By Swami Harshananda
Siddhāśrama is the place where Vāmana 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.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore