The bust of Adiyogi Shiva is located in the Tamil Nadu state of India. The steel statue represents Shiva, one of the main deities of Hinduism. The name ”Adiyogi”, meaning ”the first yogi”, comes from the belief that Lord Shiva is the originator of yoga. The bust was constructed with the idea to inspire people to do yoga. Despite its connotations to Hinduism religion, it is not considered a religious spot but an iconic inspiration. Adiyogi Shiva was inaugurated in 2017.
Guinness World Records recognizes the bust as the ”Largest Bust Sculpture” in the world.
The bust of Adiyogi Shiva is 34 meters tall. In the imperial measurement system, it is equal to 112 feet which represent 112 possibilities presented by Shiva to attain moksha (enlightenment) and the 112 chakras in the human body. The statue is 45 meters long and 25 meters wide.