Shivanga Sadhana For Gents

Join the Shivanga Initiation on 10th January to culminate the Sadhana on Mahashivratri, 21st February.
About the 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
About Shivanga Sadhana
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 an opportunity to bring forth devotion from within. Shivanga literally means “a limb of Shiva”, and the Shivanga Sadhana is an opportunity to bring our connection with the source of creation into our awareness. The sadhana is also an opportunity to make a pilgrimage to the sacred Velliangiri Mountains and be initiated into Shiva Namaskar, a powerful practice.
Become a Limb of Shiva
Become a Limb of Shiva
  • A powerful 42-day vrata
  • Initiation into the sacred “Shiva Namaskar” process
  • Pilgrimage to the Velliangiri Mountains known as the “Kailash of the South”
  • Provides a strong physical and psychological basis for inner exploration


    About Velliangiri
    About Velliangiri
    The Velliangiri Mountains are also known as Thenkailayam or the Kailash of the South – a space where Shiva, the Adiyogi himself spent some time. Over the ages, many siddhas and seers have enshrined their energies and Grace in these mountains, which can be accessed and imbibed even today. Every year, lakhs of devotees make the pilgrimage to the Velliangiri's sacred Seventh Hill, a space of tremendous power and energy.


    Why Pilgrimage?
    Why Pilgrimage
    Sadhguru: What is the difference between travel, a journey and a pilgrimage? People move from one place to another for a variety of reasons. There are explorers who are always looking for virgin land that they want to put their footprint on. They want to prove something. There are travelers who are curious to see everything, so they travel. There are tourists who just go to relax. There are other kinds of tourists who just go to escape from their work or family. But a pilgrim is not going for any of these purposes. A pilgrimage is not a conquest, it is a surrender. It is a way of getting yourself out of the way. If you do not budge, it is a way of wearing yourself out. A process of destroying all that is limited and compulsive and arriving to a boundless state of consciousness.
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    Sadhana Date
    Sadhana Date
    Open to men, this 42-day vratam 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.
    Culmination Date
    Yatra Date
    Jun 5, Fri
    Jul 19, Sun
    Jul 20, Mon (Adi Amavasya)
    Jul 4, Sat (Guru Purnima)
    Aug 17, Mon
    Aug 18, Tue
    Aug 3, Mon
    Sep 15, Tue
    Sep 16, Wed (Mahalaya Amavasya)
    Sep 1, Tue
    Oct 15, Thu
    Oct 16, Fri
    Oct 1, Thu
    Nov 13, Fri
    Nov 14, Sat (Deepavali)
    Oct 31, Sat
    Dec 13, Sun
    Dec 14, Mon
    Nov 29, Sun
    Jan 2021
    Jan 2021
    Dec 29, Tue
    Jan 2021
    Jan 2021


    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.
    How to Get There
    How to Get There

    The Isha Yoga Center is situated 30 kilometers (20 miles) west of Coimbatore at the foothills of the Velliangiri Mountains, part of the Nilgiris Biosphere. Coimbatore, a major industrial city in southern India, is well connected by air, rail and road. Major airlines operate regular flights to Coimbatore from Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. Train services are available from all major cities in India.Regular bus and taxi services are also available from Coimbatore to Isha Yoga Center.

    Direct Buses are available Daily between Coimbatore & the Yoga Center: View the Bus Time Table

    Taxis are available If you would like to book a taxi to the Isha Yoga Center, please contact our traveldesk service at 094426 15436, 0422-2515430 or 0422-2515429. The desk is open 24 hours a day.

    Ph: +91 8300083111 

    Driving Directions Take the Perur/Siruvani Road through Ukkadam from Coimbatore. Drive past Alandurai and turn right at Irutupallam junction. The Yoga Center is another 8 km from the junction (Irutupallam) and about 2 km before Poondi Temple along this road. Signboards giving directions to the Dhyanalinga Shrine can be found en route.


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