Adiyogi – Abode of Yoga and the 112 Feet Tall Lord Shiva Statue
Adiyogi is the Abode of Yoga and a source of energy for people to enhance their well-being. Adiyogi means the first yogi in Hindi Language. (Adi means first or beginning and Yogi means one who practices Yoga. )
A massive 112 feet Adiyogi statue was consecrated atop Velliangiri mountains, on 24th February 2017, by the Honorable Prime Mister of India, Narendra Modi, at Isha Institute premises, near Coimbatore city, Tamilnadu state, India.
Jaggi Vasudev, who is commonly known as Sadhguru, is the founder of Isha Institute.
Prayer or worship is not required at the Abode. You may make offerings here. If you are looking for yoga websites, take a look at the different menus under “Yoga” section, in Isha website. Yoga classes are conducted here; Beginners Program, Special Program and Advanced Program are some of the yoga classes conducted here. You may also join them as a yoga instructor.
Another Adiyogi statue is there at 951, Isha Lane, McMinnville, TN 37110, USA.
How Do I Go to Adiyogi, The Abode of Yoga or Isha Yoga Center?
Adiyogi, The Abode of Yoga is at Velliangiri mountains, at around 40 kilometers from Coimbatore city.
Bus number 14D from Gandhipuram goes to Isha Yoga Center at the foothills of Velliangiri mountains. It goes via Collectorate, railway station, Town Hall, etc. Isha Yoga Center is the last stop for this bus. There is a very large parking ground here. If you are coming by private vehicle, you can park your vehicle here. You have to walk around 750 meters or so from this parking area to the Yoga Center. If you can not walk, there are bullock carts, which are are available for a separate fee.
The first bus to Isha Yoga Center starts is at 5:30 am. The last bus to Isha Yoga Center is at 09:15 pm.
How Do I Go to Isha Yoga Center or Adiyogi by Walk?
Poondi Vellingkiri Adivaram Temple is the entry point for those who wish to climb the hills by foot. You have to get down here and go inside temple. The ascent to Isha Yoga Center starts, once you cross this temple. You have to remove your footwear and keep it with you, before you enter the temple. Once you comes out of the temple, you may wear the footwear and climb the stairs. If you are planning to go to Isha by walk from Poondi Vellingkiri Temple, please carry water and snacks with you. There are no shops en-route to the hills. You have to cross seven hills to reach the Isha Yoga Center.
What are the Timings of Adiyogi?
Adiyogi is open from 8 am to 8 pm, on all days. Guru Pooja is held at 11:50 am and at 6:20 pm. Special ‘Arathi’ is conducted at 6 pm, on weekends.