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In Hinduism, Siddhashrama is a hermitage, which according to a tradition, is located in a secret land deep in the Himalayas, where great yogis, sadhus, and sages who are siddha live. This place is also revered as the mystical land of Shambhala by Tibetans. According to another tradition, the Siddhashrama is located in the present-day Buxar district in Bihar.

In ancient Indian literature
Siddhashrama is referred in the Ramayana, Mahabharata and the Puranas. In Valmiki's Ramayana it is said that Viswamitra has his hermitage in Siddhashrama and it was the erstwhile hermitage of Vishnu, when he appeared as the Vamana avatara.He takes Rama and Lakshmana to Siddhashrama to exterminate the demons who are disturbing his religious sacrifices. In the Narada Purana (Purva,1.25), Siddhashrama is mentioned as the hermitage of sage Suta.

In the modern era, the knowledge of Siddhashram is first referred by the tantrik scholar Mahamahopadhyaya Pandit Gopinath Kaviraj in his writings of Gyangunj and later by Dr.Narayan Dutt Shrimali who is known in his ascetic form as Paramhans Swami Nikhileswaranan. It is believed that one could visit this place only with the permission of sages who live here. The Great Sadhak who got the chance to live in Abstract world from Siddhashrama are as under:
1.Yogiraj Shankranand.
2.Swami Paramdev
3.Sadhvi Tejomi
5.Mahatapa Bhrguram
7.Lama Hegang
8.Datiya Baba
9.Maa Bairvi
10.Mahaavtaar Baba
11.Kinker Swami