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Gnana Saraswati Temple, Basar , Telangana

The Gnana Saraswathi Temple at Basara situated on the banks of river Godavari, Adilabad,
Telangana,India. The Temple about 40 kms from Nizambad district. There is only two famous Gnana
Sarswathi temples in India one is the Gnana Saraswati temple at Basara and another one in Jammu &
Kashmir. The Gnana Saraswathi temple is established in during kings dynasty Chalukyas.

Following to the Hindu Mythology Saraswathi is the diety of edification. In Hindu ritual each childrens
ahead of combination the school and most of the students look for the blessings of the Goddes
Saraswathi. “Education is a stable benefit to take delivery of future or divinity”. So that pupils in large
scale perform “Education is a permanent asset to receive or lead a rosy future or devinity”. Here is the
large no of peoples come to the famous of perform Aksharabyasam.

Basara, is a famous temple for Goddess Saraswathi(Goddesses of Learning), is a village situated on the
banks of river Godavari. It is one among the two oldest temples dedicated to Goddess Saraswathi in
India (the other is in Jammu&Kashmir). Saraswathi Devi is regarded as "Gnana Dayini", the one who
bestows knowledge and wisdom. The temple at Basar is also the abode of Goddess Lakshmi and Kali, but
the presiding deity is 'Gnana Saraswathi Devi. Saraswathi is the Hindu Goddess of knowledge and

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Children are brought here for the ceremony of Akshara puja to start their education with the blessings
of the Goddess of Knowledge.The Vedavathi Sila, the Ashtateertha are other places of interest around
Basar. Thousands of devotees bath in the river Godavari & seek the blessings of the Goddess during the
Mahashivarathri, Dassera navratris and Vasantha panchami.

Sri Gnana Saraswathi Devi Temple is arranged on the banks of waterway Godavari at Basar, a statistics
town in Adilabad region, Telangana. The Prime divinity of this temple is Goddess Saraswathi, the
goddess of information and learning. There is additionally a symbol of Goddess Lakshmi, who is next to
the divinity of Goddess Saraswathi. Sri Gnana Saraswathi Devi Temple likewise has a different hallowed
place for Goddess Mahakali, which is found extremely close to the Main temple. As the temple belongs
to Goddess Saraswathi, Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Mahakali, the temple is called as Divine Trinity.

Special poojas and celebrations are held at the temple during Maha Sivarathri, beginning 15 days before
(Vasantha Panchami) and continuing 3 days after the festival. Devi Navarathrulu is celebrated for ten
days during Dasara. 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

According to the mythology,after the great war of Kurukshetra,Maharshi Veda Vyas decided to chose a
peaceful place to perform Tapas and while looking out one for such, he had chosen this place and due to
the several years of worship Goddess Saraswathi Devi turned upon and as per his wish she became
swayambu in Vasara Temple and further blessing the devotees here.

There is a temple for Vyasa bhagawan adjacent to the main temple.And upon the small hill,situated is
the Vyasa cave,where Mahrshi performed years of worship.and Goddess is believed to have appeared
and blessed him in the same place.The cave is so congested to enter into and is highly difficult.

Sri Gnana Saraswathi surrounding Temples :

Mahankali Temple Vyasa Mandir, Vyasa Guha, Vedavathi Shila, Dathathreya Temple, Shivalayam is
situated at bank of Godavari River.and Kuntala Waterfalls nearby Basara.

How to Reach Basara Sri Gnana Saraswathi Temple:

By Bus: APSRTC buses runs regular from major cities Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Nizamabad and Warangal.

By Train: The close railway station is Basara.

By Air: The nearest airport is Hyderabad (145Km), Nanded (110Km).