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Sas Bahu Temple, Gwalior

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web
Sited on an ancient hill fort, Sas Bahu Temple is known for its delicate carvings as one of the utmost architectural achievements in the area. Notice the carved idols of Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, and Saraswati in the doorway of the larger temple and elaborate lotus carvings on its roof. Legend has it that these two shrines were built one after another by a queen mother (saas) who worshiped Lord Vishnu and her daughter-in-law (bahu) who worshiped Lord Shiva. The name of the site might also be derived from Sahastra Bahu, which means a man with a thousand hands (Lord Vishnu). The 11th century temple was completely restored as a Hindu temple, though some had considered it to be a Jain temple. The area offers scenic views of the city of Gwalior. Plan your Sas Bahu Temple visit and explore what else you can see and do in Gwalior using our Gwalior family vacation planner.
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  • Interesting story behind its construction. Similar to other temples. Lovely views and a sense of peace and quiet in the grounds. 
  • Sas Bahu Temple is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. Within a five minutes drive from the Gwalior Fort, this temple complex is a must see destination! The walls and exterior are filled with intricat...  read more »
  • If you are visiting Gwalior Fort you must visit the Temple. One more jewel in what is the magnificent display of India's history and culture. 
  • Amazing stone build n temple they built was incredible. But no worship idle inside. Can be visited to see art.
  • Saas Bahu Ka Mandir on Gwalior Fort is one of the beautiful place for tourism attraction.. this is made of stones and the design is great.. must visit place in Gwalior City..
  • Amazing piece of art and history. Few places where history and modernity co-exist!!
  • Awesome 1000 BC temple, that is 1000 years OLD. Watch the awesome carvings and view of Gwalior. TIP: Go by car and call by phone at the traffic kiosk at entry and exit of the Fort complex as the hilly road allows just one vehicle at one time.
  • Must Visit this place for exceptional architecture and a birds eye view of Gwalior city. This monumental structure though needs a better care as there place inside is habitat of bats!
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