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Sas Bahu Temple, Udaipur Tourist Attraction

Sas Bahu Temple / Sahastra Bahu Temple Udaipur Entry Fee

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Sas Bahu Temple / Sahastra Bahu Temple Udaipur Address: Saheli Marg, Madhuban, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 313001, India

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Sas Bahu Temple / Sahastra Bahu Temple Udaipur Timings

Day Timing
Monday 5:00 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wedesday 5:00 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday 5:00 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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India is a vibrant land of diverse faith and religions. India is home to many temples dedicated to both gods and its deities. There are an uncountable number of Gods and goddesses with many names and temples reciting their exciting tales via its name and architecture.

In Udaipur, you will find a wide range of temples in the name of Lord Shiva, Lord Krishna, Lord Vishnu and many more. One of the most amazing temples located in Udaipur is the Sahastra Bahu Temple. Commonly known as the Saas-Bahu temple, Sahastra Bahu Temple is an exciting place to visit. The name itself arouses sufficient interest amongst the people.

Sahastra Bahu Temple is a unique symbol of the harmonious relationship of Saas (mother-in-law) and Bahu (daughter-in-law). In the Indian context, it is rare to find a healthy relationship between saas and bahu. The temple structure is proof of the sacred nature of family bonds during ancient times.

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Location of Sahastra Bahu Temple

Located 23 km away from the central city of Udaipur in Rajasthan, in Nagda village, Sahastra Bahu Temple attracts the attention of many deities. The temple is situated en route Eklingji temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

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Architecture of Sahastra Bahu Temple

Sahastra Bahu Temple is a cluster of five to ten smaller shrines of various Gods and Goddesses. The temple of the mother in law has an archway in the front space for keeping the idol of Lord Vishnu during the special occasions. It has three doors facing three different directions. The fourth door is in a room closed for public access. On the entrance, you can find the idols of Goddess Saraswati, Lord Bramha, and Lord Vishnu. The intricate carvings and architecture of the temple are incredibly gorgeous and will leave a mark on you.

Unfortunately, due to the invasions of cruel conquerors of medieval times, a significant portion of the temple is still in ruins. However, even after the ravages of time, the temple structure is still very much admirable. The vast campus of the Sahastra Bahu Temple is stretched across 22 meters in breadth and 32 meters of land in length. Both the temples are facing east.

The walls of the temple have exclusive carvings dating back to the 10th century. The main entrance to the temples is from a standard door that is adorned with stunning carvings of lintels and multi-lobed arch in the middle section.

You can also find the beautiful images of lord Balrama, Parashurama, and Lord Rama sculpted on a different platform. The sculptures are made in two steps with high precision and utmost care. You will be amazed to find the reason for this precision. This precision ensures that the first lane of sculptures encircles the other path. The two temples share the same altar or mandapa with standard projections and porch.

The Bahu temple has an octagonal ceiling with astonishing carvings of 8 intricate female figures. Ramayana inspires the carvings in the temple.

The Sahastra Bahu Temple has made it to the list of Archaeological Survey of India under the category of most amazing heritage monuments found in India.

History of Saas-Bahu temple

Going by history, you have never come across a temple glorifying the relationship of Saas (mother-in-law) and Bahu (daughter-in-law). King Mahipala of Kachchhwaha Dynasty got this temple constructed in the 10th or 11th century A.D. The Queen of Mahipala was a devotee of Lord Vishnu. The King was very kind and generous in his love for his beloved wife, and he got this temple constructed. He wanted her to worship her favored Lord Vishnu peacefully.

Later, when the prince got married, another temple was constructed for his wife, who was a worshipper of Lord Shiva. Thus, another temple was made to pay honor to Lord Shiva. The temple was built next to the Vishnu shrine for the daughter-in-law of the King.

As the temple of Lord Vishnu was first constructed, it was named as Sahastrabahu Temple, which means “the one having a thousand arms” a synonym for Lord Vishnu.

The temple was initially called Sahastrabahu Temple. However, as time passed, the name got evolved, and the temple became popular and got the name as Saas-Bahu Temple for the reason of its initial construction. The Saas temple or the temple in honor of Lord Vishnu is more significant of the two shrines.

How to reach Sahastra Bahu Temple

Udaipur is one of the most popular tourist cities in Rajasthan. Connected very well to the Airport, Railway Station and roads, Udaipur is an easily accessible place. If you wish to visit Sahastra Bahu Temple, you can take the following ways.

· Airport- Maharana Pratap Airport can be found 33.1 Km away from Sahastra Bahu Temple. It is in the best interest to hire a private cab or taxi to reach the temple.

· Railway Station- The Udaipur railway station is 23 km away from Sahastra Bahu Temple. This distance can be quickly covered in half an hour via cab.

· Public transport- Sahastra Bahu Temple is located about 24.6 km from Udaipur City. You can reach the temple via government-run buses. The state government of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Rajasthan run Volvo buses in and out of the Udaipur city. You can also take a road trip to Udaipur via National Highway 8 (NH8). This can be a memorable trip with friends and families.

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Entry fees and timings of Saas-Bahu temple

The Saas-Bahu temple timings are from 5:00 AM to 12: 00 PM and from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The entry is free of cost since religious places have no entry fee levied.

Best time to visit Sahastra Bahu Temple

The best time to visit the Sahastra Bahu Temple is from the month of September to March as the weather is cold and pleasant during these months. The monsoon season is best as you can prevent the scorching heat of the sun.

Things to do at Sahastra Bahu Temple

If you plan to visit Saas Bahu temple, then do not forget to visit nearby places. You can plan a one-day trip to Saas Bahu temple, the Eklingji Temple, which is of historical importance and the Vaishnavite shrine in Nathdwara. There are beautiful resorts near the Saas Bahu temple and Nathdwara, thus, you can plan to stay for the night at any of the locations.

Places to visit near Sahastra Bahu Temple

Eklingji Temple- A magnificent and ancient Hindu temple of Udaipur, it is dedicated to Lord Shiva, the tutelary deity of the Mewar rulers. The temple was constructed in 734 AD by Maharana Bappa Rawal, the founder of the Mewar Dynasty. The temple stands beautifully on the banks of Indersagar Lake, and the beautifully sculpted complex includes 108 temples in the premises made of marbles and sandstones. Eklingji Temple is located 1.5 km away from Sahastra Bahu Temple.

Adbhut Ji Temple: it is Jain temple that is situated at 500 meters from the Saas Bahu temple. Dedicated to Jain Saint Shanti Nath, Rana Kumbha has built the temple. The Adbhut Ji Temple has a 9 feet tall strange idol and thus got the name as Adbhuth. The foreign invaders have destroyed the temple, yet the ruins speak powerfully of the art and architecture that it once had.

You can also visit the ruins of old Jain temples located 550 meters away from the Saas Bahu temple.

Interesting facts about Sahastra Bahu Temple

The two temples constructed adjacent to each other reflects the familial bond as well as the devotion of women towards Lord Vishnu and Shiva.

Things to keep in mind while visiting Sahastra Bahu Temple

  • Do not forget to carry a good camera to click the beautiful landscapes near the lake amidst the beauty of nature.
  • Please note different temples have different timings, thus coordinate the schedules of the temples when you are planning your visit to the various temples.

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