[blak klawth, kloth]
During the 42-day Shivanga Sadhana period, a black cloth is worn on the right arm by sadhakas. This cloth is part of a process that can help relieve one of their karmic structures once the sadhana is complete.
Having been in contact with the sadhaka’s body for 42 days, the black cloth acquires their memory. As a part of culmination, a certain process is conducted using this cloth which relieves them from many physical and mental karmic structures that were accumulated over a period of time.
“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. “
▵ 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 to 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” (optional)
▵ Provides a strong physical and psychological basis for inner exploration
▵ 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.
▵ 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.
▵ Check Dates: Sadhana Date (Isha)
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 Travel Desk service at: 09442615436, 0422-2515-429/430. The desk is open 24 hours a day.
Driving Directions. Take the Perur/Siruvani Road through Ukkadam from Coimbatore. Drive past Alandurai and turn right at Irutupallam junction. The Isha 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 can be found en route.
Sadhana Guidelines For Men
▵ The sadhana begins on Purnima (full moon day) and ends on Shivratri (day before the new moon), 42 days later.
▵ Shivangas will be initiated into the Shiva Namaskar practice and the appropriate mantras.
▵ Shiva Namaskar should be done with devotion 21 times a day, either before sunrise or after sunset on an empty stomach.
▵ It is optional for the Shivangas to come to the Dhyanalinga in Coimbatore on Shivratri.
▵ 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. (optional)
▵ 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.
▵ Shivanga Sadhana Registration – INR 350
▵ The Shivanga kit is needed for the sadhana. You can order this kit from Isha Life.