Jaggi Vasudev, commonly referred to as Sadhguru, is an Indian yogi and author. In 1992 Vasudev founded the Isha Foundation, which was involved in various activities in the areas of spirituality, education and the environment. The organization was mixed
|Full Name||Jaggi Vasudev|
|Profession||Indian Yogi and Mystic|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 172 cm
in meters– 1.73 m
in feet inches– 5’ 8”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 70 kg
in pounds– 154 lbs
|Date of Birth||3 September 1957|
|Age (as in 2017)||60 Years|
|Birth Place||Mysore, Karnataka, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Virgo|
|School||Demonstration School, Mysore (1973)|
|College/University||University of Mysore|
|Educational Qualification||A Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature|
|Debut||Film: ONE: The Movie (Directed by Scott Carter, Ward M. Powers, and Diane Powers)|
|Family||Father– Dr. Vasudev (Ophthalmologist)
Mother– Susheela Vasudev
|Address||Isha Foundation 15, Govindasamy Naidu Layout, Singanallur, Coimbatore – 641 005, India|
|Hobbies||Playing Games Like Golf, Hopscotch, Cricket, Volleyball, Billiards, Frisbee, and Trekking|
|Controversies||• In October 1997, after the death of his wife, a complaint was filed against him in Bangalore Police Station, accusing him of dowry harassment to his wife. Tamil media also tried to red flag Sadhguru for this reason.
• A petition was filed at district collectorate in Tamil Nadu to get help for saving two adult women abducted and imprisoned in Isha Yoga centre, Coimbatore.
• Environmentalists and many political leaders claimed that the Isha Yoga Center is situated on the forest land and encroaching the elephant corridor at Velliangiri Hills in the Western Ghats, lead to environmental damage and death of the elephants.
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Affairs||Vijaykumari (Sadhguru first met in Mysore, the meeting further led to the exchange of love letters and then to marriage in 1984)|
|Wife||Vijaykumari (a banker, died 23 January 1997)|
|Marriage Date||1984 (on Mahashivratri)|
|Children||Son– Not Known
Daughter– Radhe Jaggi (Born in 1990 and Married to Sandeep Narayan, a Carnatic Classical Singer)
|Bike Collection||Royal Enfield|
|$2.5 Million (250 Crore Rupees)|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Jaggi Vasudev (Sadhguru)
- He is the founder of the Isha Foundation, which offers yoga programs around the world.
- He was actively involved in social contacts, environmental initiatives and educational programs.
- On April 13, 2017, the Indian government awarded him the Padma Vibhushan Award for his contribution to spirituality.
- As a child, he was attracted to nature and liked to spend time in a forest near his house. During this time he also developed a love for reptiles like snakes.
- At the age of twelve he met Malladihalli Sri Raghavendra Swamiji and learned the simple yoga asanas. According to him, he practiced these asanas regularly without a single day off.
- During his studies he was interested in travel and motorcycles. He also drove to Chamundi Hill near Mysore with his friends to take night trips.
- He liked to travel alone with his motorcycle to different places in India.
- After completing his studies, he tried out various companies such as poultry farm, brick manufacture and construction. In the mid-twenties he was a successful businessman.
- He claims to have had a spiritual experience on September 23, 1982, while sitting on a rock at Chamundi Hill.
- In order to learn more about his mystical experience, he traveled to different places and decided after a deep meditation of one year to share this inner experience with others.
- He ran his first yoga class in Mysore in 1983 and then continued in Karnataka and Hyderabad. Gradually, his yoga classes became so popular that over 15,000 participants attended them.
- He decided not to accept anything for his yoga classes and was totally dependent on the products of his poultry farm to survive.
- At the end of his class, he donated collections of his yoga students to a local charity.
- In 1993 he founded the Yoga Center Isha (“the formless divine”), which works with the international bodies of the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
- His yoga program is called “Inner Engineering” and teaches people in meditation, Isha Kriya, Chit Shakti, Shambhavi Mahamudra and Pranayam.
- In addition to regular yoga classes at the Isha Yoga Center, he started a course for the Indian hockey team in 1996.
- In 1997, he began teaching yoga classes in the United States, and after a year, he decided to do it for prisoners in Tamil Nadu.
- On June 23, 1999, he built a yoga temple “The Dhyanalinga”, a place of meditation, 30 km from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
- He participated in the World Economic Forum in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 and spoke at the United Nations Millennium World Peace Summit in 2000.
- To improve the health and quality of life of poor people in underdeveloped areas, he launched the “Rural Rejuvenation Action” (ARR) program in 2003, which has benefited more than 7 million people in 4,200 villages so far.