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Sas Bahu Temple, Gwalior

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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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  • A little away from the main Gwalior fort area stand the imposing twin temples of Saas (mother-in-law) and Bahu (daughter-in-law) built sometime in the 14th century. Both are Vishnu temples. The temple...  more »
  • Beautiful temples, where it is possible to climb to the first floor by a small stone stairway and admire the structure of the whole (if l we don't suffer too much is Vertigo, because it has no barrier!). Nice view of the town and the fort.
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  • Two temples that are within the fort walls. Beautiful sculptures in both the temples mainly in the inside of the temple. The outside structure is also very beautiful  more »