Basar or Basara Saraswathi temple is situated on the banks of River Godavari. It is a popular tourist and pilgrimage site because of the famous Saraswathi temple. The Basara temple in is a unique temple of Goddess Saraswati, the Hindu Goddess of Knowledge and Learning. Children are brought here to do the learning ceremony called Akshara Abyasam.
- Ideal Trip Duration: Half Day to Full Day
- Base Station: Basara, Nizamabad (35 Kms)
- Nearest City to Basara: Hyderabad (212 Kms)
- Best Time to Visit Basara: October to March
- Peak Season: January to February
- State: Telangana
Sri Gnana Saraswathi Temple Timings ( Daily ):
4:00 AM Temple Opens
4:00 AM to 4:30 AM Temple Pooja, Issuance of Abhishekham Tickets
4:30 AM to 7:30 AM Abhishekam, Alankarana, Harathi, Prasadam
7:30 AM to 12:00 Noon Archana and Sarva Darshan and other poojas
2:00 PM to 6:30 PM Archana and Sarva Darshan and other poojas
6:30 PM to 7:00 PM Devasthanam Pradosha Pooja
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Maha Harathi and Darshanam
Basara Temple Aksharabhyasam Timings:
Pooja Ticket Cost Timings:
Aksharabhyasam (Normal) Rs 100 7:30 AM to 6 PM
Aksharabhyasam (Special) Rs 1000 7:30 AM to 6 PM
Additional persons Rs 100/each 7:30 AM to 6 PM
Aksharabhyasam will be performed daily
Rs 100 ticket Aksharabhyasam will be performed in a hall Rs 1000 ticket Aksharabhyasam will be performed in front of Sri Gnana Saraswathi maa With one ticket one kid and mother & father are allowed For other persons Rs 100 extra per each person Need to carry Flowers Garlands – 2, Book – 1, Pen – 1, Slate – 4, Slate pencil – 2/3, Rice – twobowls, Coconut – 1, Pasupu & Kumkuma – one pack each.
The best time to visit Basara is from October to March. Accommodation is available with several temple guest houses and private lodges.
Sri Gnana Saraswathi Devasthanam
Basara, Village, Mudhole – Mandal.
Adilabad. Pin – 504101
At a distance of 35 km from Nizamabad, 158 km from Adilabad and 212 km from Hyderabad, Basara is a popular pilgrimage site located in Adilabad district of Telangana. This is also one of the top Places to visit in Telangana.
Basar or Basara is situated on the banks of River Godavari. It is a popular tourist and pilgrimage site because of the famous Saraswathi temple. The Basara temple in is a unique temple of Goddess Saraswati, the Hindu Goddess of Knowledge and Learning. Children are brought here to do the learning ceremony called Akshara Abyasam. It is believed to be one of the two oldest temples of Goddess Saraswathi in India, the other being located in Kashmir.
According to mytholpgy, Maharishi Vyas, his disciples and sage Viswamitra decided to settle down in a cool and serene atmosphere after the Kurukshetra War. In the quest for a peaceful abode, he came to Dandaka forest and pleased with serenity of the region, selected this place. Since Maharishi Vyasa spent considerable time in prayers, the place was then called ‘Vasara’ and turned into Basara due to the influence of the Marathi language in the region.
It is also considered to be one among the three temples created near the holy confluence of the Manjira and Godavari Rivers by the Rashtrakutas. A Karnataka king by the name Bijialudu reportedly constructed this ancient temple at Basar.
Sri Mahankali Temple, Sri Dattatreya Temple, Sri Vyasa Maharshi Guha, Sri Vedavathi Shila (Sri Vedavathi stone), Godavari river and Lord Shiva temple at river Godavari bank are the other attractions in Basara.