Sas Bahu Temple

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, 474001, India
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  • Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-7514040777
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Architecture

The Sas Bahu Temple or Sahastra Bahu Temple is situated in the east of Gwalior City and was built by King Mahipala of Kachhapaghata in the 11th century. This is a part of the Gwalior Fort and is considered as one of the finest examples of architecture here.

The whole temple has three openings mainly whereas the fourth one is closed currently. Every part of the temple is adorned with exquisite carvings and sculptures of various gods and goddesses. The most remarkable are four idols of Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Goddess Saraswati. The original temple was completely built of limestone which eroded over time giving rise to a controversy on whether the temple was a Hindu or a Jain one. Later the limestone was completely taken off and the temple was renovated.

The name Sas-Bahu is not literally what it sounds like. It has no natural relation with a Mother-in-law and her daughter-in-law but the name is the short form of the word ‘Sahastrabahu’ which is referred to Lord Vishnu with thousand hands. This is basically a combination of two temples. There is a tale behind this. It is said that the wife of the King Kachhapaghata was a devotee of Lord Vishnu and later when her daughter-in-law came to the family she was a worshipper of Lord Shiva, so another temple beside the former one was built to worship Lord Shiva so the temples together are called as ‘Sas-Bahu’.

  • The nearest railway station is the Gwalior Train Junction.
  • The nearest airport is the Maharajpur Air force Base Airport.

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  • Sas Bahu Temple Address: Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, 474001, India
  • Sas Bahu Temple Contact Number: +91-7514040777
  • Sas Bahu Temple Timing: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Sas Bahu Temple Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Sas Bahu Temple(preferred time): 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Sas Bahu Temple: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 92.52% of people who visit Gwalior include Sas Bahu Temple in their plan

  • 31.03% of people start their Sas Bahu Temple visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Sas Bahu Temple

Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sas Bahu Temple

People normally club together Koteshwar and Gopachal Parvat while planning their visit to Sas Bahu Temple.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • It is a very historical place ..... Present in the Gwalior fort ... It consists of one big and one small temple commonly known as sahs - bahu temple .... the temple is well structured and well maintained as well .... for entering in this temple u should have to buy a ticket from the ticket counter .

  • Nice Place to visit here if you visit Gwalior first time as this is the Famous place in Gwalior also there is some old thought is which says if YOu Visist Sas-Bahut Temple if you say "Sas Badi Kaya Bahu" will answer ComeBack As Sas as Sas is First called and if you Say "Bahu Badi kaya Sad" Will aswer Come back Bahu But i couldn't experience if anybody experience this kindly like or comment my this review

  • One of the great architecture can be seen here easily.

  • Pair of two temples ( Bigger & Smaller - Saas & Bahu). Also name comes from vishnu bhagwan , Sahstra Bahu (thousand Arms) Nice and Beautiful

  • Offers lovely view of historical city of Gwalior. This pic is clicked from the street below .. ...

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