Siddheshwar Dham is a Hindu temple located about 5 kilometers from the city of Namchi in the Indian state of Sikkim. This temple is also known as Char Dham Temple. This temple is situated on the Solofolk hill. The extensive temple complex was inaugurated in November 2011. It is believed that a visit to this place is enough to wash away one's sins.
A 108 feet high statue of Lord Shiva is enshrined in the Siddheshwar temple. Which can be seen from many kilometers away. The Char Dham Temple of this temple is called because the replica of the Char Dham temples of India is built in this complex. The four pilgrimage sites of Hindus, Badrinath in Uttarakhand, Puri in Odisha, Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu and Dwarka in Gujarat are collectively called Char Dham. On seeing the four Dham temples in one place in the Siddheshwar temple, one gets the pleasure of devotion in the mind of all devotees.
Siddheshwar temple is another specialty, 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva are also replicated in this temple complex. Due to these specialties, this temple has been included in the list of famous temples of India in such a short time. These 12 Jyotirlingas are replicas of twelve Jyotirlingas or Dwadash Jyotirlingas like Somnath, Mallikarjuna, Mahakaleshwar, Omkareshwar, Kedarnath, Bhimashankar, Vishwanath, Trimbakeshwar, Vaidyanath, Nageshwar, Rameshwar and Ghushneshwar surround the idol of Lord Shiva.
Jyotirlinga is a sacred place that represents Lord Shiva. Jyoti means brightness and lingam means Shiva's symbol. According to beliefs, worshiping Shiva and Jyotirlinga helps people to attain enlightenment.
It is believed that not every person can travel to visit Char Dham and 12 Jyotirlingas in his life. Therefore, Siddheshwar can see all four dhams and 12 Jyolingas in one place in the temple. All efforts are made to make the Char Dham temples like the original temples. The atmosphere of Siddheshwar temple is full of devotion. It takes about 2 hours to visit all the temples in the temple premises.