September 28, 2011

Dhyanalinga Temple, Coimbatore

Dhyanalinga temple, which is located at Coimbatore in South India, can be considered as a modern day architecturally marvelous temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Shiva is present in the form of Shiv Linga in this temple. One of the highlights of this temple is that the idol is the largest mercury based Linga in the world. It is measuring 13' 9".

Dhyanalinga temple located at the foothills of the Velliangiri mountain is very calm and peaceful. It is considered as one of the best places to perform meditation.

The elliptical dome that houses the Dhyanalinga idol is 76 feet in diameter and 33 feet in height. It was built without the use of steel, cement or concrete but with brick and mud mortar stabilized with lime, sand, alum and herbal additives. It is probably the only structure of its kind in the entire world. It is claimed that a particular technology is used to construct this dome so that it can last for 5000 years.

As per the temple authorities, Dhyanalinga transforms a person who comes into its sphere on the level of the etheric body. Even if a person who doesn't know anything about meditation comes and sits in this space, he will become meditative by his own nature. That is the quality of the Dhyanalinga.

This temple was consecrated by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. It took around three years to construct the temple.

Dhyanalinga temple is definitely one of the landmarks of Coimbatore. When you visit the city, ensure that you don't miss this architectural marvel.

Happy travelling.

Note: I am yet to visit this temple. The content was provided by my friend, Sonia Sant.

Fast Facts:
Site Name: Dynalinga temple
Site Type: Hindu temple; Meditation centre
Location:  Around 30 kms from Coimbatore city - at the foothills of Velliangiri mountain, Tamil Nadu state, India
Highlights: The modern day architectural marvel; the largest mercury based Shiv Linga idol
Nearest Railway Station: Coimbatore
Nearest Airport: Coimbatore
How to reach: Well connected by road, rail and air
Hotel: Budget as well as star hotels are available
Restaurants: A lot of good restaurants are available in Coimbatore
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