Siddhavat, Ujjain


Siddhavat (Religious Place) snapshot

Rank 25
Ranked 25 of 49,
in Ujjain
Average Rating
4.3 / 7 1
7 Ratings & 6 Reviews

About Siddhavat (Religious Place)

    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 6.00 AM - 6.00 PM , Saturday: 6.00 AM - 6.00 PM , Sunday: 6.00 AM - 6.00 PM , Public Holidays: 6.00 AM - 6.00 PM

Siddhavat is a huge banyan tree that has flourished on the bank of River Shipra and holds immense religious importance, like the Akashyavat in Prayag and Gaya and the Panchavat of Nasik. A good number of pilgrims take a dip in River Shipra from the bathing ghat built at the place. The site was popular as the worshipping place of the followers of the Natha sect.

It is said that the Mughal rulers cut off the banyan tree and they covered the entire area with iron sheets to restrict the growth of the tree. However, this sacred tree pierced the iron sheets and flourished significantly. There is a hamlet near Siddhavat, called Bhairogarh, which is renowned for its tie and dye painting for decades.

What travellers are saying about Siddhavat

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  Below 1hr
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6 traveller reviews for Siddhavat

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Deepak shrivastava

  • Tourist
  • Deepak shrivastava
  • 14 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  2347 readers

"Dirty place"

  • 2.0/7
  • Posted Dec 29, 2016
Although the place has its mystery past, but there is no cleanliness allover. Not worth to go. Panda & there so called Jyotish shops try to loot people. Negative vibes are everywhere. No administration, no hygiene. No toilet, No proper shed. Street animals wandering everywhere.
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Parth Sabharwal

  • Connoisseur
  • Parth Sabharwal
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 photo
  • 353 Reviews
  •  334 helpful votes
  •  133833 readers

"A huge Banyan tree on the bank of river Shipra"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 24, 2016
It is a huge Banyan tree on the bank of river Shipra, people of religious beliefs take dip and pray god for their wishes, it is believed that once mughal rulers stop the improvement of tree by keeping iron sheets on it, but the tree grows by cutting the iron sheets.
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Abhinav Kumar

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  • Abhinav Kumar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 345 photos
  • 220 Reviews
  •  198 helpful votes
  •  145357 readers

"A place to say we will miss you our beloved"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Mar 18, 2016
This place is famous to do after death formalities. People come here and do pind donation. You will find this place bit crowed as compared to other places. People sits in line and have there hairs removed and do some mantrocharans and say their parents to rest in peace.
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Kamal Mittal

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  • Kamal Mittal
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 5 Reviews
  •  2260 readers

"Religious place"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Jan 27, 2016
The place is important for those who have to do some special POOJA for which the place is known. It is on river bank. The kids won't find it interesting.
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  • Rao
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews
  •  576 readers

"Average place"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Oct 30, 2015
If you visit Ujjain this place can be seen as included in the tour itinerary of the local tour. Not worth visiting the 2nd time you are in Ujjain. The place is for doing for pitru puja.
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Ananth Pranesh

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  • Ananth Pranesh
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 118 photos
  • 95 Reviews
  •  298 helpful votes
  •  74895 readers

"Temple for Banian Tree"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jul 27, 2015
Siddhavat is an old Banyan tree on the banks of Shipra river and has a great religious importance. Pilgrims take a dip in the Shipra river. This place was also a popular worshipping place of Nath sect. Long ago Moghul rulers cut off the Banian tree and covered the whole area with iron sheet to prevent its growth. But this tree pierced the iron sheet and flourished wonderfully. So a temple was built and this tree is worshipped with great reverence.
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