Among one of those famous temples in Latur is the Siddheshwar and Ratneshwar Temple which is situated at Hatte Nagar, located within the city limits of Latur. The temple complex is only at a distance of 2 km from the city center.

Siddheshwar and Ratneshwar Temple is the cultural heritage of Latur city. It was built around 10th century and was designed and constructed by King Tamradwaj, as an act of devotion. The main temple is dedicated to Lord Siddarameswara Swamy who was one of the five prophets of Lingayat Veerashaivism sect of Hinduism. Lord Siddarameswara Swamy belonged to the Kulla Kadigi community and was not only a spiritual leader but also a renowned poet of his times. He wrote his poetry in Kannada.

The temple premises also have holy shrines of Lord Ramlingeswara, Bhuteswar, Keshavraj, Ram and Datta Swami. The temple is of much importance for those who believe in the concept of life after death. The philosophy sought of the temple is explained as that a noble and socially useful life saves the human being from re-birth. The life is eternal. A good human being who served humanity will live on forever.

Siddheshwar and Ratneshwar Temple is a live example of beautiful architecture of historical period. The intricate and magnificent carvings of mythological characters on the walls of the temple grab the attention of the tourists and devotees at once. The temple was developed to celebrate the process of the evolution of Shaivism sect and its integration in the main society. Shaivism is also known by the name of Veerashaiva as respect and tribute to Lord Siddheshwar.

The temple also experiences the great festival known as Shri Siddheshwar festival every year which is held in the month of June and July. Many devotees and tourist could be seen during the time of festival enjoying and celebrating each moment of it. There is also a special Prasadam distributed every day at the temple during the festivities which is very delicious and mouth-watering.

Siddheshwar and Ratneshwar Temple is open all around the year to explore. The temple complex can be visited during timings 5:00 AM – 11:45 AM and 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.