Siddhavat, banyan tree on banks of river Shipra is worshipped in form of temple. It has the same religious sanctity as Akshayavat in Prayag and Gaya, Vanshivat of Vrindavan and Panchavata of Nasik. According to Skanda Purana Paravati performed penance and planted this tree. Shiv and Parvati’s son Kartikeya is believed to have killed demon Tarakasur under this tree. This story finds place in Kalidas’s celebrated work Kumarasambhava. King Vikramaditya is supposed to have meditated here for magical powers to control the ghost (Betaal). King Ashoka’s son Mahendra and daughter Sanghamitra embarked on journey to spread Buddhism after offering their prayers here. Other than the temple at Nasik, this is the only temple in the country where special puja is done for those who have Kal sarp dosh

Choose Page Layout
Header Position
Submenu Style