The incarnations of
Goddess Sakti are exhibited on the walls and the artistry of the painter is
superb. This Goddess was the family Goddess of king Vikramaditya and hence
received munificent patronage which is greeting the eyes of the visitors in its
grandiose sculpture and vast dimensions. Sacrifice of animals was in vogue and
particularly buffalo was preferred to appease the goddess to get merit.
There at a
distance of 3 km lies a banyan tree in its miniature form called Siddhavata. Its
size is remaining unaffected even with the passages of centuries. Its holiness
coupled with queerness rouse curiosity and people visit and offer prayers.
Belief current here is that childless parents if imprint, the letter 'OM' with
cow-dung on the tree they are blessed with children. Queer are the sports of
Bhagawan, aren't they? Belief brings benedictions, and benedictions brighten the
future of the believers immensely. Infront of Siddhavat lies a Sivalinga
enshrined suitably in a structure and it is called Anadikapileswar. There is a
strange belief that it is slowly going down into the earth and has gone six
inches since its inception. It is its uniqueness and there is divinity pervading
by this oddity and hence pilgrims bound for Badarinath visit this
kshetra, to offer prayers first and then proceed for full merit and
absolute auspicious journey. They offer pindas also here.