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Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev

Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev
SADGURU
  • Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev , often referred to as simply Sadhguru, is an Indian yogi, mystic, and author.
  • He founded the Isha Foundation, a non-profit organization which offers Yoga programs around the world and is involved in social outreach,education outreach,education and environmental environmental initiatives initiatives.
  • His books have appeared in The New York Times Best Seller list in multiple categories like “Health”,”Religion, Spirituality and Faith”, and “Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous”.
  • Sadhguru was conferred the Padma Vibhushan civilian award by the Government of India in 2017 in recognition of his contribution to the field of spiritualism.
EARLY LIFE
  • Born in Mysore, Karnataka, India on 3rd September 1957 in a Telugu speaking family, Jaggi Vasudev was the youngest of four children – two boys and two girls.
  • His father was an ophthalmologist with the Indian Railways Railways and as a result, result, the family moved frequently. At the age of 10, he came in contact with Malladihalli Sri Raghavendra Swamiji who taught him a set of simple yoga asanas.
  • After his schooling at Demonstration School and Mahajana Pre-University College, Mysore in 1973, he graduated from the University of Mysore with a bachelor’s degree in English literature.
 SAMADHI
  • At the age of 25 on 23 September 1982, he rode up Chamundi Hill and sat on a rock, where he had a spiritual experience.
  • Six weeks after this experience, he left his business to his friend and travelled extensively in an effort to gain insight insight into his mystical mystical experience experience. After about a year of meditation and travel, he decided to teach yoga to share his inner experience.
  • In 1983, he conducted his first yoga class with seven participants in Mysore. Over time, he began conducting yoga classes across Karnataka and Hyderabad traveling from class to class on his motorcycle.
ISHA FOUNDATION
  • Jaggi Vasudev established the Isha Foundation, a non religious, non-profit organisation entirely run by volunteers.
  • Isha Yoga Center near Coimbatore was founded in 1993, and hosts a series of programs to heighten selfawareness through Yoga.
  • From 2011, he began conducting programs with largescale participation of up to 10,000 and 15,000 participants at once. These large-scale programs have been attended by over 600 million people in total(till 2018).
ISHA FOUNDATION
  • He also regularly conducts Mahasathsangs in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Here he gives talks, teaches meditation, and holds question and answer sessions with the audience.
  • These Mahasathsangs are also used as platforms to encourage tree-planting activities as well.He also takes spiritual aspirants on annual yatras to Mount Kailash and the Himalayas.
  • Jaggi Vasudev organises all-night Mahashivarathri celebrations every year at the Isha Yoga Center.
ISHA FOUNDATION
  • It’s estimated that these celebrations were attended by as many as 800,000 people in 2013.
  • In March 2005, construction of the Isha Institute of Inner-sciences sciences (III) in McMinnville, McMinnville, Tennessee, Tennessee, USA was begun and was completed 6 months later.
  • In 1994, Jaggi Vasudev conducted the first program in the premises of the newly established Isha Yoga Center, described the Dhyanalinga.
ISHA FOUNDATION
  • Jaggi Vasudev designed the 112-foot statue of Adiyogi, which is located at the Isha Yoga Center.
  • It was inaugurated on Mahashivaratri, 24 February 2017, by the Prime Minister Minister of India, Narendra Narendra Modi.
  • The Adiyogi Shiva Statue has been recognized as the “Largest Bust Sculpture” by Guinness World Records.
CONTROVERSIES
  • GREENERY DESTROYED
  • ILLEGAL CONSTRUCTION
  • POLITICAL CONTACTS
  • LIFESTYLE
  • WIFE”S MURDER
  • TAX VIOLATIONS