March 21, 2023

Isha Foundation is a spiritual non-benefit organization which founded in the year of 1992 by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. Isha Yoga Center is found at the foothills of the Velliangiri Mountains Coimbatore, India.

This foundation offers many yoga programs and classes every month under the name of Isha Yoga. The word itself means “formless divine“. This famous destination attracts people from all parts of the world and it has more than 9 million volunteers.

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev created uniqueness in its contribution of four major paths of yoga – Gnana (knowledge), Karma (action), Kriya (energy) & Bhakthi (devotion).

What you can expect?

Adiyogi statue

The Adiyogi statue is the statue of Hindu Lord Shiva which has been perceived as the “Largest Bust Sculpture” in the world by the Guinness World Records. This statue is about 34.3-meters tall (112.4 ft), 45 meters long (147 ft) and 7.62 meters wide (24.99 ft).

Adiyogi statue Designed by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev (founder of the Isha Foundation) and it weighs around 500 tons (490 long tons; 550 short tons). Sadhguru explained about the Adiyogi statue is that “Statue is for inspiring and promoting the yoga”, and is named as Adiyogi, which signifies “the First yogi” since Shiva is known as the originator of yoga.


The Isha Yoga Center created unique and powerful energy in the form of Dhyanalinga which sitting under a pillarless 250,000 bricks in the dome structure

Theertha kund – An underground water body

Consistently, every week, thousands of people visiting this unique meditation center to attain inner peace and wellbeing.

Isha Rejuvenation Programs

Isha Rejuvenation Programs are scientifically organized procedures for an individual’s wellbeing and Health. In Isha Rejuvenation Center, Coimbatore, they combining the ancient Indian practices, including yoga and traditional Ayurveda & Siddha medicine based on the yogic science and recommendation of lifestyle.

Aum Meditation

This Aum Meditation is a simple meditation practice to all the Dhyanalinga visitors which helps to strengthen one’s physical and mental health.

Isha Crafts Stall

Next to the Dhyanalinga Temple – Excellent handcrafted pillow covers, meditation cushions, colorful totes & purses, Isha T-shirts, Sadhguru’s Books, DVD’s and CDs are available in Isha Craft stalls. All the crafts are exclusively designed by Isha Yoga volunteers while all craft items are produced by local villagers.


Isha Foundation respects all cultures, through their celebrations like Mahashivrathri and Isha Fest every year.

Adiyogi Shiva Statue in Coimbatore is one of the biggest statues in India, which are dedicated to the great Hindu god Lord Shiva. Located in the Isha Foundation Complex in Coimbatore, the statue is carved out of 500 stones of steel and stands tall at the height of 112 feet. It is surrounded by verdant green farms at the foothills of Velliangiri Mountain in the Western Ghats, offering a relaxing environment to practice Yoga and meditation.

Adiyogi Shiva Statue is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest bust sculpture of Lord Shiva in the world that is 34 metres tall, 25 metres wide and 45 metres long.

Adiyogi – The Source of Yoga 

Adiyogi, known as the first Yogi, passed on the science of yoga to the Saptarishi, his seven disciples. This included 112 ways through which human beings can transcend their limitations and reach their ultimate potential.

In Vedic science, Shiva is looked upon as the first guru with his teachings surviving the time and inspiring people to aspire for their highest possibilities. Following the same lines, the iconic face of Shiva as Adiyogi was unveiled by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Isha Yoga Center in Coimbatore on 24 February 2017, the auspicious night of Maha Shivratri. The face of the statue is 112 feet high and represents the 112 ways offered by Adiyogi to attain enlightenment.

The Adiyogi Shiva Statue is located near the Yogeshwar Linga that was consecrated by the Sadhguru as a manifestation of five major chakras in the human system. Together, both the linga and the statue have become a living entity to inspire the people towards inner well-being through Yoga.

A Perfect Place for Those Seeking liberations

Adiyogi Shiva, the tallest and the biggest lord Shiva statue in India and the world promote the culture of yoga and meditation. Anyone and everyone is invited to the place to practice the art of yoga and transform themselves into better and healthy human beings.

The face of Adiyogi is of an iconic presence to orient the world towards transformation. It is a transformation beyond thought and emotion. Further, it is a very important tool for those who are striving to liberate themselves.

The Adiyogi Shiva Statue along with the Yogeshwar linga temple makes for a perfect getaway in Coimbatore for people seeking liberation. Besides yoga and meditation, devotees of Shiva can offer water and neem leaves to the linga and vastram to the statue. This is believed to be an act of opening up to the energies of the lord.

Adiyogi Divya Darshanam

Adiyogi Divya Darshanam is a 3D laser show that narrates the story of Adiyogi and how human beings were introduced to the science of yoga in the voice of Sadhguru. The music composed by Sounds of Isha further enhances the spectacular show.

Adiyogi Divya Darshanam is a 14 minutes light and dance show that has won the 2020 Mondo dr EMEA and APAC award for Technology in Entertainment in the house of worship category. It competed with several brilliant entries from Europe, Africa, Middle East, and the Asia Pacific Region and came out to be the best.

Adiyogi Shiva Statue – Timings and Entry Fee 

The Adiyogi Shiva statue and the Yoheshwar linga temple is open from 6 am in the morning to 8 pm at night on all days of the week. However, the timings are different during festivals and special events. During Purnima and Amavasya, the place is open until midnight. Also, a music concert is offered in front of the Adiyogi Shiva Statue at night, from 10:30 pm to 11:30 pm followed by the distribution of prasad.

The best part is that the Isha Foundation allows visitors to enter the place free of cost.

How to Reach the Adiyogi

The Adiyogi Shiva Statue is located in the Dhyanalinga complex in Coimbatore. It can be reached by tourists in the following ways.

By Bus

One can take a bus from the Gandhipuram bus stand to the Dhyanalinga complex to cover the distance of 45 minutes and then another 7 minutes walk to reach the statue. 

By Car

When travelling by car, it takes around 1 hour 30 minutes to reach the Adiyogi from Coimbatore. For visitors coming from outside the city or state, the place is 32 km from Coimbatore bus station, 30 km from Coimbatore railway station and 42 km from Coimbatore airport. Besides, the city is well connected to other parts of the country with national and state highways.

Adiyogi shiva statue

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