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Bindu Sarovar, Sidhpur

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Siddhpur is also known as Sri-sthal or a "pious place". It is mentioned in the Rig Veda to be existing at that time as the Dashu village.

The legend is that the great sage Vyashya had donated his bones to God Indra here at Siddhpur. Siddhpur is also believed to be located at the junction of two rivers Ganges and Saraswati. Even in the Mahabharata, the great Indian epic, it is mentioned that the Pandavas had visited the place while they were in exile.

During the 4-5th A.D a large number of people settled in this part. They were Gurjara people from Iran.Around the 10th century, under Solanki rulers, the city was at the zenith of fame and glory. The ruler Siddhraj Jaisingh built his capital at Siddhpur, thus the name Siddhpur which literally means Siddhraj's town.

He built a temple dedicated to Shiva, and also beautiful palaces and one huge tower, some say of 80 metres long. He also brought large numbers of Brahmins from Mathura and had them settled here. During the 12th century Muhammed Ghori destroyed the town on his way to Somnath. Around 30,000 people were killed in the raid, and the Solanki empire was destroyed.

If you want to visit this famous place of north Gujrat then there is two different ways to come

1. By train : 19707 : Aravali Express train come from the Mumbai, Maharastra which come daily reached siddhpur by 7.30 am early in the morning and the other list of trains are belows

16507 Ju Banglore Exp Jodhpur Jn Bangalore Cy Jn 12:18 12:20 2 min 19105 Haridwar Mail Ahmedabad Jn Haridwar Jn 12:43 12:45 2 min 19565 Uttaranchal Exp Okha Dehradun 18:07 18:09 2 min 19566 Uttaranchal Exp Dehradun Okha 04:50 04:52 2 min 19708 Aravali Express Jaipur Bandra Terminus 18:56 18:58 2 min 19223 Adi Jat Express Ahmedabad Jn Jammu Tawi 13:21 13:23 2 min 19224 Jat Adi Express Jammu Tawi Ahmedabad Jn 12:40 12:42 2 min 19106 Hw Adi Mail Haridwar Jn Ahmedabad Jn 13:46 13:48 2 min

2. By road : you can use the western express highway to reach there

During the Sultanate time the place was under the rule of local dynasty ruling from Palanpur. Later on in 15th century the place was brought under the Mughal rule by Akbar. Under the Mughal rule the town developed and flourished.
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  • This is one of the spiritual places where people go to perform Puja/ceremonies. The facilities are good, the premises are clean and nicely maintained and the museum is informative. However, on the fli...  more »
  • This is a religious place where people come to offer prayers to their departed mother. A small pond with many temples. A quick ritual after bath to your departed mother's soul.  more »
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