Shri Siddheshwar is the Gramdaivat of Solapur city. Shri Siddheshwar temple, situated in the middle of a beautiful lake, is the icon of Solapur. It is a famous pilgrim place, not only in Solapur, but also in entire Maharashtra state.
About The Temple
The temple is dedicated to Lord Siddheshwar who has other forms as Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. Therefore, the idol in the temple signifies the holy incarnation of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva who went by the same name. Shri Siddharameshwar himself attained Jeeva Samadhi in Shri Siddheshwar temple and lot of crowds visit here to see his Samadhi. A beautiful shrine dedicated to the saint Nalavatvad is found in the garden. There is also a silver-plated Nandi statue here. Vithoba and Goddess Rukmini temple and temples of various other gods are also situated in this huge temple complex. Siddheswar temple is surrounded by a beautiful and large lake called Siddheshwar Lake. Most visitors like to come here during night, when the water reflects the beautifully illuminated temple. It is believed that the lake was created by Sri Siddharameshwar, when all the holy rivers asked for permission to reside in the lake, a legend which makes it really sacred.
History of the Temple
Shri Siddharameshwar, a yogi and an ardent devotee of Shri Mallikarjuna of Srisailam, built Siddheshwar temple. Shri Siddharameshwar was ordered by his Guru to return to Solapur and to consecrate many Shiva lingams, when he was on his way to Srisailam. He obeyed his guru’s order and started his work in Solapur by making this temple. Shri Siddharameshwar had installed 68 Shiva Lingams in total.
The nearest international airport from Solapur is Pune International Airport, Maharashtra, roughly four hour drive from Solapur. Solapur Railway Station is the main railway hub within the city. Solapur is well-connected by road with major cities.
Pincode – 413001.
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.
Morning 6 AM to Evening 9 PM