President dedicated Siddheshwar Dham Temple to the Nation
President Pranab Mukherjee on 16 April 2013 dedicated Siddheshwar Dham Temple to the Nation
President Pranab Mukherjee on 16 April 2013 dedicated Siddheshwar Dham Temple to the Nation at Solophok in south Sikkim. The temple is built by the state government in form of replica of all four religious pilgrims in India to promote religious tourism. The four most revered Dhaam of the Hindu's - Jagannaath Puree (Udeesaa), Dwaarakaa Puree (Gujaraat), Raameshawaram (Tamilnaadu), Badreenaath (Garhvaal) have been replicated in this fantastic complex to benefit the devotees who will visit this place.
Siddheshwar Dhaam was consecrated by Shri Jagadguru Shankaraachaarya Swami Swarupananda Saraswati on November 8, 2011 and is now open to public. It is situated amidst the breadth taking surroundings of Solophok Hill, 5 km from Namchi, befitting the mythological setting behind the establishment of the original Dhaam. It has a 108 ft tall statue of Shiv, replicas of 12 Jyotirling, models of sacred Chaar Dhaam Hindu Temples of Jagannaath, Badreenath, Dwaarakaa and Raameshwaram and a 18-feet statue of Kiraateshwar - the hunter incarnation of Shiv. It is believed that Lord Shiv, after losing Satee in Agni Kund of Daksh's Yagya, had gone into seclusion and became a hunter in the forests of Sikkim. It has been created over 29.9 hectares at a cost of Rs 56.51 crore. The giant statue of Lord Shiv in sitting posture has been erected at the highest point of the hilltop.The temple implements this unique concept of bringing all four Dhams under one roof in Sikkim.
Siddheshwar temple may refer to various temples in India:-
• Siddheshwar & Ratneshwar Temple; temple of Shiva located near Latur in Maharashtra
• Siddheshwar temple, Solapur; temple of Siddheshwar located in the Solapur city of Maharashtra
• Siddheshwar temple, Toka; temple of Shiva located in the village of Toka, of Nevasa taluka of Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra state.
• Siddhesvara Temple; temple located in the town of Haveri in Haveri district of Karnataka state