Siddheshwar Dham, Namchi
Sikkim , South Sikkim
The 108 feet Shiva Statue of the Kirateshwar Avatar is a great wonder along with the 12 jyotirlingas and the four models of the char dhams- Dwarka, Rameswaram, Jagannath and Badrinath.Picture Courtesy:- www.sikkimstdc.com
Timings : The best time to visit the amazing shrine is from 8 AM to 7 PM.
Darshanarthis shouldn't miss the light and sound show at the Namchi Temple.
Modest Clothing is suggested while visiting Siddheshwar Dham, Namchi.
Sikkim is a confluence of different people, culture, heritage, religion, language, and food. Though, the Nepali language is mostly spoken here, Bhutia, Dzongkha, Groma, Gurung, Kafle, Lepcha, Limbu, Magar, Majhi, Majhwar, Nepal Bhasa, Rai, Sherpa, Sunuwar, Tamang, Thulung, Tibetan, and Yakha are also spoken simultaneously. The native people are very warm and welcoming.
Sikkim's cuisine deserves special mention. There will be hardly anyone that will like to miss the fresh and hot Momo or Thukpa- the staple Sikkimese delicacies.
Besides the people of different language, people from different sects live here harmoniously. Sikkim has shrines for Hindus as well as Buddhists, Christians and of other religions. Hanuman Tok, Kirateswar Mahadev, Thakurbari Temple, Rumtek Monastery etc are some of the must-to-see pilgrimages in Sikkim.
South District, Solophok, Namchi 737126, Sikkim
Devotees can reach Siddheshwar Dham-
By Road- Pilgrims can take NH 31A to reach Sikkim from any part of the country.They will have to reach Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim first.The shrine is a few kilometers from the city center.
By Rail- New Jalpaiguri Station (NJP) in Siliguri is the nearest Railway station. From there they can avail buses and taxis to reach Gangtok.
By Air- Bagdogra is the nearest Airport. The devotees can avail taxis and rental car facilities from airport to reach the shrine.
Flower, Dhup Sticks, Aarti are the common offerings made to Lord at Namchi Siddheshwar Dham .
October:- Namchi Mahotsav- A cultural and food festival.
The Flower Festival is held annually.