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Bengaluru: A division bench of the Karnataka High Court on Friday clarified that Isha can proceed with its scheduled function of Adiyogi unveiling in Chikkaballapura on January 15 as planned.

After hearing arguments of both petitioners and the defence, the bench headed by Chief Justice Prasanna Varale clarified that the function and the activities related to the same could be carried out the way it was planned.

Karnataka High Court on Wednesday had directed Isha Yoga Centre to maintain status quo on the construction activity being carried out by it near Nandi Hills in Karnataka.

The petitioners alleged that the authorities have allowed the Isha Yoga Centre to destruct and deface entire ecosystem, environment and natural rain water streams, water bodies, water feeder streams in foot hill of Nandi Hills and Narasimha Devaru Range in NDB in utter violation of environmental laws, which has direct impact on the living, livelihood, cattle, sheep, forest animals, in the region.

The petitioners alleged that the authorities are keeping quiet and it indicates the command and influence of Isha Yoga Centre in this regard.

They also alleged that Deputy Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner, Tehsildar, Chikkaballa-pura Urban Development Authority have passed illegal orders contrary to the statues to favour Isha Yoga Centre.

Jagdeep Dhankar, Vice President of India, is scheduled to unveil Adiyogi, a replica of the first installation of Adiyogi at Coimbatore, as per schedule.

Karnataka Governor Thaawar Chand Gehlot and Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will be in attendance.

Six years ago, Adiyogi was unveiled at the Isha Yoga Center in Coimbatore. Since then, the 112-foot Adiyogi has mesmerized millions of visitors from around the world.

Sadhguru Sannidhi will house the Isha Home School; Isha Samskriti, a school for traditional Indian art forms; and Isha Leadership Academy. The powerfully consecrated space will also be home to Linga Bhairavi Devi temple and two Theerthakund (energized water bodies).

In October 2022, Sadhguru performed the Naga Pratishtha or the consecration of the Sacred Naga at Sadhguru Sannidhi. More than 15,000 participated in the public consecration ceremony.

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