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Sas Bahu Temple

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Address: Near Gwalior Fort, Gwalior, India
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Thousand-year-old wonder

My wife and I stopped by the Sas Bahu Hindu temple whilst visiting Gwalior Fort during a tour of northern India. There are actually two temples, once quite large and a much... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stopped by the Sas Bahu Hindu temple whilst visiting Gwalior Fort during a tour of northern India. There are actually two temples, once quite large and a much smaller one, standing on the edge of the fort walls and offering spectacular views of both the Man Singh Palace and Gwalior city. The temples were completed in... More 

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mumbai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best temples, or one of the best artchitectural monument in gwalior fort area. a standalone temple with beautiful artwork or the temple. must visit place in gwalior

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is in fact a temple of Sahastrabahu (thousand arms) a Lord Vishnu and the other is Shiv Temple. It is situated in the Gwalior fort complex. Nothing special barring the architecture.

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The temples are at a walkable distance from the Fort and are in the same fort complex and are definitely worth a visit for their beautiful architecture. It is a group of two temples with the bigger temple being referred to as temple for mother- in - law and smaller one as temple for daughter-in- law and hence the name.... More 

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Nagpur, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely architecture, with a super view of the city below. Click a few photos against one of the ornate doors.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sas Bahu refers to there being two temples close together, known as "mother-in-law" and "daughter-in-law" according to their respective sizes. Beautifully decorated with myriad carved figures, one can hardly imagine the effort that 8th century craftsmen were prepared to put into this monument, and one wonders at it survival through so many turbulent times.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

like many other places in India there are no singes or any guidance for the visitor. if you made your way to the fort the visit here worth the effort mainly for the view

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

this temple is one of the greatest architectural marvels situated to the east of Gwalior Fort. . Stunning views from the top although the stairs are steep.

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Sas-Bahu ka mandir, or Sahastrabahu Temple, is located to the east of Gwalior Fort. Built in 1092 by King Mahipala of the Kachchhapaghata dynasty, this temple is one of the greatest architectural marvels situated by Gwalior Fort. It is 32 metres long and 22 metres at its breadth. It was named SahastraBahu, depicting Lord Vishnu with a thousand hands.

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Gwalior, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The Sahastrabahu temple located at Gwalior Fort is a wonderful place to visit. The title sas- bahu temple is a distortion of the original word Sahastrabahu(100 arm), the Lord Vishnu. The temple reminds us of the magnificent architecture of medicine India combined with the eastern influences. The visitors are advised to use own/private conveyance to reach the fort where one... More 

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