History and Facts behind Adi yogi

Recently, we saw and read a lot about the statue of Adi yogi which was unveiled by honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of Maha Shivratri at Coimbatore in Tamilnadu. It is built by the Isha Foundation, which is founded by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. It is more than just a statue and therefore we bring the “History and Facts behind Adi yogi” in front of you.


In the yogic culture, Shiva is not known as God, but as Adi yogi or the first yogi the originator of yoga. He was the one who first put this seed into the human mind that one can evolve if one is willing to strive.

History and Facts behind Adi yogi

According to the yogic lore, over 15,000 years ago, Adi Yogi attained to his full enlightenment and abandoned himself in an intense ecstatic dance upon the Himalayas.

When his ecstasy allowed him some movement, he danced wildly. When it became beyond movement, he became utterly still.

Watch the video below to know everything about Adi Yogi:



  • The Face of Lord Shiva statue is made of steel.
    History and Facts behind Adi yogi

      The face is made up of small pieces of metal and put it together. This is the unique way of making idol that hasn’t been used elsewhere.

  • It took 2.5 years to design and 8 months to build the statue.

    History and Facts behind Adi yogi

  • It weighs around 500 tonnes.
    History and Facts behind Adi yogi

  • The statue is 112 feet tall reason being Adi yogi opened up 112 possibilities for human beings to reach their ultimate potential.
    History and Facts behind Adi yogi

There are 112 chakras in the human system with which you can work, to explore 112 dimensions of life as said.

  • 3 more Adi yogi Shiv idol will be built in  Delhi, Varanasi and Mumbai.

    History and Facts behind Adi yogi

  • The face of Adi yogi will be the largest face of its kind on the planet.
    History and Facts behind Adi yogi

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