Adiyogi :Shiva the First Guru

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1st May 2019
Photo of Adiyogi :Shiva the First Guru by riya ramnani
Day 1

I read Adiyogi book by Sadhguru and was extremely mesmerized & so I  really wanted to visit this place.I remember  looking at the pictures of Adiyogi on Google .  I was flabbergasted by the beauty of that statue.
Since I'm working in Chennai,it was easy for me to visit this place . It's 10 hours  journey to reach there.
I personally opted for a  train journey as I wanted to cherish each & everthing about this trip right from exploring new places to meeting new people.  There are other options available  when it comes to commute , with flights you can reach that  place in max  2hours.
It was a weekend escape & also my birthday trip so my friends and I decided to visit this place.

The Coimbatore Express   left the Chennai station around 10:20 pm  .We had our reservations done for about a month ago and still got on RTC,  so you need to book tickets  for at least 2 months in prior as people are continuously traveling to that place so train is always full.

We reached Coimbatore by 7am next morning. After that we had breakfast at a place nearby to the station. The best part was -
Yummy masala dosa at an affordable price .

We had our research done before leaving for this trip regarding the stay & the affordable transport facilities to reach Adiyog.The cabs and autos tend to charge extreme rates. Ola & Uber are yet another comfortable means of commute.
Since we wanted to save up on travel so we opted for traveling by public bus . The bus stand was near to the station,  which had buses in every 30 mins of halt.
We sat in 11-D and it took around 25-30 mins for us to reach  ISHA YOGA CENTER.

We already had our bookings done for  cottages there .  The cottage facilities offered by ISHA YOGA CENTRE fitted our budget quite well. You have other options to stay in Coimbatore as well.

So in all , we were 7 people,4 girls and 3 guys.
For guys,they gave a family room and 2 rooms for 4 girls.They had different names for the
rooms . For booking purpose you can mail them the dates of your visit & stay at the cottages, following which they will send you a form with all the necessary details, from the type of cottages you would prefer to stay in , to the facilities offered by the Centre. They were extremely professional with their work & didn't take much time in reverting about the confirmation of our bookings.
A thing that surprised me a little was,
they called up our parents & made certain enquiries like them granting us permission for this  etc.

The centre had separate routes to visit the girls and the boys room.
The girls room was called "Aalayam"

We checked in to our cottages , relaxed for some time,changed into better clothes and then left for brunch.
Oh my,they served such healthy and fully portions of food.The food was extremely healthy & filled with nutrients. It was soo good to see how everyone harmoniously coordinated with each other, like the way  foreigners indulged in helping to serve the food and then cleaning up the place . The sight was all calm and soothing.The vibe was so blissful .
There is this rule of not using phone while having food so I couldn't take pictures of the food they served and how the place looked like .

After having food we wanted to explore the place, it was warm there but we managed it somehow.

THR ISHA YOGA CENTER is built on a huge area and there are many things that you can explore and visit.
Firstly we went to Dhayanlinga .
It's basically Shiva linga where Shiva meditated and when you enter that place you can  feel the presence of energy over there. You're strictly asked to remain silent. Cell phones are not allowed inside the place .
The Seva people were holding flash cards which said that as the bell rings you have to go inside and after 15 mins with another bell ring you can come outside and if you want  to stay  you can be there .

As per they say "keep your glance on the Dhayanlinga and you'll start meditating yourself" I was completely unaware of how those 15 mins ended so soon. When i opened my eyes  I felt extremely relaxed, peaceful & rejuvenated.The energy you feel over there is so strong, divine & positive.
After that we  visited the DEVI TEMPLE . We walked and roamed around that place for a while.
The place has 2 kunds where you take dip in the spring water.Separate kunds for men and women.
Women's Kund was named as Chandra Kund and Men's was Surya Kund.
It was a small pool which had Shivalinga formed of mercury. You have to change into a gown , if you intend on taking a dip into the pool.So we planned on doing this the next day to enjoy the early morning vibes.

After that we went back to our rooms ,relaxed  and then left to see the magestic beautiful statue.

It was 10 mins walk from centre . The statue is quite huge (112feet) that it's visible from the centre . Moving closer to the statue , i was in awe of the statue's  brilliant architecture & beauty. The fact that i was able to enjoy the moment on my bday was making it even more majestic.
I sat there for sometime. A temple was situated just in front of the statue .We went there and had some water offering to the shivalinga.

We sat there for almost 1-2hours,got pictures clicked and then left .After that we went again for Dhayanlinga, meditated for atleast 30 mins and by that time we were hungry,so we left for dinner which was  served to us at the ISHA CENTRE.  And that was an end to the beautiful first day.

On the way to Isha yoga centre

Photo of Adiyogi :Shiva the First Guru by riya ramnani

View while on the way

Photo of Adiyogi :Shiva the First Guru by riya ramnani
Photo of Adiyogi :Shiva the First Guru by riya ramnani

Isha yoga centre

Photo of Adiyogi :Shiva the First Guru by riya ramnani

Inside Isha yoga centre

Photo of Adiyogi :Shiva the First Guru by riya ramnani

Outside our cottages. Left side is our cottage

Photo of Adiyogi :Shiva the First Guru by riya ramnani

Coimbatore station

Photo of Adiyogi :Shiva the First Guru by riya ramnani

Chennai central

Photo of Adiyogi :Shiva the First Guru by riya ramnani

Outside Devi mandir

Photo of Adiyogi :Shiva the First Guru by riya ramnani
Photo of Adiyogi :Shiva the First Guru by riya ramnani

View from the Aalayam cottage

Photo of Adiyogi :Shiva the First Guru by riya ramnani

View of Adiyogi statue

Photo of Adiyogi :Shiva the First Guru by riya ramnani

Mandir right in front of the statue

Photo of Adiyogi :Shiva the First Guru by riya ramnani

Evening captured

Photo of Adiyogi :Shiva the First Guru by riya ramnani

Outside Surya kund

Photo of Adiyogi :Shiva the First Guru by riya ramnani
Day 2

'The sunrise & sunset at Adiyogi is something not to be missed when visiting that place.'
So the next morning I woke up by 5am, as I didn't want to miss out on the sunrise. 
My friends &  I went there , sat  for an hour ,clicked so many beautiful pictures and then went for breakfast . As  I was extremely hungry I had masala dosa at one of the shops, near to the centre

Next I went to Chandra Kund, took a  dip in spring water.It was extremely cold and camphor was spread everywhere .I took 3 parikramas of the shivalinga  and then got back to my cottage. We changed and then left for brunch.
Later,  we did some shopping and I bought the minature of Adiyogi of 250 bucks as a souvenir. I also bought pure coconut oil which I guess I'm still using. The aroma of the oil is really good & it's quite beneficial for a healthy hair growth.
Next, we took bus from the centre to Coimbatore, our train was at 11:20pm from Coimbatore station to Chennai.  I was wondering what to do with the spare time and was casually browsing the places to visit in Coimbatore . We finally agreed to visit Gedee Car Museum.
I have always had a thing for museums & historic places. The museum had collection of  all the vintage cars over there. LIMOUSINE was something that fascinated me the most .
After that we were hungry enough,so we left to have some snacks and then visited the mall there.

It was almost time to leave for the station. Luckily, this time our seats got confirmed.
We all were super tired from this 2 days trip of ours. As the end of our journey was approaching  , by midnight few people boarded the  train at some station and guess what they were music artists. They started playing guitar and we also jammed along with them . It was a melodious & lovely ending to our night .
We reached Chennai around 7 am & our flat by 8:45 am . We took  rest and then everyone returned back to their daily office schedule.
The memories that I made throughout this trip is something that Iwill always cherish in my heart.

So yeah ,
A Perfect weekend and perfect Birthday trip.

Morning view

Photo of Adiyogi :Shiva the First Guru by riya ramnani

Backside of statue

Photo of Adiyogi :Shiva the First Guru by riya ramnani

Artificial pond.

Photo of Adiyogi :Shiva the First Guru by riya ramnani

Temple in front of the statue

Photo of Adiyogi :Shiva the First Guru by riya ramnani

Car museum.

Photo of Adiyogi :Shiva the First Guru by riya ramnani
Photo of Adiyogi :Shiva the First Guru by riya ramnani
Photo of Adiyogi :Shiva the First Guru by riya ramnani
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After reading the pin point description of this place my innerself is tempting me to go there ASAP. Kudos to the writer for this.
Sun 05 05 19, 21:55 · Reply (1) · Report
Thank you
Mon 05 06 19, 00:42 · Report
After reading the pin point description I am tempted to visit this place ASAP. Kudos to the writer. This place is now on my bucket list.
Sun 05 05 19, 21:54 · Reply (1) · Report
thanks
Mon 05 06 19, 01:22 · Report