Sas-Bahu Temple
Sas-Bahu Temple
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Bharat P
Newark, DE514 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Lovely up keep of ancient temples. Great architecture and carving. Very peaceful monument with great view around. A must visit place
Written 18 January 2024
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia6,464 contributions
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Mar 2023 • Couples
After visiting Man Mandir in Gwalior Fort, coming down, you will see these 11th century twin temples, one small, one large multi-storied. Not only are these temples beautiful and wonderfully carved, but you will also have a stunning view from there : one side to the fort with its grandiose fortifications over Gwalior town, the other side to the Sikh Temple Gurudwara Data Bandi Chhod Qilla.
The temples are free to access and when I visited, it was very quiet.
Written 5 April 2023
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krishna292
Hyderabad District, India1,147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
The Entry ticket to Gwalior Fort includes the entry to other well known monuments, such as, Sas-Bahu Mandir (temple), Teli ka Mandir etc. though these are about a km away from the fort gate towards the east. These temples are must-visit tourist attractions and after visiting them we were wonderstruck to see the intricate stone carvings, arches and decorated high ceilings of the temples considering the fact that these were built about 1000 years back. In fact there are two temples within the complex, which were built by Raja Mahipal of Kachchpaghta dynasty in the last decade of 11th century. According to a folklore, mother of the erstwhile Raja was a devotee of Lord Vishnu and king built this temple for her to worship in a grand way. This temple made for the mother-in-law had been dedicated to Lord Vishnu with His idol in the Garbhgriha or sanctum and is also believed to have the idols of Brahma and Saraswati (goddess of wisdom and education), though there is no idol now . During Moghul ruler Aurangzeb's time, many of these idols were defaced or destroyed. However, this pyramid shaped temple still stands tall glorifying the rich ancient architectural workmanship of those Indian artisans and rulers who encouraged them and left their footprints. Exterior walls of the structure are decorated by geometric designs of flowers, elephants and musicians besides scenes from Krishan Leela. The other temple in the complex was constructed by the king for his wife who was the devotee of Lord Shiva and it is also decorated with beautiful stone carvings similar to the main temple. In fact the name of this temple was initially Sahastrabhau temple. which means 1000 arms, but in the course of time it became popular as Sas-Bahu Temple. In Hindi Sas means mother-in law and bahu means daughter-in-law.
Written 2 April 2023
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Kasturi S
New Delhi, India33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The Sahastrabahu temple, now mentioned in short as the Sas-Bahu temple. The history... the architecture, the craftsmanship, simply fabulous.
Written 3 January 2023
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L R S
Bengaluru, India189 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Beautiful architecture. Originally said to be a Vishnu temple called Sahasrabahu, over the time has become Sas-Bahu temple just because Vishnu was worshiped by Sas and Shiv was worshiped by Bahu
Written 14 December 2021
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RkRoadie
Pune, India625 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
This temple is near Fort area but still one needs a car to drive there as walking might take some time. The fort tickets are checked here at entrance. There is ample car parking space near temple.

This temple is "Sahasrabahu" but some how got name as "Saas Bahu". There are two temples in complex, the big one has marvelous architecture where has small one has beautiful cravings.

There are lot of bats inside these temples. The area around has greenery.
Written 19 November 2021
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Ankit Tripathi
Lucknow, India101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
The temple is in excellent shape however do not know what ASI is doing to help it keep clean asit has now become adda of the bats.
Written 18 October 2021
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VinayM
Patna, India4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Friends
These two temples are so beautiful that one one can keep staring for hours. Temple seems to be vandalised by Muslims in past who defaced the idols and shikhar of it. There is no murti in the main sanctum sanctorum left. Yet, it's a great place to be.
Written 2 February 2021
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S. Singh
India5,621 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Well this is combination of two temples , Actual name is "SAHASTRA BAHU MANDIR" (GWALIOR) and easy and easy and common name is SAAS BAHU MANDIR

Must Have - Water Bottle, Caps and ease shoes .
Tickets is online with Gwalior Fort combined ticket.Ticket window is in Fort not Here.

Proper Free parking just front of entry .

This is in the Boundary wall of Gwalior Fort on the top of hill .

All and main sculptures are broken down from Mughal Emperors orders. We get maximum sculptures as a ruined stage.
But still as building and as well as decorative carving art , sculptures , this is must seen attraction in that area.

Architecture - Dravidian Architecture, Nagara style Function , Temple Built in - 1092 AD, Built by - King Mahipal , Materials used - Limestone, red sand stone

it is a twin temple a larger one dedicated to Lord Vishnu lord with Thousand arms ( Sahastra Bahu ).The temple was built for the King Mahipal’s wife who was a devotee of Lord Vishnu , A smaller one dedicated to Lord Shiva built for her daughter – in – Law who was a devotee of Lord Shiva.

Both the temples are richly decorated with carvings of deities, human and animal figures, and geometric patterns .  It is difficult to find a piece of plane surface in this section that has not been carved, interlocking the horizontal and the vertical elements and to set up the images at the most appropriate places.
Written 3 October 2020
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manju30
Noida, India43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The architecture is the same as that found in the various Hindu and Jain temples in this area particularly Khajuraho area. The eye to detail is mind boggling. The temple is now showing the ravages of time. The mandapa inside is now supported by various girders but the beauty makes its presence.
Written 29 May 2020
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