Temples in Basar
Gnana Saraswati Temple
Gnana Saraswati Temple is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge located on the banks of the Godavari River at Basar, Telangana. It is one of the two Saraswati temples and the other being is Sharada Peeth. The temple also has the idols of Goddess Lakshmi and Kali, according to history Sage Veda Vyasa after the Kurukshetra war was searching for peace and reached Basar located on the banks of River Godavari in Dandakaranya. He found this place very peaceful and so started meditating there, the Goddess ordered the sage to place three handfuls of sand at three places every day. Miraculously these sand drifts transformed into the idols of the divine trinity i.e., Saraswathi, Lakshmi and Kali. These are the presiding deities of Basar today.
Basar is a town located in the Nirmal district of the Indian state of Telangana. It is situated on the banks of the Godavari River and is known for its historical and religious significance. One of the main attractions in Basar is the Sri Gnana Saraswati Temple, dedicated to the Hindu goddess Saraswati. Festivals like Vasanth Panchami, Maha Shivaratri, Vijaya Dasami and Navarathri are popular celebrations, the best time to visit the place is March to July.