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By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Siddhasrama, SiddhAZrama, Siddhaashrama

Siddhāśrama is the place where Vāmana[1] pushed the emperor Bali to the netherworlds. Even Rāma killed Subāhu and drove away Mārīca from this place. In course of time, it became a place of tapas or austerities for sages like Kaśyapa and Viśvāmitra who established their hermitages here. It has been identified with the modern town Buxar in Uttar Pradesh.


  1. Vāmana is the fifth of the ten incarnations of Viṣṇu.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore