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2 Days to Go - Cauvery Diaries: Of Motorcycles and a Mystic

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01 September, 2019
8:12 PM

When a Mystic takes to his motorcycle, no river can remain dry! Sadhguru will ride across the Cauvery Basin from 3-16 Sep to inspire everyone to act now to save Cauvery. Stay tuned for the latest updates at this Live Blog.

2 Days to Go - Cauvery Diaries: Of Motorcycles and a Mystic

With just two days to go before Sadhguru rides from Talacauvery to Thiruvarur from 3-16 September, we bring you up to date with all the Cauvery Calling buzz that has happened over the last two months for this massive campaign. Let’s gear up for a dizzying two-week ride! 

Sep 1 - 2 Days To Go || Sep 2 - 1 Day To Go || Sep 3 - Day 1 || Sep 4 - Day 2 || Sep 5 - Day 3 || Sep 6 - Day 4 || Sep 7 - Day 5 || Sep 8 -Day 6 || Sep 9 - Day 7 || Sep 10 - Day 8 || Sep 11 - Day 9 || Sep 12 - Day 10 || Sep 13 - Day 11 || Sep 14 - Day 12 || Sep 15 - Day 13 || Sep 16 - Day 14 || Sep 17 - Day 15

9:30pm - Joyfully Lost in Search of Cauvery

Bus 1 left the Isha Yoga Center with the plan of reaching Bhagamandala in the evening. Alas, it was not to be.

“We started the Cauvery Calling journey at 6:30 in the morning in search of Cauvery. Right now it is 9:30 in the night and we are still searching for Cauvery. We can’t find anything. Our driver got lost. But the excitement is still there. Since we are all lost, we will skip Cauvery tonight and stay in a hotel. And tomorrow morning when the rain stops and the driver is well-rested, he will find Cauvery for us!” - Hanine


Watch Sadhguru on Dance Karnataka Dance, on Zee Kannada at 9pm today!

Keep your eyes peeled for a vibrant Isha Samskriti performance and Sadhguru's interaction with actress Sumalatha Ambareesh. A separate one hour show will be telecast at 10am tomorrow (Mon Sep 2) with the full conversation between Sadhguru and Sumalatha and their appeal for Cauvery Calling.

5:30pm - 60 Mysoreans - 30 of them students - stood up for Cauvery in a Standathon.

Whether it was Ramaswamy circle, Metropole circle, Big Bazaar, RTO circle, Fire brigade or Kukkarahalli Lake, they made sure passersby don’t forget that Cauvery is calling.




4:30pm The Army Officers posed heartfelt questions to Sadhguru, who greeted them with utmost gratitude for their dedication and sacrifice for the nation. Immediately afterwards, Sadhguru shot off to Gnana Shala (Isha Home School) for an interview on Cauvery Calling.




Sanketh’s journal: unfolding the experiences from the Farmer Outreach campaign.

When experiences strike a chord, no amount of words are good enough! Something similar happened to our volunteer Sanketh D Hegde. His enthusiasm is visible in the way he has knitted his whole experience together. Relive the moments with him in his unique Twitter thread.

Suyash’s heart beat for mother Cauvery, even at the heights of Mt. Kailash. He and his wife decided to skip on paying for a porter and carried their 2 backpacks on their own. They donated the saved amount towards Cauvery Calling.

“The call of Mahadeva was strong enough, but I started the trek with an added determination of also doing it for Cauvery Ma. It turned out to be the most beautiful trek of my life...” he shares.

Inspired by their devotion, 4 people from his Kailash yatra group donated for 100 trees each. And when other Kailash groups heard about it, the domino effect continued!

Donate Now.

People have been donating Rs. 42 per tree for Cauvery Calling. Others have started their own online fundraising campaign, getting their friends and family to contribute. To make it more interesting, Indian states (and even countries around the world) are in a friendly competition to plant the most number of trees! Every fundraiser’s tally will count towards their state or nation’s total. This is where we stand till date:

  • 29 lakh trees donated by
  • 1 lakh supporters
  • 8,000 fundraisers and
  • 13 celebrity partners

Join Your State Team to FREE INDIA of Water Crisis

2:00pm Before Sadhguru sets off on Cauvery Calling to inspire all to protect our rivers, he sets aside time for the protectors of the nation. A group of 55, comprising officers from the Indian Armed Forces and their spouses, are eagerly awaiting a session with Sadhguru, that is about to begin shortly at the Isha Yoga Center. There is a crackling air of anticipation. This group of senior officers includes a Lieutenant General, Major Generals, Brigadiers and Colonels from various formations, institutions and headquarters of the Indian Army. They were initiated into the powerful Shambhavi Mahamudra kriya and also taught Upa-Yoga and Yoga Namaskar.

9:30am 60 Mysore motorcyclists are whirring around the city roads on a mini ride, preparing for their upcoming travels across Karnataka. They will be joining the campaign on the 5th of September. The excitement has just begun for this zealous group. If you see them around, don’t forget to shout out with them- “Tàayi Cauvery deergha kaala baalali!” (Long live Mother Cauvery!)



Welcome to Cauvery Diaries - Of Motorcycles and a Mystic!

At Isha, we have just kicked into full on campaign mode. Volunteers in the ashram, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are gearing up for Sadhguru’s ride from Talacauvery to Thiruvarur for Cauvery Calling. If you’re wondering what Cauvery Calling is, it’s a movement to revitalize Cauvery River by supporting farmers to plant 242 crore trees through agroforestry, covering 1/3 of the Cauvery Basin.

When a Mystic takes to his motorcycle, no river can remain dry! Sadhguru will be riding across the region from 3-16 September to activate farmer participation and inspire everyone to act now to save Cauvery. Along the way, he will be visiting some spiritually significant places along this sacred river.

We will be capturing all the live updates from the ground here! From Sadhguru’s personal updates to bikers’ experiences, farmer stories, interesting facts about the places along the way, daily recap videos, media coverage and celebrity promotions –­ and much more – this blog has all you need to know about the campaign.

To help you get caught up, we have put together a timeline below of what’s been happening over the last two months. While you check that out, stay tuned for new updates!

- Cauvery Calling Blog Team

20 July 2019

The launch of Cauvery Calling took place at the 5th Rally for Rivers Board meeting on July 20, 2019. The Board comprises of eminent members like: Justice Arijit Pasayat, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Ravi Singh, Shashi Shekar, Pravesh Sharma, B Muthuraman, Dr. AS Kiran Kumar and DN Narsimha Raju.

Indian media spreads the word


Cauvery Calling drive to stop river from drying up 

242 crore saplings to be planted near Cauvery bank

Deccan Chronicle: Isha Foundation launches 'Cauvery Calling' to protect river Cauvery

ANI: Isha Foundation launches “Cauvery Calling” to protect river Cauvery

newKerala.com: Isha Foundation launches “Cauvery Calling” to protect river Cauvery

webindia123: Isha Foundation launches "Cauvery Calling" to protect river Cauvery

KA-Cauvery Calling Campaign

Karnataka: Rally for Rivers on green Cauvery basin mission 

Agro-forestry is solution to avoiding food crisis: Sadhguru

Agroforestry to tackle water depletion

'Cauvery Calling" campaign launched to highlight plight of the river Cauvery

Cauvery Calling: Jaggi to go on a bike ride for river’s revival

“Cauvery Calling”: Isha Foundation Launches Campaign To Revitalise The River



21 July 2019

Cricketer KL Rahul of KPL was “In Conversation” with Sadhguru on 21 July to support Cauvery Calling.

During the opening ceremony of KPL in Bengaluru, Isha volunteers joined in large numbers with Cauvery Calling placards to spread awareness, which was covered on Star Sports network. Most importantly, it was announced that 100 trees would be donated for every sixer and 50 trees for every four!


This time, cricketer KL Rahul bats for Cauvery
When Sadhguru used sport analogies to explain philosophy Sadhguru in conversation with KL Rahul, on the plight of river Cauvery


KL Rahul In Conversation With Sadhguru | Cauvery Calling

KPL Partners With Cauvery Calling to Save Cauvery

KPL fans cheer Cauvery Calling

23 July 2019

Matthew Hayden batted for Cauvery Calling from Down Under. The Australian cricketer, cricket commentator and former player in the Indian Premier League Chennai Super Kings, had a conversation with Sadhguru about “Beyond Boundaries.”

24 July 2019

Cricketer Shikhar Dhawan joins hands with Sadhguru for Cauvery Calling.


Shikhar Dhawan Meets Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Thanks Him For Efforts on Kaveri River

31 July 2019

The Farmers’ Outreach Campaign of Cauvery Calling was flagged off by Sadhguru on 31 July 2019. This game-changer initiative has 28 trucks along with hundreds of volunteers driving to various districts in the two states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, and meeting thousands of farmers to educate them about the profitable benefits of agroforestry. Volunteers share painful glimpses into the heartbreaking situations our farmers live in, as well as the hope and joy of farmers as they finally find a solution to their woes.


On the Farmers' Trail


A Farmer Gets Emotional About Trees

August 2, 2019

Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, met with Sadhguru and pledged his support for Cauvery Calling. Mr. Venkaiah Naidu also supported Rally for Rivers in 2017.

Sadhguru also launched the #FREEINDIAofWaterCrisis campaign, which led up to India’s 73rd Independence Day celebrations and ended on August 17, 2019.



V-P Venkaiah Calls for Samvaad in Place of Vaad

Independence from Water Scarcity

Let Our Rivers Flow Freely, This Independence Day


Sadhguru’s Call to FREE INDIA of Water Crisis

Sadhguru Explains Cauvery Calling Campaign

Sadhguru and Venkaiah Naidu in UpaRashtrapathi Bhavan | Cauvery River, Life, Happiness

August 7, 2019

Sadhguru accepted the TNWaterWise challenge started by MLA SP Velumani.


Water harvesting needed at all levels: SP Velumani

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev Joins  #Rainwaterchallenge Movement in Tamil Nadu

Aug 20, 2019

Celebrities from across India and around the globe began lending their enthusiastic support to Cauvery Calling.

Tamil Nadu Celebrities Stand Behind Cauvery Calling












Karnataka Celebrities Spread the Message of Cauvery Calling


















31 August 2019

The Karnataka Premier League is planting 55,800 trees for Cauvery Calling! They had pledged to plant 100 trees for every sixer and 50 trees for every four. Yesterday was the KPL final and the grand total was 537 fours and 291 sixers.

Sadhguru’s Has Been Busy Tweeting about Cauvery Calling...

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