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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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  • This temple is 1400 years old. As per archives, 'Bijial' a Karnataka state ruler, hails from the province of Nandagiri alias Nanded as his capital in the sixth century, constructed the temple at Vasar...  read more »
  • I went in August 3rd week of 2016, was tensed as it was long weekend with Independence day falling on Monday, and my daugther's slate ceremony Muhurt falled on Sunday 14th August,Anyway i booked the h...  read more »
  • I have visited sarswathi temple with family and kids. It was a rush session. So i ended up spending whole day in rush and didnt get chance to see near by attractions like caves, lakes etc.