One of the holiest places to visit in Dehradun, the Laxman Siddh Temple is a devotional place for many Hindus. This holy shrine is the cremation site of a great saint called Swami Laxman Siddh.
Set in the midst of a thicket, the Laxman Siddh Temple is visited by many devotees every day. Those who visit here believe that the temple has a calming, spiritual aura which makes them visit the place often.
Mythological Tale related to Laxman Siddh Temple
As per the religious beliefs of the Hindus, the Laxman Siddh Temple is the site where Lord Laxman, the younger brother of Lord Rama indulged in a prolonged penance after annihilating the demon, Ravana. Saint Swami Laxman Siddh who underwent serious meditation at this place was cremated at this site.
Laxman Siddh Fair
The divine Laxman Siddh temple hosts a grand fair each year on the last Sunday of April month. A large number of visitors come here to pay homage to the Samadhi and to see the cultural and traditional mix of Dehradun.
There are a few food joints and shops located near the temple
How to reach Laxman Siddh Temple
Laxman Siddh Temple on Haridwar-Rishikesh road is situated at a distance of 10 km from the city center, Clock Tower. This holy shrine can be easily reached by bus till Harrawala and further 1 km on foot. Laxman Siddh temple is about 36 km from Rishikesh, 44 km from Haridwar and 250 km from Delhi. The nearest rail connectivity Dehradun railway station is at 10 km away from Laxman Siddh. The closest airport, Jolly Grant is at 19 km away from the temple.