Category: Journalism Photography
Posted: April 10, 2019

Journalism Photography

Meditating Shiva.

by seshadri_sreenivasan

Point of View Contest Entry 
According to Hindu yogic philosophy, Shiva is not only a Hindu god, but the first yogi and the first guru. Aadi means First! The meditating Shiva,called the 'Aadiyogi' statue is a 34.3-metre-tall (112.4 ft) excluding plinth, 45-metre-long (147 ft) and 7.62-metre-wide (24.99 ft) statue of the Hindu deity Shiva with white at Coimbatore in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, which has been recognized by the Guinness World Records as the "Largest Bust Sculpture' in the world.Designed by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, founder of the Isha Foundation.

It was built by the foundation and weighs around 500 tonnes (490 long tons; 550 short tons). Sadhguru said that the statue is for inspiring and promoting yoga, and is named Adiyogi, which means "the first yogi", because Shiva is known as the originator of yoga.

Isha Foundation is a non-profit, spiritual organization founded in 1992 by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev.[1] It is based at the Isha Yoga Center near Coimbatore, India. The foundation offers yoga programs under the name of Isha Yoga. It has over 9 million volunteers.

I visited this wonderful place last year and spent a day in the place . The Foundation spread over 150 acrs affords wonderful opportunity for visitors to relax and meditate in peace. It is open to all religions and races.
Camera: Android OnePlus3T, image slightly cropped and resized to FAR requirements.
Post Type: Photography
Mixed Media: None Journalism Photography

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