Friday, March 15, 2019

Siddheshwar Nath Temple, Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh

Siddheshwar Nath Temple, Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh
Siddheshwar Nath Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Ziro Town, headquarters of Lower Subansiri District in Arunachal Pradesh, India. This Temple houses the world largest Shiva Linga. The Temple is located at an altitude of 5754 ft. (1,780m) above sea level inside Kardo Forest.

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The Temple
Siddheshwar Nath Temple houses the naturally formed world largest Shiva Linga. Shiva Linga in about 25 feet tall and 22 feet in circumference. He is wearing Rudra Mala and Vasuki Naga at top of head and also Bheel patta at head of left side. It is also believed that the goddess of water, the Ganga lives with Lord Shiva as the constant flow of water from the base of the Lingam can be clearly seen.

It is believed that Snakes worship this Shiva Linga in every 3 (three) years during Shivrathri. The temple has beautiful idols of Lord Ganesha in sitting posture to the left side of the Lingam, Kartikeya to the right side of the Lingam and Goddess Parvati in standing posture to the back side of the Lingam. Nandi is laying under earth that slightly appearing in surface.

The Temple is located at about 5 Kms from Ziro, 114 Kms from Itanagar, 118 Kms from North Lakhimpur, 121 Kms from North Lakhimpur Railway Station, 123 Kms from North Lakhimpur Airport, 435 Kms from Guwahati and 436 Kms from Guwahati Airport. The Temple is around 114 Kms from the state capital Itanagar and takes approx. 4 hours via the improved Hoj-Potin road along NH 229 and 150 Kms via the Assam route. Nearest Railway Station is North Lakhimpur Railway Station, situated in Assam near the Arunachal Pradesh – Assam border. Nearest Airports are located Lilabari Airport, North Lakhimpur and Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati.

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