shooting straight up. So, the ancients calculated and marked out points on the [...]

7 years ago

my village Sengattuppatti to at 11.11

7 years ago

Sadhguru,, Namaskaram , Dear Isha Meditators, After going through the above article,explored about the 11 degree latitude. It was a pleasure to know that Nerur
where Sri Sadhasiva Bramendral Jeeva Samadhi is located is exactly on 11.00
degree latitude , about whom our sadhguru , in one of his speech has referred as
a mystical Avadoodhar .pranam, Sudhakar, Hosur.

6 years 8 months ago

I am wondering too.. Centrifugal force is highest at the equator. Does Sadhguru mean a combination of forces that makes 11 degrees most supportive?

7 years ago

Kumbakonam which is a temple town and has many ancient temples is at 11 degrees.

7 years ago

Sadhguru, Namaskaram ,Dear Isha Meditators, After going through the above article ,explored about the 11 degree latitude. It was a pleasure to know that Nerur
where Sri Sadhasiva Bramendral Jeeva Samadhi is located is exactly on 11.00
degree latitude , about whom our sadhguru , in one of his speech has referred as
a mystical Avadoodhar .pranam, Sudhakar, Hosur.

4 years 5 months ago

i think there are two forces (centrifugal) that are acting... one is due to earth revolution, which may be maximum at around 231/2 degrees and the other is due to earth rotation, which may be maximum at the equator that is 0 degrees so, as a resultant of these two forces may be the resultant centrifugal force is maximum at 11 degrees

7 years ago

gawd!...was at 19 deg (mumbai) but life brought me to 49 deg :-(...hmmmm lets see if another migration is on the charts...hopefully it will be towards IYC :-)

7 years ago

Chidambaram Nataraja Temple - 11.39819
Shri Ranganathar Temple, Srirangam /Tiruvanaikaval Shiva temple - 10.86204
Samayapuram Devi Temple, Trichy - 10.92296
Siruganoor Brahmapureeshwar temple, Trichy (Pathanjali's samadhi) - 11.01463
Guruvayoor Krishna Temple - 10.59494
Maa Vaishno Devi Temple, Kashmir - 33.02707
Uppiliappan Kovil/ Tirunageswaram, Kumbakonam - 10.96153
Namakkal Anchaneya/ Narasimha Temple - 11.22223

Last but not Least,
SASTRA University, Thanjavur (where i got initiated into shambhavi) - 10.96306

3 years 8 months ago

Pranam SadGuru, Why 11deg (& not 0deg)? If revolution around Sun is considered even then half of time all places are always towards Sun i.e. GF is acting towards Earth during this time(& not away from Earth)! Thanks for clarification please.

7 years ago

To be precise, Tennessee at 34+.

7 years ago

Temple building was a science and the Sanctum sanctorum was deliberately placed upon certain lines of magnetic intersection I believe.

7 years ago

Checked for Latitude/longitude coordinates for (951, Isha Lane McMinnville, Tennessee )and it shows in the range of N 35° 41' 11.6694", W 85° 46' 48.6012" (http://www.thegpscoordinates.com/tennessee/mcminnville/) but not 33 Degrees.Am i seeing something wrong...If i am wrong please let me know the correct website .

7 years ago

I'm quite surprised no one got a doubt why 11 degrees is most supportive even though from the above theory equator should be the most supportive. After pondering on this question for a while, it suddenly struck me, equator is the geographical center line, the magnetic/axial center line must be different, which is 23 degrees... but then 23 degrees should be most supportive, now i'm wondering why 11 degrees is most supportive.

7 years ago

just dissolve .everything on the way.
shambooo

7 years ago

Namaskaaram Sadhguru!
There's nothing left from your analysis..!Just wonder...wonderful to think ur scientific words...running in the mind always...Shambho!

7 years ago

Its exactly 11 Deg. for coimbatore but for Isha Institue of Inner Sciences (951, Isha Lane, McMinnville, Tennessee the coordinates are Degrees Minutes Seconds :

N 35° 41' 11.6694", W 85° 46' 48.6012" source: http://www.thegpscoordinates.com/tennessee/mcminnville/ which is 35 Degrees not 33 Degrees Am I seeing something wrong.. if wrong pls provide me the correct link...

7 years ago

Mauritius Island is in 19-20 degrees.

7 years ago

i found the same with google... Not sure how Sadhguru mentioned as 33.

6 years 11 months ago

Yes it was a mistake, we will be correcting it...

7 years ago

Most of India is between 0 and 33 Degrees. From Kanyakumari to Jammu.
No doubt India is the Spiritual Center of the World.