About Temple of Saraswati at Basara, Basar
The temple of Saraswati at Basara is one of the two famous Saraswati temples
in India, the other being in Kashmir. Legend has it that Sage Vyasa during
his stay here used to bring daily three handfuls of sand after a bath in
Godavari and kept it at place, which transformed as the images of Saraswati,
Lakshmi and Kali. However, according to Brahmandapuranam, Adikavi Valmiki
installed Saraswati and wrote Ramayana here. There is a marble image of
Valmiki and his samadhi near the temple. It is believed that this temple
is one of the three temples constructed near the confluence of Manjira and
Godavari rivers by Ashtrakutas.
How to reach Basar Temple?
- Bus : Buses available from Jubilee Bus station (Secunderabad) and
Mahatma Gandhi memorial bus station(Gawliguda) .
- Mahatma Gandhi Memorial bus station (Gawliguda): Reservation:040-
24734158, Enquiries:040- 24618685,040- 4614406, Alighting Point:
- Jubilee Bus Station: Enquiries & Reservations: 040-27802203