Sas Bahu TempleCurrently Closed
- Address: Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, 474001, India
- 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
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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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Sas Bahu Temple, Gwalior Reviews
Awsome place to visit with friends and family.... Full view of gwalior city.... Can go there alone if u want to find peace in urself....
Sas-Bahu Temple - A 9th-century shrine, Sas-Bahu temple in the fort allures not only the devotees but also the tourists with its artistic value. Despite what its name may suggest, these temples are not dedicated to Sas (mother-in-law) and Bahu (daughter-in-law) but rather the short form of Shashtra Bahu, another name of Lord Vishnu. These temples situated adjacent to each other and the larger one is elaborately decorated with beautiful carvings and sculptures. The roof of the larger temple is adorned with a marvelous lotus carving which is very fascinating. These ancient temples display exceptional architectural brilliance and are a perfect destination for pious people.
Near the Gwalior Fort and dedicated to Vishnu in his Padmanabha form, like most Hindu and Jain temples in this region, it is mostly in ruins and was badly damaged from numerous invasions and Hindu-Muslim wars in the region. It was built in 1093 by King Mahipala of the Kachchhapaghata dynasty, according to an inscription found in the larger of the twin temple. The twin temples are situated in the Gwalior Fort.
Amazing architecture and design. Awesome place, a must visit. Also feasible for amazing photographs
Sasbahu Temple, also called the Sas-Bahu Mandir, Sas-Bahu Temples, Sahastrabahu Temple or Harisadanam temple, is an 11th-century twin temple in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India.Near the Gwalior Fort and dedicated to Vishnu in his Padmanabha form, like most Hindu and Jain temples in this region, it is mostly in ruins and was badly damaged from numerous invasions and Hindu-Muslim wars in the region.It was built in 1093 by King Mahipala of the Kachchhapaghata dynasty, according to an inscription found in the larger of the twin temple. The twin temples are situated in the Gwalior Fort.