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Story Of Origin Of Basara Saraswati Temple

Gnana Saraswati Temple at Basara in Telangana in India is a rare temple exclusively dedicated to Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of art and learning. The story of the origin of Basara Saraswati Temple is associated with the Mahabharata.

As per the Brahmanda Purana, to find peace and solace after the gruesome Kurukshetra war in the Mahabharata, Sage Veda Vyasa and disciples came and settled at Vasara (present day Basara) in the Dhandaka forest.

One day after performing his morning pujas and rituals in the Godavari River, Sage Vyasa brought a fistful of clay from the river and molded it into an image of Goddess Saraswati.

It is also believed that to warn the future generation about the futility of jealously, enmity and war, Veda Vyasa dictated the Mahabharata to his scribe Lord Ganesha on the banks of Godavari River at Basara with murti of Goddess Saraswati as witness.

It is believed that Sage Vyasa merged in the Supreme Truth at Basara.