The Adiyogi Shiva bust is a 34-metre tall (112 ft), 45-metre long (147 ft) and 25-metre wide (82 ft) steel bust of Shiva with Thirunamam at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. It is recognized by the Guinness World Records as the "Largest Bust Sculpture” in the world. Designed by Jaggi Vasudev, the founder and head of the Isha Foundation, the statue weighs around 500 tonnes (490 long tons; 550 short tons).
|Location||Isha Yoga Center, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Designer||Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev|
|Width||25 m (82 ft)|
|Height||34 m (112 ft)|
|Visitors||2.19 Million (in 2021–2022)|
|Completion date||24 February 2017|
|Dedicated to||Lord Shiva as Adiyogi|
Adiyogi is located at the Isha Yoga Centre. Its height, 112 ft, symbolizes the 112 possibilities to attain to moksha (liberation) that are mentioned in yogic culture, and also the 112 chakras in the human system. A linga named Yogeshwar Linga was consecrated and placed in front of the statue. The Indian Ministry of Tourism has included the statue in its official Incredible India tourism campaign. It is also the venue of a light and sound show about Shiva as a yogi, inaugurated by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind.
Adiyogi was inaugurated on 24 February 2017 by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri. He also launched a companion book, Adiyogi: The Source of Yoga, written by Sadhguru. To mark the unveiling of the statue, the song "Adiyogi – The Source of Yoga" was released by the Isha Foundation, sung by Kailash Kher, with lyrics by Prasoon Joshi.
Adiyogi Divya Darshanam Edit
Adiyogi Divya Darshanam is 3D laser show, narrating the story of the Adiyogi and how the science of yoga was given to human beings. It was inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind on Mahashivratri in 2019. It is a 14 minute light and sound show, projected upon the Adiyogi Statue.
Adiyogi Divya Darshanam happening Daily at 7 PM IST.
Other Adiyogi Shiva statues Edit
A 112-Feet Adiyogi Shiva Statue at Chikkaballapur was inaugurated on 15th Jan 2023.The statue is set up along with eight Navagraha temples along with Bhairavi Temple at the Isha Yoga Centre at Chikkaballapur, Karnataka.
On August 30, 2022, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev visited Pura Mahadev, Baghpat. The Isha foundation desired to get land on lease for a Sanskrit School, Yoga Centre and a 68 m (242 ft) Adiyogi Shiva statue. The statue will be built near the banks of the Hindon River located near Pura Mahadev and Hariya Kheda, Uttar Pradesh.
View from above
Back of the bust
See also Edit
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