Siddheshwar temple is at the heart of the city of Solapur. It is a well-fortified temple on an island in a lake.
Solapur District, Maharashtra, India.
Siddheshwar temple and the lake is believed to be built by Shiddharameshwara also known as Siddheshwara, a yogi who was a devotee of ShriMallikarjuna of Srisailam. ShriSiddheshwara is one of the five acharyas of the Lingayat cult in Hinduism. He was a great mystic and Kannada Poet who is known for his devotional poetry. He was also a social reformist.
Yogi Siddharameshwara (SIddheshwara) built the temple and installed 68 shivalinga-s in the temple as per the instructions by his teacher. The temple complex consists of his Samadhi in marble placed in the middle of the temple. There are temples of Ganesha, Vithoba-Rakhmai, and many other Hindu deities. The mount bull of Shiva Nandi in this temple is coated with silver. The devotees believe that the temple is supposed to be the place where Shiva and Vishnu reside together.
The best time to visit the temple is the MakarSankranti festival, in the month of January. A grand celebration takes place for three days. Also, there is a three day fair called GaddaYatra.
The Siddheshwar temple is located in Solapur district of Maharashtra.
The region has a hot-semi arid climate year-round with an average temperature ranging from 19-33 degrees Celsius.
April and May are the hottest months when the temperature reaches up to 42 degrees Celsius.
Winters are extreme, and the temperature can go as low as 10 degrees Celsius at night, but the average daytime temperature is around 26 degrees Celsius.
The annual rainfall in the region is around 763 mm.
Things to do
Spend the day exploring the temple. There are many religious places there.
Nearest tourist places
There are various places that one can visit around here.
● Karmala(15 KM)
● Akkalkot(150 KM)
● Pandharpur (91 KM)
● Barshi (54 KM)
Special food speciality and hotel
One can eat Maharashtrian cuisine in any nearby restaurant.
Accommodation facilities nearby & Hotel/ Hospital/Post Office/Police station
There are various types of accommodation facilities available near to this temple.
● The nearest police station is the Dindoshi police station (26 KM).
● The nearest hospital is Mgm Hospital (46 KM).
Visiting Rule and Time, Best month to visit
The best time to visit would be from November to February. It is open every day from 8:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M.
Language spoken in area
English, Hindi and Marathi.