Sas Bahu Temple, GwaliorCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, 474001, India
- Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +91-7514040777
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Architecture
About Sas Bahu Temple, Gwalior
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’.
How To reach Sas Bahu Temple by Public Transport
- The nearest railway station is the Gwalior Train Junction.
- The nearest airport is the Maharajpur Air force Base Airport.
Restaurants Near Sas Bahu Temple
- Delhi Parathewala
- Jain Restaurant
- Chotiwala Restaurant
- Indian Coffee House
- Swaad Restaurant
- Blue Fox
- Amber Garden Café
- Silver Saloon
- Kebab Corner
- Chowpal Restaurant
- Quality Restaurant
- Param Restaurant
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Things to Know Before Visiting Sas Bahu Temple
95% of people who visit Gwalior include Sas Bahu Temple in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
39.82% of people start their Sas Bahu Temple visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Sas Bahu Temple
91.01% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sas Bahu Temple
Sas Bahu Temple, Gwalior Reviews
This temple is also called saas bahu ka mandir. Drinking water is available. Guards are very polite. In the last part, noise of bats and their smell can be felt.
Nice ancient temple, mughals attempted to destroy it. But still in a shape to give idea about temples of that time. Must visit if you are in Gwalior
The temple of Sahasrabahu, built in 1093 AD, is the second ancient historical monument of Gwalior Fort. It is established as a group of two temples in the east corner of the fort. It was built by the Kachwaha King Mahipal. This temple is dedicated to Lord Sahastrabahu Vishnu. It is said that its peak was 100 feet high but later both of its peak and sanctuary were destroyed. Yet its glory can be seen in its terrace, and the sculpture painted on the outer and inner walls. Due to conversion, it was later called the temple of Saas-Bahu.
Great symmetrical construction. Good view of the city.
Amazing temple it is know as saas bahu ka mandir it is situated at Gwalior fort amazing architecture you all must visit it Information of this temple is given there but in this temple some smell is there of bats but still good there are 2 temples one small and one big seen from saas bahu ka mandir is amazing.