Basara Temple: Gnana Saraswati Temple in Basar, Telangana

Basar Temple Saraswati Devi

Basar Temple Saraswati Devi

Basara Temple is a Hindu temple of Goddess Saraswati located on the banks of Godavari River at Basar, Telangana state.

Basara Saraswati Temple is one of the two famous Saraswati temples in India, the other being in Jammu & Kashmir. Saraswati is the Hindu Goddess of knowledge and learning. Children are brought to the temple for the learning ceremony called as Akshara abyasam.

The origin and the history or the legend of Saraswati Temple, Basar, dates back to the period of Sage Veda Vyasa who performed penance at the river banks of Godavari.

Significance of the Temple

These are the presiding deities of Basar today. Despite the presence of the trinity,the temple is dedicated to Goddess Saraswathi.

Children are brought here for the ceremony of Aksharabhyasam (Vidhyarambham – Akshara puja) to start their education with the blessings of the Goddess of Knowledge.

The Vedavathi Sila, the Ashtateertha are other places of interest around Basar. Thousands of devotees bath in the river Godavari & seek the blessings of the Goddess during the Mahashivarathri, Dassera navratris and Vasantha panchami.

Other Temples Near by…

Here is the list of places to visit near Basar apart from Sri Gnana Sarawathi Devi Temple.

  1. Sri Mahankali Temple
  2. Sri Dattatreya Temple
  3. Lord Shiva temple at river Godavari bank

Important festivals celebrated at the temple..

  1. Vasantha Pachami
  2. Maha Shivarathri
  3. Vyasa Pournima
  4. Dasara Navarathri (Sharan Navaratri)

Basar Temple Address..

The Executive Officer
Sri Gnana Saraswathi Devasthanam,
Basara, Village,   Mudhole – Mandal.
Adilabad. Pin – 504101,
Andhra Pradesh,
India.

Basar Devasthanam Phone number – (91) 08752 – 243503

Executive Officer (Office) – (91) 08752 – 243550

E.O (Home) – (91) 08752 – 243903

If you would like to make a general donation, or donate to a scheme in particular, you can send the amount through an International Money Order or Demand Draft favoring

“The Executive  Officer, Sri Gnana Saraswathi Devasthanam Basara, payable at State Bank of Hyderabad , Basara, Telangana “

OR

“The Executive  Officer, Sri Gnana Saraswathi Devasthanam, Basara, Andhra Bank, Nizamabad Branch, Telangana”

Kindly do write your name, gotra, address and the scheme you wish to donate on the backside of the Draft.

(Note: Devotees who are sending Demand Drafts, payable at State Bank of Hyderabad, Basara, Kindly mention the the name of the state as Andhra Pradesh.  As there is another town Basar in Haryana, DD’s are erroneously drawn payable at Haryana state Basara town).

The International Money Orders / Demand Drafts/Cheques can be sent to:

The Executive Officer
Sri Gnana Saraswathi Devasthanam,
Basara, Village,   Mudhole – Mandal.
Adilabad. Pin – 504101,
Telangana,
India.

Other Temples in Basara

NOTE: ALL THE DONATIONS TO THE TEMPLE ARE EXEMPTED FROM INCOME TAX UNDER SECTION 80(G)

List of Sevas and the prices:
 Seva Price
Abhishekham

Rs.100

Ashtothara Kumkumarchana

Rs.20

Aksharabhyasam (Special Pooja)

Rs. 500

Akshrabhyasam

Rs.50

Odi Biyyam ( Offering Rice grains with turmeric)

Rs.10

Sri Satya Narayana Swamy Pooja

Rs.50

Coconut

Re.1

Offering Saree to Devi ( Saree not included)

Rs.100

Tying Bell ( Devoutees tie bells at the premises either while making a wish or when fulfilled)

Rs.5

Tying Mudupu  ( Devoutees offer mudupu at the premises  while making a wish)

Rs.5

Upanayanam

Rs.100

Pallaki Seva  ( Palanquin service to Devi)

Rs.50

Vaahana Pooja ( Vehicle pooja)

  1. Two Wheeler
  2.  Four Wheeler (Car/Jeep etc.)
  3. Heavy Motor Vehicle (Bus, Lorry, Tractor etc.)
  1. Rs.50
  2. Rs.100
  3. Rs.125

Shashwata Bala Bhoga Prasadam (For More Details Click Here)

Rs.1001

Shashwata Kumkumarchana (For More Details Click Here)

Rs.1016

Anaa Daanam ( Free Meals) (For More Details Click Here)

  1. Maharaja Poshaka
  2. Poshaka
  3.  Memeber
  1. Rs. 10,116
  2. Rs. 5,116
  3. Rs.1,116

Shashwatha Pooja Abhishekham (For More Details Click Here)

Rs.1116

Vyasa Guha Entrance

Rs.2

 

Tickets are issued at the counter situated at the Temple premises. There is no E-ticket facility.

Above prices are for the service only. Materials like saree, coconut, abhishekham requirements, rice grains for Odi Biyyam , Kum Kum  etc. are NOT provided by the temple. Devoutees must bring with them.

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12 Comments

  1. Someshwar Rao says:

    Basara is well connected with Road and Rail routes.
    By Air : Nearest airport is Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. From Hyderabad one can choose to travel by Bus, Train or by hiring a private taxi.

    By Train : Basara has a Rail railway station between Secunderbad Junction – Mudkhed Junction (via Kamareddy, Nizamabad.)

    By Road : Number of Andhra Pradesh Road Transport Buses ( APSRTC) are available from Hyderabad Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station ( Imliban Bus station) and from Jubilee Bus Station (JBS Secunderabad)

    List of trains and their schedule to Basar.

    Note: Information provided may be out dated and need update. Kindly visit the Indian railways web site for the latest.

    Click Here to view Train Schedule

    Click here to view trains from Nanded to Basar
    TRAIN NO

    TRAIN NAME

    7058

    DEVAGIRI EXP

    707

    PARBHANI – NIZAMABAD PASS

    708

    NIZAMABAD – NANDED PASS

    703

    NANDED-NIZAMABAD

    704

    NIZAMABAD-NANDED PASS

    582

    NIZAMABAD – MUDKHED PASS

    557

    NIZAMABAD – NANDED PASS

    558

    NANDED – NIZAMABAD PASS

    Station

    Telephone Numbers

    Centralised enquiry about arrival and departure of trains at Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Kacheguda and Begumpet.

    131

    Centralised reservation enquiry about Accommodation availability and Confirmation for all classes at Secunderabad

    135
    1345 (IVRS)*

    IVRS for train enquiry at Secunderabad

    1331 (English)
    1332 (Hindi)
    1333 (Telugu)

    Vijayawada

    131
    136 (IVRS)
    135
    133
    578955

    577775

    Guntakal

    131

    (Note: Kindly reconfirm the train numbers and the destinations with the proper railway authorities. Web site is not responsible for an misinformation)
    BUS Transport
    Number of APSRTC buses, as frequent as every half-hour, are available from Imliban Bus station (MGBS), Hyderabad and Jubilee bustation, Secunderabad, Nizamabad and Bhainsa.
    Contact APSRTC for a detailed Schedule.
    APSRTC Enquiry phone numbers:

    040 – 23434268 General Enquiry
    040 – 23434280 General Enquiry
    040 – 24618685 General Enquiry
    040 – 23434264 General Enquiry
    040 – 24613955 and 040 – 23434269 – Reservation Enquiry.
    From Maharashtra busses run from Nanded, Bhokar, Hadi Gaon and Mudhkhed.
    (Note: Kindly reconfirm the phone numbers with the proper APSRTC authorities. Web site is not responsible for an misinformation)

  2. Divya says:

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  6. Bankim says:

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  11. Varsha says:

    Which type of material I can bring with me for aksharabhayasam pooja.