How Siddhpur got its Name


Siddhpur is also known as Sri-sthal or a "pious place". It is mentioned in the Rig Veda to be existing at that time as the Dashu village. The legend is that the great sage Dadhyanca or Dadhici had donated his bones to God Indra here at Siddhpur. Siddhpur is also believed to be located at the junction of two rivers Ganges and Saraswati. Even in the Mahabharata, the great Indian epic, it is mentioned that the Pandavas had visited the place while they were in exile. During the 4-5th A.D a large number of people settled in this part. They were Gurjara people from Iran. Around the 10th century, under Solanki rulers, the city was at the zenith of fame and glory. The ruler Siddharaj Jaisinh built his capital at Siddhpur, thus the name Siddhpur which literally means Siddhraj's town.