A 112 feet Adi Yogi Face – Shiva Statue will be consecrated at the Isha Center in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, on Shivratri day – February 24, 2017. Adiyogi is the first Guru who imparted the knowledge of Yoga for the welfare of all living beings.
Sadhguru refers to Adi Yogi as the source of all knowledge.
Naturally, the question arises why we are creating such a large face of Adiyogi, and if it is just for aesthetics. If you look at the image of Adiyogi, definitely there is a geometric aesthetic to it. There is no aesthetic appeal without geometric perfection – in anything, for that matter. The face of Adiyogi is not just for aesthetics – it has a geometric significance.
The formless energy that we refer to as Shiva can manifest itself in many ways. This reflects in the many different forms in which Shiva is represented, such as Nataraja, a dancer; Vaideeshwara, a doctor; Dakshinamurti, a teacher; or Bhairava, a remover of fear. These are all manifestations of the same energy. In this culture, consecrations are done to serve specific requirements. Adiyogi is here to liberate you from disease, discomfort, and poverty – above all, from the very process of life and death. We will consecrate Adiyogi as Yogeshwar, a perfect yogi. Yogeshwar is essentially about liberation.