Jai Shri Shri Kalu Sidh Baba Sidh Peeth Kaluwala Dehradun

Char Sidh of Dehradun
Jai Shri Shri Kalu Sidh Baba Sidh Peeth Kaluwala Dehradun

Shri Shri Kalu Sidh Baba Sidh Peeth in Kaluwala village is popularly known as Kalu Sidh and among the one the temple of famous Char Siddh Peeths of Dehradun. It is a local pilgrim place and famous in nearby city devotees also. It is situated in a very dense forest area near the river. There is a Shiv Ling also in the Kalu Sidh Peeth. It is believed that in the fifteenth century, the Shiv Ling was established in Kalu Sidh, which is under the open sky. Efforts to make the roof on this have always been failing.

Kalu Sidh Baba is considered as a Shiv Swaroop. It is believed by Kalu Sidh Baba devotees that they provide kids to those who did not get kids after many tries. People get into Baba's shelter to get rid of drunkenness too. When peoples purchase new vehicles then they come here to get blessed by Shri Shri Kalu Sidh Baba. Former Uttarakhand Chief Ministers Shri Harish Rawat Ji and Current Chief Ministers Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat Ji both had already visited Shri Shri Kalu Sidh Peeth.

History of Kalu Sidh Temple

As per legends, in the Treta period famous Saint Shri Atri Ji and Mata Shri Anasuiya lived. Both were very devotees of the Trinity. Trinity was happy with the penance of both. The Trinity (three God Bramha, Vishnu, and Mahesh) came to test the penance of Shri Atri Ji and Mata Shri Anasuiya. Both were passed in the test taken by Trinity.

Then all three God Bramha, Vishnu, and Mahesh promised them they will take birth as their child. Later Mata Shri Anusuiya gives birth to a baby boy. They named his son Dattatreya. Dattatreya was a sharp-minded boy and the owner of many powerful powers. He learns many skills and arts from his 24 Guru. Later he was famous as Guru Dattatreya Ji.

 For human welfare, he makes 9 Naths and 84 disciples and trained them. When Lord Dattatreya becomes old they instructed their disciples to go in all over India and penance of Lord Shiva. All 84 disciples went in all over India and started the penance of Lord Shiva for getting powers for human welfare. The places where these disciples do penance and got heaven, later famous as Sidhpeeths. Among the 84 disciples, the four disciples Laxman, Manak, Kalu, and Madu Ji came in the Dehradun region.

Four Siddh Peeth Temples of Dehradun

The capital of Uttarakhand, Dehradun city has four Siddh Peeth among the 84 Siddha Peeth. These Peeths are very famous in Dehradun as ‘Char Siddh of Dehradun’. All these Sidh Peeths are situated at the outers of the Dehradun City. All four famous Siddh Peeths are listed below.
  1. Laxman Siddh
  2. Kalu Siddh
  3. Madu Siddh
  4. Manak Siddh
As per the belief of devotees, the person who visits the all 'Char Siddh of Dehradun' in a single day without taking food, his wish will be fulfilled by the Baba. Laxman Siddh and Kalu Sidh are more popular in the 'Char Siddh Peeth of Dehradun'.

Maa Durga and Maa Kali Temple at Kalu Sidh

Maa Durga and Maa Kali Temple are just in front of Kalu Sidh Peeth. There are Maa Durga and Maa Kali statues in the Kalu Sidhpeeth where devotee of Maa Durga and Maa Kali worship these Goddess. There is also a place you can break Coconut for offering there Goddess.

Fair at Kalu Sidh Temple

Every year on the second Sunday of June month there are huge fairs and Bhandara for devotees is organized by the Kalu Siddh Mandir Samiti. This year in 2019 the huge Bhandara was organized on 9 June and more than 40000 Shri Kalu Siddh devotees participated in this fair and Bhandara. This annual function is so popular in local and nearby city devotees.

Best Time to Visit Kalu Sidh Temple

Best time to visit Kalu Siddh Temple will be the second Sunday of June month when the annual function of Kalu Siddh temple is organized. 

As per weather from March to April the environment of Dehradun is good. May and June some hot and in July the rainy season starts. So going to Kalu Sidh is from March to June would be best. You should avoid the rainy season and can visit from September to October.

The best time to go to Kalu Sidh is early morning in a fresh environment from 08:00 am to 12:00 pm. You can go in the evening also.

On the Hindu festivals, especially on Mahashivratri Kalu Siddh temple is very crowded and a huge queue of devotees are there for visiting the Kalu Siddh and Lord Shiv Shivling. In Navratri, there is also a huge crowd since there a temple of Maa Durga and Maa Kaali also.

Timing of Kalu Sidh Temple

Shri Shri Kalu Sidh Peeth opens in the early morning at 06:00 am and closed in the evening at 07:00 pm. In the afternoon from 01:30 pm to 02:30 pm for one hour, the temple is closed. The total time duration for Kalu Sidh temple is one hour. In one hour you will be easily visited everywhere in the temple.

Worship in Kalu Sidh Temple

Similar to other Siddh Peeth of Char Siddh temple of Dehradun here the worship method is the same you have to offer Jaggery (Gud) to Shri Shri Kalu Siddh Baba. The priest will take half of the Jaggery and returned half to you. You have to tie the small Chunary to at its place in the Kalu Sidh Peeth. Since there are Maa Durga and Maa Kali temple also devotees take coconut and Prasad items which are offered to Maa Durga and Maa Kali.

Movie on Kalu Sidh Baba

Jai Shri Shri Kalu Sidh Baba is so famous in Dehradun and in nearby cities. That's, why there is a short movie on the Shri Shri Kalu Sidh baba. Which was made by the local film producer, in the film the Garhwali actors did acting. The film is available on Youtube also. In this film, you can see the story of Char Sidh of Dehradun.

Facilities of Kalu Sidh Temple

  • Lots of parking space is there but at your own risk. There is no parking stand for vehicles.
  • Drinking water taps are available for the devotees.
  • Washroom facilities are also available.
  • There is only one Prasad shop near the main gate on the road where you can purchase Prasad.
  • Food and snacks shops are not available near the Kalu Siddh temple.

Things to be Remembered at Kalu Sidh Peeth

  • Leather items not allowed inside the Kalu Sidh temple such as a Purse, belt, slippers, etc.
  • Keep your slippers at their stand.
  • Don't use plastic items such as polyethylene here and there and use dustbins for that.
  • Use Dhoopbatti and Agarbatti at their places only.
  • Kalu Sidh Peeth gate is always closed, to avoiding the monkeys to enter the temple. You just open it, get entered, and close it again.

How to Reach Kalu Sidh Temple

Shri Shri Kalu Sidh Baba Sidh Peeth is situated at the Kaluwala village near the Bhaniyawala. It is about four km far from the Bhaniyawala Rishikesh Dehradun highway. It is approx 30 km from the Dehradun railway station and ISBT Dehradun. From the Jolly Grant Airport is only 11 km.

There is no direct bus, Auto or Vikram is available for the Kalu Sidh temple. You have to go there by private taxi or by your own vehicle. You can directly reach up to Doiwala there is a city bus from Dehradun to Doiwala. Then you can book an Auto or taxi for Kalu Sidh Peeth.

Address of Kalu Sidh Temple

Jai Shri Shri Kalu Siddh Baba Siddh Peeth,
Kaluwala, Bhaniyawala
Hrishikesh, 248143,
Uttarakhand, India

TouristBug’s Recommendations

  • Photography is allowed at Kalu Siddh Peeth so you can take lots of pics at this beautiful location.
  • Going to be on Sunday at Kalu Siddh is beneficial. Generally, on Sunday many devotees of Shri Shri Kalu Sidh Baba devotees organize Bhandara for the others. 
  • Kalu Siddh temple is situated in a very dense forest and village area so there are lots of monkeys. Don't carry food items in your hands, monkeys can snatch these items and harm you.
  • As a good tourist and a person, we should respect all these places and help and support the cleanliness of these places. So don't throw garbage here and there, use dustbins.

Kalu Sidh Peeth Temple Video

Nearby Places to Visit from Kalu Sidh

Dehradun has lots of places to visit but here we mention only nearby places to Kalu Sidh, which are Laxman Sidh, Lachhiwala, and Daat Kali Mandir.

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