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Dhyanalinga Temple, Coimbatore
Set amidst the dense forests at the foothills of the Velliangiri Mountains, is the Dhyanalinga Yogic Temple, the first of its kind to be completed in over 2000 years. Created by a profound mystic and yogi, it embodies the distilled essence of yogic science.
The Sacred land of India has been witness to the lives of countless siddhas, 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 the opportunity to perform sadhana 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.
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Yoga is both a philosophy and a science. The philosophy and the science of yoga are not only intertwined and inseparable but they also reinforce each other. Yoga is usually translated from Sanskrit as "union" or "to merge." Most people tend to think of yoga as just another type of physical exercise, especially in the West it is quite unfortunate that people have come to think of yoga purely as the physical asana's which constitute only a very small part of yogic knowledge. The term "yoga" actually describes the state in which a person experiences oneness with the whole existence. Yogic practices are simply a method by which one prepares the body, mind and spirit to arrive at and exist in such a state. Arising within the Hindu tradition, yoga stands alone as a methodology not affiliated with any religion.
Dhyana, in Sanskrit, essentially means meditation, and Linga means, the form. The first form is a Linga and the final form before dissolution is also a Linga. A Linga or perfect ellipsoid can be energized in various ways, to serve different purposes. It is one form that when energized becomes a perennial storehouse of energy. The yogic science of making a Linga is based on this knowledge. Dhyanalinga is the distilled essence of yogic sciences, it is an outer manifestation of the peak form of inner energies.
In the Dhyanalinga, energy has been pushed to its highest point and locked through an intense process of prana prathistha¹. As Sadhguru describes it, the Linga form allows energy to be brought to the highest intensity at which it can still retain a form. Beyond that, it moves into formlessness.
The physical form of Dhyanalinga - the black granite stone - is just scaffolding for this energy form. Even if this were to be removed now, the energy form that exists there cannot be destroyed. It is eternally present and available to all.
In ancient temples, the structure that houses the Deity is as important as the Deity itself. The parikrama or the walkway of the temple, the garbhagriha or the innermost shrine of the temple, the shape and the size of the idol, the mudra held by the idol and the mantra (sound) used for the consecration of the temple are the fundamental parameters of a temple. These elements are matched and built according to a certain science and based upon the understanding of the energies, thereby creating a powerful energy situation and facilitating inner transformation. The energies of the Dhyanalinga have been consecrated to last for more than 5000 years without any dissipation.
The elliptical dome that houses the Dhyanalinga is 76 feet in diameter and 33 feet high. It was built without the use of any steel, cement, or concrete but with brick and mud mortar stabilized with lime, sand, alum and herbal additives. It's the only structure of its kind.
The simple technology used is this -- all the bricks are trying to fall down at the same time! But, the way the bricks are aligned and balanced, they can never fall. The nature of this design ensures a lifespan of at least 5000 years for the dome.
Events and Celebrations
At Dhyanalinga, events and celebrations are about providing a conducive atmosphere for spiritual growth rather than commemorating the rituals associated with them. The occasions celebrated are chosen for the inner growth potential they offer to the individual.
On certain days and times nature itself offers a more conducive atmosphere for meditation. These days and times are being used to create situations that enable people to become more receptive to the energies of Dhyanalinga.