Over 15,000 years ago, predating all religion, Adiyogi, the first Yogi, transmitted the science of Yoga to his seven disciples, the Saptarishis. He expounded 112 ways through which human beings can transcend their limitations and reach their ultimate potential. Adiyogi’s offerings are tools for individual transformation, as individual transformation is the only way to transform the world. His fundamental message is that “in is the only way out” for human wellbeing and liberation.
Adiyogi is here to liberate you from disease, discomfort, and poverty – above all, from the very process of life and death.
▵ Over 15,000 years ago, predating all religion, Adiyogi, the first Yogi, transmitted the science of Yoga to his seven disciples, the Saptarishis. He expounded 112 ways through which human beings can transcend their limitations and reach their ultimate potential. Adiyogi’s offerings are tools for individual transformation, as individual transformation is the only way to transform the world. His fundamental message is that “in is the only way out” for human wellbeing and liberation.
On the auspicious night of Mahashivaratri at Isha Yoga Center, an iconic face of “Adiyogi – the Source of Yoga” was unveiled by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Recognized as the world’s largest bust sculpture by the Guinness World Records, the face of Adiyogi is 112 feet high, representing the 112 ways he offered for one to attain to wellbeing and one’s Ultimate nature. Installed near the Adiyogi is the Yogeshwar Linga, which was consecrated by Sadhguru, as manifestation of five of the major chakras in the human system. Adiyogi, with the presence of the Yogeshwar Linga, has become a living entity.
How to Get There
Adiyogi – The Source of Yoga is situated 30 kilometers (20 miles) west of Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. 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 Bengaluru. Train services are available from all major cities in India.
There are direct buses between Coimbatore and Adiyogi (view the timetable). Taxis can be booked from the airport as well as the railway station. Alternatively, contact the travel desk to book a taxi to the center.
Processes and Offerings
▵ Yogeshwar Linga Offerings
As a way to become open to the energies of Yogeshwar Linga, devotees can make an offering of water and neem leaves to the linga.
▵ Adiyogi Vastram
Devotees can offer a vastram to Adiyogi by tying a black cloth on one of the trishuls surrounding Adiyogi.
▵ Adiyogi Pradakshina
An opportunity to become receptive to the Grace of Adiyogi, which can fuel one’s striving towards ultimate liberation.
Every full moon night, Adiyogi is open until 12:00 am and a music concert is offered in front of Adiyogi from 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Every new moon day, traditional offerings are made to the Yogeshwar Linga by people from the surrounding villages. There is also an offering of traditional music and dance, followed by distribution of prasadam.
Science & Mysticism
This face of Adiyogi will be an iconic presence to orient the world towards their liberation. Adiyogi is a reminder for humanity to shift from religion to responsibility. The form of Adiyogi will leave an imprint on your consciousness. No matter where you go, his face will stick with you in such a way that you will turn inward. This is about transformation beyond thought and emotion.Adiyogi will be a very important tool for those who are striving to liberate themselves. Adiyogi is a presence that people cannot miss – the greatest face on the planet. Greatest not in comparison to anything else but because of the possibility that it opens up. This is a fantastic gateway for those who are seeking liberation. Liberation from anything that binds you – this will be the nature of the linga. Adiyogi’s iconic presence will inspire millions of people across the planet.
Ishana Vihar, Velliangiri Foothills,
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641114
Telephone 091-83000 83111
Very peaceful and vibrant place. Had a great experience meditating. Marvelous piece of human ingenuity at the foothills of Velliangiri. The perfect blend of nature and human elements helps invoke inner peace and tranquility.– Vignesh Ramkumar
The atmosphere around it is fabulous and serene. They have chanting and offerings going on just below Adiyogi which I believe keeps the atmosphere spiritual and blissful. A must-go place!– Nikhil Mohanan
Adiyogi, 112 ft tall in Coimbatore with backdrop of Vellingirii Hills, reverberating with energy, is a must visit spot.– Govindarajan S
When you reach this place, only one word comes out of your mouth ‘Wow!’ One interested in peace and meditation must visit this place once in one’s life.– Husain A