Sri Gnana Saraswathi Temple, Basara

Gnana Saraswati Temple (Telugu: శ్రీ జ్ఞాన సరస్వతి దేవస్థానము) 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 within the Indian subcontinent, the alternative being Sharada Peeth. Saraswati is the Hindu Goddess of understanding and mastering. Children are added to the temple for the learning rite referred to as as Akshara abyasam.

Consistent with Mahabharatha, Maharishi Vyas and his disciples and sage Viswamitra determined to settle down in a groovy and serene surroundings after the Kurukshetra war. Within the quest for a peaceful domicile, he got here to Dandaka forest and, thrilled with serenity of the area, decided on this location. Considering Maharishi Vyasa spent enormous time in prayers, the region became then referred to as “Vasara” and turned into Basara because of the affect of the Marathi language in this region.It is also believed that this temple is one of the 3 temples constructed near the confluence of the Manjira and Godavari rivers. Traditionally, ‘Bijialudu’ a Karnataka king, who dominated the province of Nandagiri with Nanded as his capital inside the sixth century, built the temple at Basara. In the 17th century, the idols of the temple were reinstated by using a chieftain of Nandagiri (Nanded) subsequent to destruction due to Muslim invaders.

Many pilgrims come to Gnana Saraswati Temple Basar to carry out the “Akshara abhyasam” ceremony for the youngsters before they start formal school schooling. The kids carry out the exercising of letters, and commit books, pens, pencils notebooks to the goddess of information. The Puja on the temple begins at 4 am in morning with Abhishekam which incorporates on for an hour. At 5 o’clock they start the Alankarana whereby the brand new sarees are adorned to the goddesses. The complete atmosphere could be very pious and pure. At 6 am, within the rays of the morning sun, the aarti starts on the temple and then the prasadam is given to the devotees. Special poojas and celebrations are held on the temple at some stage in Maha Shivaratri, starting 15 days before (Vasantha Panchami) and persevering with 3 days after the festival. Devi Navarathrulu is well known for ten days all through Dasara. The temple also has a Mahakali idol located at the 1st floor very close to to the primary temple. Devotees regularly go to the close by mountain which has an Idol of Goddess Saraswati at the top of the rock. The image of Lakshmi stands besides the Goddess Saraswati inside the sanctum sanctorum. Because of the presence of Saraswati, Lakshmi and Kali, Basara is taken into consideration as the abode of the divine trinity.

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How to reach

  • By Road: The temple is located about 210 kilometers (via road) from Hyderabad. It is well connected by district buses, run by TSRTC. The nearest railway station to the temple is Basar Railway Station, located about 2.4 km away.Hyderabad-Basara:210 Kms,Nizamabad-Basara:35 Kms, Nirmal-Basara:72 Kms.
  • By Train: Basara has a Rail head between Secunderbad Jn – Mudkhed Jn (via Nizamabad).
  • By Air: Nearest airport is Hyderabad. Hyderabad is well connected from all cities of India.
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  • Nearest airport is Hyderabad
  • Nearest railway station is Basara 
  • Nearest bus station is Basara 
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