Shri.Siddheshwar is the Gramdaivat of Solapur city. A Siddheshwar Temple is located at the heart of the city. It is surrounded by a large water tank which resembles as view of an island. The brief history of Shri.Siddheshwar runs like this. There was a great saint Shri.Siddaram, who preached the teachings of Shri.Basaweshwara. A young girl, inspired by the teachings of this saint wished to marry the saint. Shri.Siddaram being a brahamachari denied to marry her and gave permission to marry with his Yogadanda. The same marriage function is celebrated every year on the Makar Sankranti for three days on Bhogi, Sankrant and Kinkrant. The Nandi Dhwajas are presumed as Bride and Groom for the marriage. This festival falls around 14th Jan. every year. A fare popularly known as Gadda Jatra is arranged for fifteen days during this period.
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Major Air ports near Solapur are Mumbai, Hyderabad, Aurangabad. Pune is the nearest Air port.
Solapur railway station is the major railway station of Central Railway. It falls on the Pune-Hyderabad and Pune-Chennai railway route.
Solapur is 250 kms from Pune, 410 kms from Mumbai and 305 kms from Hyderabad. Major national highways pass through Solapur. These are Pune-Hyderabad, Solapur-Dhule and Solapur-Bangalore.