Divine in Nirmal

India, also considered as the land of temples has a unique legend associated with each of its temples which lends a mythical charm for them. One such temple in India is that of Gnana Saraswathi at Basar which holds a prominent place. Basar is located on the banks of Godavari River, 34 km from the district headquarters of Nizamabad, very close to Maharashtra border in the North Telangana region.

This temple is an abode of Goddess Saraswathi, Goddess Lakshmi and Kali considered as the Holy Trinity. Legends says that Veda Vyasa, his followers and sage Suka had desired to stay at in a serene environment after the Kurukshetra War. Searching for a peaceful abode, they then moved into the Dandakaranya forest and finally chose this place owing to peaceful climate. Maharishi Vyasa was known for performing his regular ablutions in the Godavari river. Each day after this process he used to get sand in fists and made them into images of Goddess Saraswathi, Lakshmi and Kali by means of his mystic power and offered prayers. The place derives its name from Vyasa and called Vasar or Basar (Basara in local dialect). It is also considered to be among the three temples created near the holy confluence of the Manjira and Godavari Rivers by the Ashtrakutas. A Karnataka king by the name Bijialudu reportedly constructed the current temple at Basar.

Basar is an ideal destination for performing "Akshara Abhyasam" where children perform a ceremonial start before starting formal school education. The Puja begins at the temple daily at 4 am while Alankarana starts at 5 am in a pious atmosphere. The temple is flocked by devotees all round the year especially during Maha Shivaratri, Devi Navarathrulu. The temple can be reached by bus and train from Hyderabad (205 km away) and Nizamabad.

  • How to Reach
  • Temple Timings
  • Where to eat
  • Shopping
  • Where to stay
  • Emergency
  • Contact

Basara is located at a distance of 107 km from Adilabad and is easily accessible through Hyderabad-Nizamabad route.

04:00 AM to 08:30 PM

There are many options for accommodation including Haritha Hotel Basara which offers quality food for tourists visiting this destination.

Tourists can buy many puja related items, divine literature, locally made handicrafts and other items here.

Haritha Hotel Basara is an ideal option for accommodation to tourists visiting this region with its well maintained rooms and other host of amenities.

Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Adilabad
Nh 7, main Road, Adilabad Town, Adilabad, Telangana 504001
08732-220036, 220521

Sri Rama Nursing Home
Bhuktapur, Adilabad, Telangana 504001

Phone number
08752 - 243503