Siddhanth Shiv Temple


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Distance (From Jodhpur Jn): 10 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2 Hours

Place Location: Near Kalyana Lake

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto / + Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 11 km from Jodhpur Fort and 10 km from Jodhpur Junction, Siddhanth Shiv temple is situated between Takhat Sagar hills and Kalyana Lake on Jodhpur-Chopasani Road in Jodhpur.

The Siddhanth Shiv temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The current location of the temple was a completely deserted place prior to its construction and this isolation and serenity attracted the hermit Veetragi Narain Swami who took shelter there. He was later declared as a highly regarded saint, respected and worshiped by the people residing in neighboring areas.

At some point of time, a handicapped saint named Gaurishanker, later known as Nepali Baba, also came to this place. He had only four fingers in each of his hand and foot. Nepali Baba, himself, made a big temple by cutting stones. This temple is now known as Siddhanth Shiv Temple.

The temple is strategically located between Takhat Sagar hills of Rajasthan which makes it a little difficult to reach it. One can reach the temple only after crossing 1000 stairs made by cutting rocks.