Oct 30 2016 - Coimbatore-Dhyanalinga-Athirapally
1. Dhyanalinga(Isha yoga and meditation ashram) is a sacred place established by famous saint Shri Sadhguru which has two temples inside - one for goddess Parvathi devi and one for lord Shiva.
It also has sacred holy dip pools one each for men and women. We are supposed to have holy dips silently and no swimming/bathing allowed. It gave us very refreshing feeling after the holy dips in pool.
Also , accommodation is available in the ashram which can be booked in advance.
The meditation hall inside Dhyanalinga is the place every visitor should do meditation (means being without thoughts)before Shiva linga for atleast 15 minutes. This is the actual purpose for every Hindu visiting a temple and not just praying god chanting mantras and doing rituals.
Not to miss , the canteen inside serves tasty,healthy food at nominal rate.
2. We went to Siruvani water falls and found heavy rush of people in long queue as it is Diwali week-end. With no option , skipped it and continued our journey to Athirapally.
3. Due to road construction on the way , we managed to reach Athirapally at 06:00 pm. As winter started and being cloudy , it was dark by 04:45 pm in Kerala ghat roads.
Checked into hotel and skipped our plan to go to Kochi.