Monday, October 9, 2017

Siddhesvara Temple, Namchi

Siddhesvara Dham in Namchi is a unique pilgrim center that has replicas of the twelve Jyotirlinga. It is atop Solophok hilltop occupying an area of 29.9 hectares, just 5 kms from the city. 



It was consecrated by Shri Jagadguru Sankaracharya Swami Swarupananda Saraswati on 8th November, 2011 and is now open to public. Before one can reach the main area after buying the entry tickets, you enter into a large hall that showcases miniaturized versions of various structures in the complex that gives an overall orientation.



The one that catches the attention of all from a long distance is gigantic statue of Lord Shiva and a tall statue of Kirateshwar who is an incarnation of Lord Shiva.



The other main attractions are fantastic replicas of 12 Jyotirlingas like Jagannath, Dwarika, Rameshawaram, Badrinath etc.,



This well maintained place has a beautiful flower garden which is visited by little sparrows.

22 comments:

joshidaniel.com said...

Great view :)

Jeevan said...

Lovely complex with stunning replica of temples! The statue looks huge and really a wonderful execution overall. Love the garden snaps

Maggie said...

Such an amazing place to visit, you show us wonderful architecture that we would never usually encounter.
The flower garden mosaic is beautiful and something different from you, I like it!
Happy Mosaic Monday.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Amazing....looks like a film set with mountain backdrop.

Photo Cache said...

Oh wow! The domes are terrific.

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Angie said...

What a fascinating place. It makes me happy that they have gardens, too.

rupam sarma said...

Great pics.

Al said...

That's an impressive temple - nice shots.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Very impressive! Beautiful buildings and grounds and those amazing statues! Would be a good place for a novice visitor to learn about the Religion, history, and culture.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Amazing

Lady Fi said...

What a wonderful colourful temple!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful three dimensional temple replicas and flowers.

ABC Wednesday said...

Wow, wonderful statues again... your country is very rich filled with them

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Christine said...

How amazing! Wonderful photos!

Roger Owen Green said...

yow, that Shiva is HUGE!
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Powell River Books said...

It must be a fabulous place to visit. The statues are amazing. - Margy

zongrik said...

shiva is everywhere

Anu said...

Hello. Wonderful photos. Amazing place.

A Colorful World said...

Amazingly beautiful temple! Lovely flowers and bird. Have a great weekend.

sandyland said...

SHEER BEAUTY

NatureFootstep said...

gorgeous and colorful place :)

Joyful said...

Beautiful variety of photos!