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Saas Bahu Temple-Fortress Charm

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A 9th century sanctum, the Saas-Bahu sanctuary in the fortress charms the lovers as well as the guests with its masterful esteem. Despite the fact that the name shows an association, these sanctuaries are not committed to Sas (relative) and Bahu (little girl in-law) yet rather a well known induction of Sahastra-bahu, another name of the 'thousand-equipped' Lord Vishnu. These are two temples situated adjacent to each other and are decorated with impeccable carvings and sculptures.

These sanctuaries are arranged adjoining each other and are comparative in style. The bigger one is extravagantly embellished with lovely carvings and models of the divinity. The top of the bigger sanctuary is enhanced with a brilliant lotus. The sanctuary gets its name from "Sahastrabahu" which depicts a man with a thousand hands, i.e., Lord Vishnu. According to the legends, the spouse of the ruler of Kachchhwaha tradition was an aficionado of Lord Vishnu while her girl in-law loved Lord Shiva. In this way, in the long run two sanctuaries were build, one after the another.

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Madhya Pradesh, India
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses
Time people usually spend here:
1 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
26.2236000°N, 78.1703000°E
Distance from Gwalior city center to Saas Bahu Temple
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Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Thursday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday: Closed

Saturday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Read traveller's reviews about Saas Bahu Temple..

Overall Rating:4.3

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"Saas Bahu ka Mandir is actually called Sahastra Bahu Mandir. It means thousands of hands of God Vishnu. This temple has 3 side opening but 4rth side is closed. Very nice place to visit."
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"Amazing stone build n temple they built was incredible. But no worship idle inside. Can be visited to see art."
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"Saas Bahu Ka Mandir on Gwalior Fort is one of the beautiful place for tourism attraction.. this is made of stones and the design is great.. must visit place in Gwalior City.."
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"Amazing piece of art and history. Few places where history and modernity co-exist!!"
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"Awesome 1000 BC temple, that is 1000 years OLD. Watch the awesome carvings and view of Gwalior. TIP: Go by car and call by phone at the traffic kiosk at entry and exit of the Fort complex as the hilly road allows just one vehicle at one time."

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