Dhyanalinga Temple Coimbatore
The Sacred land of India has been witness to the lives of countless siddhas ¹, seers, saints, sages, and enlightened beings. The Dhyanalinga Yogic Temple, situated in Coimbatore, India, is very much a part of this glorious tradition. Dhyanalinga is the distilled essence of yogic science. It does not ascribe to any particular belief or faith. It does not require any pooja or Worship.
Just sitting silently for few minutes within the sphere of Dhyanalinga is enough to make even those unaware of meditation experience a state of deep meditativeness and feel the divine energy that overflows from this glorious form. Dhyanalinga was consecrated by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, a realized master, mystic and yogi, after three years of intense process of prana prathista.
Measuring 13′ 9″, Dhyanalinga is the largest mercury based live linga in the world. In the metaphysical sense, Dhyanalinga is a guru, an energy center of tremendous proportions.
All the aspects of life are enshrined in the form of seven chakras energized to the very peak and locked. A doorway to enlightenment and spiritual liberation, Dhyanalinga offers a sadhaka ² the opportunity to perform sadhana ³ in utmost intimacy with a live guru, – an opportunity which is traditionally available to a select few.
Situated at the foothills of the Velliangiri Mountains, Dhyanalinga is a colossal entity of eternal vibrations. The earth colors, the natural granite, and the fusion of irregular surfaces and shapes that form the Temple creates an ethereal ambience and an apt atmosphere to receive the grace of the Dhyanalinga.
An offering of sound to the Dhyanalinga, an etheric blend of vocals, singing bowls, drums and various other instruments amplified within the reverberating Dome, transporting one into the timeless space of the Dhyanalinga. The offering takes place twice during the day from 11:50 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. and from 5:50 p.m. to 6:10 p.m. These times are recognized as special sandhya kala for meditators. A sandhya kala is a phase when nature undergoes certain transitions and makes a person more receptive to something else.
Visitors coming to the Dhyanalinga Temple can further their experience by attending this daily introduction to the timeless and powerful mantra “Aum”. This meditation is known to have transcendental qualities. It can bring peace and balance to the meditator’s system, and is known to relieve people from numerous physical and mental ailments when practiced regularly.
The event takes place from 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm, and is open to all.
Amavasya and Pournami Days
There is a natural upsurge of energies in the human body on these days.
As a result, in the tradition, Amavasya ( New Moon ) and Pournami ( Full Moon ) days are held as special days for the spiritual seeker. Any sadhana performed on these days has a greater impact on the system. When people see something as a higher possibility, when it touches them deeply, they naturally want to offer something, in that state of offering a person is more receptive to what is available there.
Twice a month visitors are accorded the rare privilege and honor of personally making an offering of Ksheera ( milk ) or Jala ( water ) upon the Dhyanalinga. Ksheera is offered from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Jala from 12:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
As the Amavasya vibrations are especially conducive for men, the temple is open for them to meditate up to 1:00 a.m. on Amavasya nights, and similarly, as the Pournami vibrations are particularly conducive for women, the temple remains open up to 1:00 a.m. for them on Pournami nights.
Pancha Bhoota Aradhana
The basis of all creation, including the physical body, is the five elements. The wellbeing of the body and mind can be determined by purifying the five elements within the human system.This process also shapes the body to become a stepping stone towards one’s ultimate wellbeing rather than being a hurdle. There is a whole system of yoga called bhuta shuddhi, meaning purification of the elements.
The presiding deity for such a pursuit is Bhuteshwara, another aspect of Shiva. Pancha Bhuta Aradhana is an effort to bring down that dimension of Grace of the Dhyanalinga upon the seeker. Starting from this Mahashivarathri, the 14th day of every lunar month will be an opportunity to experience Pancha Bhuta Aradhana at the Dhyanalinga between 5:40 pm and 6:20 pm.
This will be particularly beneficial for those who experience weak and unstable constitutions, psychological instabilities, disturbed sleep, a constant sense of fear, and will also be supportive for the fulfillment of one’s ambitions. This offering will include an initiation with Abhaya Sutra, a consecrated thread.
Maha Shivarathri Celebrations
The day before the Amavasya of each month is called shivarathri. The shivarathri that falls in February-March each year is considered to be more auspicious and is celebrated as Mahashivarathri. Traditionally, one is advised to stay awake throughout the night of Mahashivarathri. Scientifically, the planetary positions are such on the night of Mahashivarathri, that in the Northern Hemisphere of the planet, it is very beneficial to keep one’s spine erect throughout the night. Any spiritual sadhana performed on this night has a deeper impact on the system.
Hence, people on the spiritual path make use of this extra assistance from nature to intensify their sadhana. Besides, in yoga, Shiva is considered as the first Guru from whom the knowledge originated. Hence, the sadhana is performed as an offering or Worship to the Guru. At Isha Yoga Center, Sadhguru takes this opportunity to conduct a nightlong Satsangh of explosive meditations interspersed with lively and colorful Cultural events held in his Presence.
Classical music concerts by renowned artists like Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pandit Jasraj, Usha Utup, Sivamani, Dr.Bala Murali Krishna, Unni Krishnan, Sudha Raghunathan, Bombay Jaishree, and Pandit Shivakumar Sharma are a predominant feature of this festival.
Attended by several hundred thousands of people from far and wide, this unique festival is an opportunity to bask in the Grace of the Dhyanalinga. Celebrations begin with Guru Pooja at 6:00 pm in the Dhyanalinga temple on that day and conclude at 6:00 am the following morning. Annadanam is provided to all the visitors on that night and the state Transport Corporation runs special buses throughout the night to and from Coimbatore city for the benefit of the visitors.
The Dhyanalingam Multi-religious Temple situated at the foothills of Vellingiri about 30 kms from Coimbatore is very much a part of this glorious tradition. Dhyanalingam was consecrated by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, a realized Master, Mystic and Yogi, after three years of intense process of prana prathista. Measuring 13 foot and 9 inches, Dhyanalingam is the largest mercury based live Lingam in the world.
It does not require any pooja or Worship, just sitting silently for a few minutes within the sphere of Dhyanalinga is enough to make even those unware of meditation to experience a state of deep meditativeness and feel the Divine energy that overflows from this glorious form.
The free spanning dome that enshrines the Dhyanalingam measures 77′ in diameter and is the largest in the world. The divine instrument radiates seven different qualities on seven different days of the week by which one can derive various benefits. Regular classes are conducted at different locations of Coimbatore and other cities on meditation. These scientifically structured 3 hours per day 13 day program encourages an opening of the heart and consciousness to new dimensions of feeling, thinking and living. For more details contact – 98940 23562.
Isha Yoga Center
Coimbatore – 641 114,
Phone No. : 0422 – 2515345,
Email : email@example.com,
Website : www.ishafoundation.org.