The Siddheshwar Temple is about 108 feet tall and is home to the 87 feet high statue of Lord Shiva in a sitting posture atop the Solophok Hill. Apart from the statue of Lord Shiva, this temple has replicas of the twelve Jyotirlingas, to offer one platform for Shiva devotees. In this temple, Lord Shiva is incarnated as Kirateshwar in Indrakeel (Present day Sikkim). He is locally worshipped by the people of Sikkim as Lord Kirateshwar. A statue of 16 1/2 feet height of Lord Kirateshwar is also installed in the complex. In order to attain Moksha, people undertake pilgrimage to all the existing four Dhams. So, replicas of these four Dhams, namely Badrinath, Jaganath and Dwarka dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Rameshwar, dedicated to Lord Shiva is also constructed.
About The Temple
The Siddhesvara Dham was sanctified by Shri Jagadguru Sankaracharya Swami Swarupananda Saraswati on November 8, 2011 and is now open to public. The temple is constructed atop the Solophok Hill in South Sikkim which is about 5 kilometers from Namchi town over an area of 28.958 Ha of land. The built up complex covers an area of approximately 7 acres and is accessible by a smooth road. The giant statue of Lord Shiva in sitting posture has been erected at the highest point of the hilltop. A 135ft high statue of Guru Padmasambhava, the patron saint of Sikkim, and a two-storey temple dedicated to Sai Baba also boost the pilgrimage appeal of South Sikkim. While Guru Padmasambhavas statue is across the Solophok hilltop, the Sai temple is just a stone's throw from the new pilgrimage complex.
The nearest airport to Siddheswar Dham is bagdogra air force base airport, Baghdogra which is 54 km away from Siddheswar Dham. The nearest railway station to Siddheswar Dham is Darjeeling Train Station which is 16 km away from Siddheswar Dham. Siddheswar Dham complex is only about 5kms from Namchi town and accessible by road. From NJP or Bagdogra it takes about 3.5 hours to reach Namchi. From Darjeeling it takes around 2 hours 45 minutes to reach Char Dham.
Solophok Hill, Namchi,
South Sikkim District, Sikkim, India,
Pincode - 737126
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.
The complex (darshan) is open 12 hours a day. The morning hymns on loudspeakers start at 9:00 AM. Poojas, ceremonies and religious programs take place time to time.