Siddhanth Shiv Temple
#13 of 18 Places to Visit in Jodhpur
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.