Sas Bahu Temple238 Votes Currently Open
- 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
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
- The nearest railway station is the Gwalior Train Junction.
- The nearest airport is the Maharajpur Air force Base Airport.
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47.5% of people who visit Gwalior include Sas Bahu Temple in their plan
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