Art & Culture:
and Education are the two important factors of
culture. Solapur city is fertile for religious
activities. Many temples are the witness for it.
‘Shri Siddheshwar Mandir’, ‘Chowpad Vitthal Mandir’,
‘Rupabhavani Mata Mandir’ are the most famous
temples in the city.
‘Shri Siddheshwar Mandir’ is the prime deity of this
city. This beautiful temple is situated between the
lake. There is a perennial fair arranged in the
favour of ‘Shri Siddheshwar Mandir’.
Every year 13th to 15th Jan. this fair is conducted.
Lakhs of people visit this fair which an epitome of
pilgrimage. The fair different recreational
activities going on for a month. There is also grand
fire work during the yatra. There is unique
celebration of representative marriage ceremony of
Navaratri is too conducted with great enthusiasm. In
order to witness this great fair no. of people visit
this people. Most ancient ‘Rupabhavani Mata Mandir’
is the heart of the celebration at the time of
Navaratri. This temple is located at the Northern
side of Solapur. Despite of this, 100 years old
‘Himgulambika Devi’ temple was constructed at the
time of 1991. Solapur has got about 700 Navaratra
Mandals. Also there are many temples of Jain
religion. This suggests that Solapur has got a rich
Ganapati Festival is carried our with great pomp and
gaiety. Aojba ganpati is 100 old ganpati
Even before Tilakji started the ganesh festival , it
is said that Tilakji got inspired by the Ajoba
Ganpati celebrations from solapur & later ganehs
festival now is national festival .
Spic Macay is working in solapur for more than 18
years with 40 programmes of international national
repute this organisatons has conducted programs of
pt Shivkumar Sharma, Pt Rajan Sajan misra , Sonal
mansingh, mallvika sarrukai, Pt birju maharaj.
There are lots of musical groups like Shivranjani,
Girish Panchawadkar groups who constantly do program
in light musical.