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Aliyar (Tamil: ஆழியாறு) (also spelt Aaliyar / Azhiyar) is a village located near Pollachi Town in Coimbatore district in Tamil Nadu, India. The famous Aliyar Reservoir is located in this village. Temple of Consciousness, Vethathiri Maharishi Yoga and KayaKalpa Research Foundation is situated in Aliyar village near the Aliyar Reservoir entrance at Arutperunjothi Nagar, which was founded by Vethathiri Maharishi in 1984. Indian Postal Code is 642 101.
In 1958 Shri Vethathiri Maharishi founded the World Community Service Centre (WCSC), a non-profit registered society with a view to work towards World Peace through individual peace. As of today, more than 200 trusts and about 2000 meditation centres have been registered and affiliated to WCSC in India. From 1972 to 1993, he travelled abroad annually, lecturing and teaching extensively in Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and USA.
Temple of Consciousness
In 1984, Vethathiri Maharishi Kundalini Yoga and Kaya Kalpa Research Foundation were founded at Aliyar near Pollachi, Tamil Nadu. On behalf of this foundation, a Temple of Consciousness was constructed in Aliyar, where Thathvagnani Vethathiri Maharishi resides and serves the humanity with great vision and vigour even in his advanced age. As a unit of this Trust, a spiritual educational wing is also functioning in the name of "Vethathiri Maharishi Institute of Spiritual and Intuitional Education (VISION)". Further, as a wing of the World Community Service Centre a Trust known as "Brain Trust", a common platform for intellectuals to work for solutions to fundamental problems facing humanity, also functions from this campus.
At the Temple of Consciousness, facilities are provided for large groups to stay and undergo SKY(Simplified Kundalini Yoga) courses of several days in duration. The Temple of Consciousness is the centerpiece of the campus.
In 1998 the Brain Trust was established to bring together intellectuals of various fields to discuss the issues facing mankind and work towards solutions for bringing about peace and harmony to the individual and to the world at large.