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Basar Saraswati Temple

Basar Saraswati Temple is situated on the banks of Godavari River in Adilabad District. Dedicated to Goddess Saraswati, the temple is located at a distance of 40 km from Nizamabad. This place has various legends associated with it. While according to one legend, Maharshi Valmiki installed the image of Saraswati here, another legend says that Veda Vyasa installed the idol of the deity. Historically, King Bijialudu of Nandagiri constructed this temple in the sixth century. Vasant Panchami and Navratri are the two main festivals celebrated in this temple. The nearest airport is at Hyderabad. Buses ply to Besar from Hyderabad and Nizamabad in Andhra Pradesh and from Nanded in Maharashtra.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Adilabad

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