Shahastrabahu Temple, Gwalior

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The magnificent twin-temple complex of Shahastrabahu Temple displays rare architectural brilliance with masterfully carved facades. Built in 1092 on a 32x22 m (104 x 72 ft) base, the temple sits on the banks of lotus-covered Lake Bagela, offering a scenic view of the city of Gwalior. Not in use for worship, the site offers serenity without rituals or festivities. Roam around freely and admire the masterfully carved edifice, including idols of Saraswati, Brahma, and the 1,000-armed Lord Vishnu. Enhance your visit by hiring a guide on site to explain the images and painstakingly restored architecture. Add Shahastrabahu Temple to your Gwalior travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Gwalior trip planner .
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  • On the outskirts of Nagda you have to visit these ancient temples, in ruins (9th century) of SAS and BAHU (known as the temples of the mother-in-law and daughter-in-law ... and the quarrelsome story that is handed down is long to tell).) In fact, it is a Hindu shrine dedicated to the god Sri Visnu (the one with many hands), with extraordinary architecture, adorned with sculptures, bas-reliefs, reliefs, embroidery, decorations and details of impressive artistic value, many chiseled, carved, Perforated. But the attraction, curious and itchy, is the representation of couples of lovers and the captivating erotic tablets of which are adorned the walls of the temple of the "daughter" an explicit and detailed kamasutra; and here the fantasy could lead us to speculate if the end was, mutually, indoctrination for the young bride (which is bold but also "laudable") or on the contrary, a wicked "insulting" qualification. Admission is free.
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  • beautiful Hindu temple that should be seen during the stop in Gwalior (city that I reached by train coming from Agra) and that represents the typical Hindu architecture. The temple is dedicated to the Gospel God and is preserved very well
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  • After going to Gwalior Fort, climb a little higher and visit these two temples adjacent to each other... that of the mother-in-law and the woman... that differentiates between them, you must judge for yourself...
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  • Awesome place,really clean. The structures are beautiful with great architecture. Just don't visit during peak hours or on holidays if u just want to sit and enjoy the place and the beautiful view in peace. Ticket price is nominal rs25. U can get tickets from the ticket counter near mansingh palace.... Love it
  • Awesome place,really clean. The structures are beautiful with great architecture. Just don't visit during peak hours or on holidays if u just want to sit and enjoy the place and the beautiful view in peace. Ticket price is nominal rs25. U can get tickets from the ticket counter near mansingh palace.
  • Simply a breathtaking spot, temples were originally dedicated to Vishnu and Shiva. This spot is located on the edge of Gwalior Fort offering a breathtaking view of the city below. Also, a car can take you right up to this spot and is generally a very peaceful spot especially in the early morning. Most sculptures were destroyed in the Middle Ages but you can still make out the amazing skills involved by the stonemasons of that time.
  • Can b an amazing experience for the ones who love historical places, their architecture.. I have been there thrice during last decade but I love it each time I go. The view of the whole city from the highest point here, is awesome..
  • Beautiful peaceful place. Architecture is also very good. Airflow in the big temple is very pleasing. You must visit these buildings if you are planning to go to Gwalior Fort. Panoramic View of Gwalior city is mesmerising.
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