Sas Bahu Temple, Gwalior
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Sas Bahu Temple, Gwalior - Address, Phone Number
Address: Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, 474001, India
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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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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Wonderful indian Architecture and has a superb stone carving on columns and beams . Roof structure has been carved with superior quality labour. It is located near at the Man Singh Palace. No words for appreciation. 😊
Beautiful, intricately carved and designed temples perched at a location which offers a great view of the town. Is a good place to spend some time at in the evening. In summers, consider going early morning or late evening. Tickets are available only at jehangir Mahal
Historical, Peaceful & Very Beautiful famous place under Gwalior Fort. This is a combination of two temples perhaps in the Hoysala style. These temples are popular as "Saas Bahu ka Mandir” among localities.
Beautiful couple of temple, bigger one for Saas and smaller one for Bahu.
It's a beautiful place. The detailing artwork makes it a masterpiece.
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