The Dhyanalinga is a Yogic temple located 30 km from Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India. The temple was consecrated by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, a yogi and mystic. The temple is consecrated using prana prathista and is dedicated for meditation. Dhyana in the Sanskrit language, means meditation and linga means form.
The Dhyanalinga Yogic Temple offers a meditative space that does not ascribe to any particular faith or belief system. The unique sunken reception engages the viewer with 17 foot white granite monolith, The Sarva Dharma Sthamba. The back of the sthamba is inscribed with the schematic of the seven chakras in human body. This chakra represents different levels of the consciousness. Symbol of the major religions of the world are inscribed on three sides of this sthamba. The Sarva Dharma Sthamba welcomes all religions as expressions of one common source.
After crossing Sthamba one can enters the temple. On left side we can see statue of Patanjali, is the Father of Yogic Science.This statue depicts Patanjali as half man and half snake. On the right is the Vanashree shrine, the feminine deity of the Dhyanalinga temple.
Architecture of Dhyanalinga
The elliptical dome that covers the Dhyananlinga. This dome is 76 Feet diameter and 33 feet height. The dome was constructed using only bricks and stabilized mud mortar with lime, alum and herbal additives without steel,cement or concrete. The nature of this design ensures the dome a lifespan of at least 5000 years. Over 13 Feet tall, Dhyanalinga the largest mercury linga in the world. This Dhyanalinga is rises out of the seven-coiled receptacle. The Avudaiyar and Linga are energized with the qualities of the seven chakras. Around the Linga is the Jalaseema, a pool of water. An akash ganga above the linga keeps it wet always.
Sitting inside the Dhyanalinga
The Dhyanalinga temple is held in total silence. The nature of the Dhyanalinga is such one must sit for a minimum of 15 minutes to absorb the energies of this space. Once inside, one must sit in cross legged posture with palms facing upwards. A simple way for one to be in the space is to gaze at the linga for few minutes and close the eyes. This temple is open to all from 6am to 8pm every day.
Events and Festivals in Dhyanalinga Temple
1.Nadha Aradhana a Offering of Sound
There is no poojas are rituals are done in dhyanalinga temple. Nadha Aradhana is only offer done twice a day. It is the offering of sound which is done at 11.50 an to 12.10pm and 5.50pm to 61.pm everyday.
Aum Chanting meditation
A powerful Aum chanting meditation initiation is done inside the dhayanalinga complex everyday at 12.30pm to 1.15pm. A well trained sanyasi will initiate this chanting in omkar hall to all visitors of the yogic temple. By doing this chant one can feel tremendous health improvement in his body.
No Moon and Full Moon days
On Amavasya or no moon day and Pournami or Full Moon day, Milk is offered from 6.30 am to 12.30 pm and water from 12.30 pm to 8.00 pm. The temple is opened for men till 01.00 am on Amavasya days, as Amavasya vibrations are favorable for them. Consequently, Pournami vibrations are beneficial for women and the temple remains open up to 1:00 a.m. for them
Dhyanalinga Temple Timings
Dhyanalinga Yogic Temple remains open from 6 am to 8 pm on all days. It is advisable to bring an additional set of cloths if you wish to take a dip in the divine theerthakund (holy tank).