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Basar Saraswati Temple, Adilabad

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Gnana Saraswati Temple is a Hindu temple of Goddess Saraswati located on the banks of Godavari River at Basar, Telangana, India. It is one of the two famous Saraswati temples in India, the other being in Jammu & Kashmir. Saraswati is the Hindu Goddess of knowledge and learning. Children are brought to the temple for the learning ceremony called as Akshara abyasam.Basar is a census town in the Adilabad district in the state of Telangana. It is about 30km from Bhainsa,15.5km from Dharmabad, 34.8km from Nizamabad, 70km from Nirmal, and 205km from Hyderabad.OriginAccording to some myth, Maharishi Vyas and his disciples and sage Viswamitra decided to settle down in a cool and serene atmosphere after the Kurukshetra War. In the quest for a peaceful abode, he came to Dandaka forest and, pleased with serenity of the region, selected this place. Since Maharishi Vyasa spent considerable time in prayers, the place was then called "Vasara" and turned into Basara due to the influence of the Marathi language in the region.
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  • Temple is good. There is no information Kiosk. If you buy a ticket worth Rs.1000 you will be allowed to perform your Aksharabhyasam in the main temple premises. If you buy a ticket of Rs. 100 you have...  more »
  • Luckily when I went there was hardly any rush.. so it was easy for darshan and could spend peaceful time inside the temple. A place for small children akshyarabhayasam.. Vyasa gruha is a must visit ne...  more »
  • Hindu temple of Goddess Saraswati (knowledge) located on the banks of Godavari River. It is one of famous Saraswati temples in India.. Children are brought to the temple for the learning ceremony Aksh...  more »