General Information & Accomdation info on Sidhpur city of Gujarat - India  
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One part of Second part of Kirti TornaSidhpur is an ancient sacred town on the banks of the Saraswati River. It is a taluka of Mehsana district. It is located at 23°45' N and 72°37'E. Sidhpur derives its name from the great ruler of Gujarat, Siddhraj Jaisinh, who constructed a magnificent Shiva Temple in 12th Century AD, Rudra Mahalay, at this town. The entire townscape of Sidhpur is dotted with temples, kunds, ashrams and sacred buildings along the banks of the Saraswati River.

In ancient times, two significant aspects - the natural features of the Saraswati River and the man-made feature of the Rudra Mahalaya - influenced the urban structures of Sidhpur.

History
It finds mention in the Skanda Puran as Sristhala. The unique geographical feature of the Saraswati stream turning eastwards lends special sanctity to this place. For all the Hindus, this is the place to perform the Matru Shraddh (the ritual ceremony for maternal spirits). This significance is the reason for the large population of Brahmins, who act as priests in such ceremonies. These ceremonies are performed at Kapilamuni Ashram where three sacred water kunds exist-Gyan Vapika, Alpa Sarovar and Bindu Sarovar. For anyone interested in the Hindu religious ceremonies it is well worth a visit.

 

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