Laxman Siddh Temple "Tucked in the Lachhiwala Range"
Laxman Siddh Temple is a popular place of worship of the Hindus. It is nestled in the comely vistas of Doon, far away from the hustle-bustle of Doon. This small temple is considered to be the cremation site of Saint Swami Laxman Siddh, who underwent austerity over here.
Since the temple is cradled amidst the dense woods of Lachhiwala, it a heaven for nature lovers and bird watchers. The vegetation consists of Sal Trees that spread over the area. One can watch a wide variety of birds that flock around the marshes and grassland along the Song river.
Legends associated with Laxman Siddh Temple:
According to a local legend, the Laxman Siddh Temple is built on the same site where Laxman, the younger brother of Lord Rama indulged in a prolong penance to seek repentance for killing the demon king, Ravana. The temple sees a lot of visitors on Sunday. While another legend states that the temple was built in the memory of Saint Laxman Siddh, who received Siddhi here.
Fairs and Festival held at Laxman Siddh Temple:
The temple hosts a grand Laxman Siddh Fair which is quite popular among the locals. It is organized on the last Sunday of April at the Laxman Siddh Temple. Thousands of devotees visit this temple every year to enjoy the fair and festivity. The fair is celebrated with great gusto and one can see the diversity of various culture and customs here.
Timings to Visit Laxman Siddh Temple:
The devotees can visit Laxman Siddh Temple from 9 am to 12 pm and from 5 pm to 9:30 pm.
Things to do in and around Laxman Siddh Temple:
The sacred Laxman Siddh Temple is only 1.5 km away from the highway. Take the first right turn as soon as you get into the Sal forest, there is a small bridge after Harrawala. A path through the forest crossing the temple moves uphill west and then goes down to the Suswa river near Mathurwala swamp. You can easily reach here after crossing a 4 km stretch through one of the verdant patches of the Sal in the valley.
From here you can go back to Dehradun via Clement Town and visit the Buddha Temple. If you want to go for a picnic from Laxman Siddh then move along the highway until you pass across an over-head railway crossing. The first turn to the left takes a forest path that goes to the picnic spot (River Song) after a stretch of 3 km. You can enjoy picnicking here and bathe in the Song river. Some of the other nearby places to visit from Laxman Siddh Temple are Guchhupani and Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple.
How to reach Laxman Siddh Temple in Dehradun:
Laxman Siddh Temple on Doiwala road is about 10 km away from Dehradun Clock Tower. It is located on the way to Haridwar and Rishikesh. The temple is situated in the midst of the Lachhiwala forest in Dehradun. One can easily reach here by taking the bus or taxi till Harrawala and further 1 km trek to the temple. Dehradun railway station at 9.5 km is the nearest railhead and Jolly Grant airport at 20 km away is the closest air connectivity to the temple.