Lord Shiva steel statue ‘Adiyogi’ which is set up by Isha Foundation in Coimbatore has been declared the world’s largest bust by the Guinness Books of World Records. The Lord Shiva steel statue situated at the Isha Yoga Centre in Coimbatore is 112 feet tall. Recall you that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had unveiled the statue on February 24 this year.
The bust refers to the source of Yoga and symbolises the 112 methods of self-transformation that the first Yogi or Adiyogi (originator of yoga) offered. Lord Shiva steel statue ‘Adiyogi’ is 112.4 feet high, 24.99 metres wide and 147 feet long, as verified on March 11, 2017,” the release said
The Isha Yoga Centre Illustrate about the term ‘Adiyogi’. The spokesperson said that “The ‘Adiyogi’ is the source of yoga and to create awareness among the people about Adiyogi science, this 112 feet tall statue had been consecrated by Prime Minister Modi during February this year.”
He also said that “It took thirty months to design and eight months to erect this statue, adding that now this statue had entered into the Guinness Book of World records.”
The face of Adiyogi, set up by the Isha Foundation led by spiritual guru Jaggi Vasudev, attracts thousands of people every day, the Isha Yoga Centre representative said in a press release.
Isha Foundation also added in the press release that they plan to set up three more statues of similar height across the country. This is the second time the foundation had accomplished a Guinness record. On October 17, 2006, the foundation had entered the Guinness Book of World Records for planting 8.52 lakh saplings.