Settled amid the lush green forest side of Velliangiri Mountains, Adiyogi Shiva is the world’s biggest bust statue, carved out of 500 tonnes of steel. The statue is a part of the popular Isha Yoga Centre and stands at a height of 112 feet. The purpose behind this standing statue is to promote the culture of yoga and meditation. Since Lord Shiva is the Adiyogi or the first teacher of yoga, He is the symbol of promoting this beautiful ancient art.
The figure is shiny black in colour and exhibits moksha theme in yogic culture. However, anyone and everyone is invited to the centre to practice the art and better themselves. The base of the statue also leads up to the shrine and meditation centre. The place is always full of tourists and practitioners all through the year. No wonder this Statue is the one of the top tourist attractions in Coimbatore.
Location: Mahashivaratri Grounds, Ishana Vihar, Velliangiri Foothills, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641114
Price: No entry fee
Timing: Open all days, 6 AM to 8 PM
Best time to visit: Can be visited all year but April to October is quite a good time to learn yoga and meditation.