A saint wearing a turban on his head, covering the body with the cotton cloth, spreading spirituality, riding on a motorcycle.
The man acclaimed as the master of inner engineering, the founder of ISHA foundation Shri jaggy Vasudev often called ‘Sadhguru’ worldwide. He is famous for his work in the field of yoga and the art of effortless living.
He is connecting people, not by any religion but science.
Born on 3 September 1957 in Mysuru, Karnataka to Susheela and Dr. Vasudev, Jagdish was the youngest of four siblings. He graduated in English Literature from the University of Mysuru. Later on at the age of 25, sitting on a Chamundi hill, he claimed to have had a spiritual experience. After this, he left his business and decided to travel and share his inner peace. In this series of teaching yoga and spirituality in Karnataka and Hyderabad, the foundation of Isha Foundation, a non-religious, non-profit organization was founded in 1993 near Coimbatore.
In Isha Yoga Center he consecrated Dhyanlinga (a yogic temple and space for meditation) which is open to the public. Isha Foundation is working on many initiatives like to improve the overall health of the rural poor called ‘Action for Rural Rejuvenation’, Isha Vidhya an initiative to enhance the level of literacy in rural India. Project Greenhands to increase the green cover in Tamil Nadu, Rally for rivers is a campaign launched under the supervision of ‘Sadhguru’ in 2017 to tackle the scarcity of water across rivers in India and spread awareness about protecting the river.
‘Sadhguru’ designed the 112-foot statue of Adiyogi depicting the first yogi, situated in Coimbatore. The Adiyogi Shiva statue has been recognized as the “Largest bust Sculpture” by Guinness World Records. Following his contribution, ‘Sadhguru’ Jaggi Vasudev was conferred the Padma Vibhushana (A highest civilian award) by the government of India in 2017 in recognition of his contribution towards spirituality.