Shivanga Sadhana

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 Shivanga Sadhana for Gents is a powerful 42-day vrata (period of sadhana). Offered by Sadhguru, this sadhana enhances one's receptivity to the energies of Dhyanalinga, and allows one to explore deeper levels of experience in body, mind, and energy. The sadhana is also an opportunity to make a pilgrimage to the sacred Velliangiri Mountain, and be initiated into Shiva Namaskar, a powerful practice. The sadhana starts every full moon day and culminates on the Shivratri of the next month in the Isha Yoga Center.

The Shivanga Sadhana for Ladies happens once a year, during the 21 days leading up to Thaipoosam Purnima (the full moon day in the lunar month of Thai) with a different set of practices and discipline suitable for women. This special sadhana will open one up to receive the Grace of Linga Bhairavi. The initiation starts 21 days prior to Thaipoosam, and the closing takes place at Linga Bhairavi on Thaipoosam Purnima.

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Upcoming Initiation and Culmination dates - SHIVANGA for men

Initiation Culmination Date Yatra Date
Apr 29, Sun 
(Chitra Pournami)
Jun 12, Tue Jun 13, Wed
May 29, Tue (Buddha Purnima) Jul 11, Wed Jul 12, Thu
Jun 27, Wed Aug 9, Thu Aug 10, Thu 
(Adi Amavasya)
Jul 27, Fri (Gurupurnima) Sep 08, Sat Sep 09, Sun
Aug 26, Sun Oct 07, Sun Oct 08, Mon (Mahalaya Amavasya)
Sep 24, Mon Nov 05, Mon Nov 06, Tue (Deepavali)
Oct 24, Wed Dec 05, Wed Dec 06, Thu
Nov 22, Thu January 2019 January 2019
Dec 22, Sat February 2019 February 2019


Sadhana Guidelines For Men:

  • The sadhana begins on Pournami and ends on Shivarathri, 42 days later.
  • Shivangas will be initiated into the Shivanamaskar practice and the appropriate mantras.
  • Shivanamaskaram should be done with devotion 21 times a day, either before sunrise or after sunset on an empty stomach.
  • It is mandatory for the Shivangas to be at the Dhayanalinga in Coimbatore on Shivarathri.
  • 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.
  • During the period of the vrata, smoking, consuming alcohol and eating non-vegetarian food are not allowed.
  • Only 2 meals can be had during the day. The first meal should be after 12 noon.
  • Whites or light color clothing can be worn during the Sadhana period.