Gnana Saraswati Temple, Basar
Telangana , Adilabad
Gnana Saraswati Temple is a temple dedicated to Goddess Saraswati located on the banks of Godavar River at Basar, Telangana. It is one of the two famous Saraswati temples in India, the other being in Jammu & Kashmir. Besides the idol of Saraswati there is also an idol of Goddess Lakshmi. The temple has a separate shrine for Goddess Kali, which is located very near to the main temple. As the temple has the presence of Goddess Saraswati, Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Mahakali, the temple is called as Divine Trinity.
According to the legends, after the Kurukshetra war, Sage Vyas and his disciples decided to settle down in a cool and serene atmosphere. Sage Vyas came to Dandaka forest and selected the region as his abode. Sage Vyas spent most of his time in prayers, therefore, the place came to known as "Vasars" and later it was turned into Basara.
Gnana Saraswati Temple is built in South Indian style of architecture. The structural designs of Gnana Saraswati Temple dates back to the Chalukya period. The unique feature of the temple is that there are no carvings. The presiding deity is in a seated position with a Veena in hand and bedecked with turmeric.
Timings : The temple is open from 4:00 AM to 12:30 PM and from 2:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Devotees are advised to dress appropriately.
Telangana State has long been a meeting place for diverse languages and cultures and often called as South of North and North of South. It is also known for its Ganga-Jamuna Tehzeeb and the capital Hyderabad as a miniature India. The Telangana culture is a mixture of Telugu traditions and Persian traditions from the Mughals and Nizams.Telangana is a great place for arts and crafts with many astounding handicrafts.
Gnana Saraswati Temple, Mudhole Mandal, Adilabad district, Basar, Telangana 504101
Gnana Saraswati Temple is well connected by rail and road. Cab services and buses are easily accessible.
Rudrabhishekam is performed every day in early morning at the time of Brahma Muhurtham.
Devotees can sponsor Annadanam.
Akshara abyasam, a traditional religious ceremony is performed in the temple in which the child is given the initiation of education before they start their formal school education.