Vijji, Sadhguru’s wife, died on 23 January 1997, during the period of the Dhyanalinga consecration. In his book “Mystic’s Musings”, he says that this was an example of Mahasamadhi, where a person attains moksha. That particular day, according to him, was an auspicious day for such an event. A controversy broke out 8 months later when a complaint was filed with the police regarding the death. Allegations made included murder and dowry harassment, according to the book “Sadhguru – More Than a Life”, which also states that some Tamil media outlets also made accusations. The book also states that these complaints were withdrawn in a short while. Besides the book “More Than a Life”, this episode is briefly chronicled in an interview Sadhguru gave to Tehelka magazine.