The Isha Foundation and spiritual leader Jaggi Vasudev received the full support of Karnataka’s ruling BJP on Sunday, January 15, in their efforts to make their centre in the Chikkaballapur area a popular travel destination for devotees from around the world. After dedicating the 112-foot-tall Adiyogi monument in Avalagurki in Chikkaballapur, around 70 kilometres from Bengaluru, the chief minister Basavaraj Bommai declared that the area will experience all-around growth.
“Activities that promote our culture will be supported by our government. Conflict exists in the nation. Adiyogi is essential to keep everything in balance. The state will receive the blessings of the Sadguru. Karnataka as a whole will develop. There is a power at work here, “CM Bommai Said.
In his speech, Sadhguru emphasised the importance of sanctified areas for individuals looking to rise above the ordinary. Instead of catering to people who only look up to something, he stated, “creating powerful spaces for transformation and transcendence is to cater to those who wish to rise… (but for) those who intend to rise above the commonplace and touch the magical part of life and its source.”
Jaggi Vasudev announced that Chikkaballapur would become a popular tourist attraction. People from all over the world will travel here in search of ecstasy and enthusiasm as well as to learn about powerful ways to live, he predicted. He recalled his mother visiting the hill where she received her initiation when she was 11 years old when speaking about his youth in Chikkaballapur. He claimed that although she practised yoga, she kept it a secret. I was attracted here.
At the occasion, Health Minister Sudhakar released Sadhguru’s book Adiyogi – the Source of Yoga in Kannada.
#WATCH | Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai yesterday unveiled a 112-ft bust of ‘Adiyogi Shiva’ in Chikkaballapur in the presence of Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev and Health Minister K Sudhakar. pic.twitter.com/oz8fd36SZE
— ANI (@ANI) January 15, 2023
At the event, which was also marked by various cultural programmes and performances by Isha Sanskriti and Sounds of Isha, celebrities including actors Anu Prabhakar, Raghu Mukherjee, and Ashika Rangnath, film director Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar, Big Boss Kannada season six winner Shashi Kumar, Indian cricketer Veda Krishnamurty, and former player Venkatesh Prasad attended.
A 14-minute light and sound spectacle that was projected onto the statue of Adiyogi was presented after it was unveiled. Beginning January 15, the ‘Adiyogi Divya Darshanam’ performance will be shown every evening, according to a statement from the Isha Foundation.
What is the Entry fee to visit the Temple?
The organization and makers have decided that there will be no fee to watch God’s face, it is completely free for all devotees (Covid-19 norms will be allowed.)
What is the Timing of the Temple?
Adiyogi Shiva statuee and Yogeswara Linga Mandir are open on all days of the week from 6 AM to 8 PM.
How far the temple is from all around Bengaluru?
Sadguru Sannidhi is located near Nandi Hills in Chikkaballapur district of Bangalore, 65 km north of Bangalore. The center is 45 km (60-minute drive) from Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore and 63 km (80-minute drive) from Cantonment Railway Station, Bangalore. Regular bus and taxi services are available from Bangalore city to Chikkaballapur city.
What are the Guidelines?
- Visitors should bring masks and hand sanitizer
- Entry to the premises is allowed only through the Malai Vassal Gate on Pundi Road near Muttathuvayal.
- Two-wheeler and car parking are available on the premises. Public transport is also readily available.
Guidelines to be followed on premises:
- Maintain a 6-foot distance from others.
- Wearing a face mask covering your nose and mouth at all times is mandatory
Spitting is prohibited.
- Disinfect your hands by washing them frequently with soap and water or using hand sanitizer.
Medical screening including temperature check will be done for all visitors. Premises will be sanitized every 3 hours