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Basara Temple – Basara Gnana Saraswati Temple

Basara Gnana Saraswati Temple is located 34 km from Nizamabad and is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati. Basara Temple is famous for Aksharabhyasam – initiation of children into the world of learning and letters. The shrine is the abode of Goddess Saraswati, Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Kali.

Legend has it that after the Kurukshetra war in the Mahabharata, Sage Vyasa lived in the spot where the present-day Basara temple stands. Then it was part of the Dandakaranya forest.

Sage Vyasa used to perform his morning and evening prayers in the Godavari River here. He used to make murtis of Goddess Saraswathi, Lakshmi and Kali from mud and used to offer prayers to them.
The presence of the Holy Trinity made the region a great spiritual center from ancient times.

Today, Basara Temple is one of the rare temples where Goddess Saraswati is the main deity.

Thousands of children are initiated into the world of knowledge and learning here especially during Vasant Panchami and Navratri.

The most important festivals in the shrine are Vasant Panchami, Navratri and Mahashivratri.

Basara Temple Timings

Temple opens daily at 4:00 AM
4:00 AM to 4:30 AM – Pujas and rituals
4:30 AM to 7:30 AM – Abhishekam, Alankarana, Aarti and Prasadam
7:30 AM to 12:00 PM – Archana, Sarva Darshan, Aksharabhyasam and other pujas
12:00 PM to 12:30 PM – Naivedya and Aarti
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM – Temple Remains closed
2:00 PM to 6:30 PM – Archana, Sarva Darshan, Aksharabhyasam and other pujas.
6:30 PM to 7:00 PM – Pradosha Puja
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM – Maha Aarti and Darshanam

8:30 PM Temple is closed.